Christmas 2021
  • What’s on the agenda this year?

    I am the cantor at one of my home parish’s Christmas Eve Masses this year. Here’s what I was given:

    Processional: O Come, All Ye Faithful
    Gloria: “A Christmas Gloria” - P. Gibson
    Psalm: Psalm 96 - B. Farrell
    Gospel Acclamation: “Jubilation Mass” - J. Chepponis
    Offertory: Angels We Have Heard on High
    Eucharistic Parts: Mass of Christ the Savior - D. Schutte
    Communion: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly & Silent Night
    Recessional: Joy to the World!

    Quite the mix. I’m not a fan of Glorias that make use of “Angels We Have Heard on High.” I could also do without Schutte’s Mass setting; however, I’d much rather sing Gibson’s Gloria over Schutte’s “My Little Pony” Gloria. Bernadette Farrell’s psalm is serviceable.
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen cesarfranck
  • Christmas Eve at St. James in Madison GA, 5:00pm, OF
    (Sadly we do the vigil and not midnight Mass)

    Prelude: half an hour of carols, followed by Le Creche, Guilmant
    Hymn: O Come All Ye Faithful
    Introit: Hodie Scietis (GR)
    Kyrie: Missa VIII
    Gloria: Missa VIII
    Gradual: Hodie Scietis (GR)
    Alleluia: mode VI w/ Latin verse
    Credo: Credo III in English
    Offertory: Tollite Portas (GR)
    Offertory other: Good Christian Men, Rejoice
    Sanctus: Missa VIII
    Mysterium fidei: Mortem tuam
    Paternoster: English
    Agnus Dei: Missa VIII
    Communion: Revelabitur (GR)
    Communion Motet: Corde Natus in two parts
    Hymn: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
    Postlude: BWV 729

    9am for Christmas Day (me as both cantor and organist, small crowd today so I give the schola the day off)

    Prelude: BWV 751
    Introit: Puer Natus Est (GR)
    Kyrie: Missa VIII
    Gloria: Missa VIII
    Gradual: Viderunt Omnes (Chants Abreges)
    Alleluia: mode VI w/ Latin verse
    Credo: Credo III in English
    Offertory: Tui Sunt (GR)
    Offertory other: Good Christian Men, Rejoice (if there is a congregation to sing it)
    Sanctus: Missa VIII
    Mysterium fidei: Mortem tuam
    Paternoster: English
    Agnus Dei: Missa VIII
    Communion: Viderunt Omnes (GR)
    Hymn: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
    Postlude: BWV 729 (Yes, I like this hymn tune a lot, okay?)

    The Guilmant is a lot of fun to play.
  • SalieriSalieri
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    Our Lady of Czestochowa, Turners Falls, MA (Historically Polish Parish, now RotR)
    (I am stuck cantoring and playing for both of these Masses--long story: Old age, work, and illness has cancelled 98% of the choir this Christmas. I think that my registration will mainly be the 8' Stopped Diapason, adding the 4' Harmonic Flute for last verses...)
    NB: an asterisk (*) indicates congregational (hopefully)

    Vigil Mass: 4:00 p.m.
    *Prelude: Adeste fideles (vs 1.)/O come all ye faithful (Vss. 1, 2, 6)--Last verse, Cleobury.
    Introit: Today you will know--Weber
    *Procession: Ach ubogi zlobie
    *Blessing of Creche: Sliczna panienka
    *Kyrie & Gloria: Mass VIII (de angelis)
    Psalm: Recited
    *Alleluia: Anglican Use Gradual (verse from Lectionary)
    Offertory: Lift up, O gate--Weber
    *Hymn: Gdy sie Chrystus rodzi
    *Sanctus: Mass XVIII ("Jubilate Deo")
    *Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Teresa--Willan
    Communion: The glory of the Lord will be revealed--Weber
    -*Hymn: Tryumfy Krola niebieskiego
    -Carol: A Virgin most pure--harm. Martin Shaw
    -Organ: Noel sur les flutes--Daquin
    *Hymn of Praise (after Communion): Hark! the herald angels--Last verse, Gaida
    *Recessional Hymn: Angels we have heard--Barnes
    Postlude: BWV 606
    ---
    Carol Concert & Midnight Mass: 11:30 p.m.
    *Once in royal--Last verse, Gaida
    *Dzisiaj w Betlejem
    Little star of Bethlehem--Charles Ives
    *Bog sie rodzi/God is born (vs 1 Polish/vss. 1 & 2 English)
    Away in a manger--Kirkpatrick
    *While shepherds watched--Last verse, Cleobury
    Ding dong! Merrily on high--Keyte & Parrott
    *O come, all ye faithful (Vss. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7)--Verses 6 & 7, Gaida
    *Wsrod nocnej ciszy/In the night's stillness (Vs 1 Polish/vss 1 & 2 English)
    Introit: The Lord said to me (Kelly)
    ---
    Christmas proclamation
    *Procession to creche: W zlobie lezy/Infant holy (vs. 1 Polish/vss 1 & 2 English)--arr Gaida
    *Enshrining of the Christ Child: Lulajze Jezuniu
    *Retiring to sacristy/Entrance for Mass: Silent Night--Gruber (original version, adapt)
    *Kyrie & Gloria: Mass VIII
    Gradual: Yours is princely power--Arbogast
    *Alleluia: Anglican Use Gradual (verse from Lectionary)
    Offertory: Let the heavens rejoice--Weber
    Carol: Sussex Carol--Vaughan Williams
    *Sanctus: Mass VIII (de angelis)
    *Agnus Dei: Mass of St. Teresa--Willan
    Communion: The Word became flesh--Weber
    --Carol: Bracie patrzcie jeno
    --Carol: Przybiezeli do Betlejem
    --Organ: Vom himmel hoch--Pachelbel
    *Hymn of Praise (After Communion): O little town of Bethlehem--Last verse, Cleobury
    *Recessional Hymn: Joy to the world (Vss 1, 2, 4)--Mason
    Postlude: BWV 729
    ---
    1:30 a.m.: Sherry & Devotions to the Venerable Bed.
  • Salieri,

    I grew up near ethnic enclaves (in Buffalo, New York), but I wasn't Catholic at the time, so I knew little or nothing of the musical genre which clearly peppers your parish. In later years, I've wondered how to recapture some of this before it has simply disappeared because of the biological solution. Could you record anything and post it here, for our general aedification?
  • Don9of11Don9of11
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    Here is what our choir is doing for Christmas day in Akron, Ohio.

    Prelude: Psallite (SAB a capella)
    Entrance: O Come All Ye Faithful (Pew Missal #200)
    Ent. Chant: Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. Dominion is on his shoulder and his name shall be called the Angel of Great Counsel. (Barlett p.28)
    Kyrie: Recited by the priest or deacon
    Gloria: Mass of St. Francis Cabrini (Kevin Keil)
    Responsorial Psalm: Setting by Royce Nickel
    Gospel Acc. Mass of the Angels (Clark)
    Offertory: In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Holst)
    Holy, Holy, Holy: Mass of St. Francis Cabrini
    Memorial Acc. When we eat this bread - Mass of St. Francis Cabrini
    Communion: All the Ends of the earth have seen (Motyka)
    Prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Pew Missal #85)
    Recessional: Joy to the World (Pew Missal #176)
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • St. Mary's, Tampa - Midnight Mass:

    Prelude:
    Organ: Divinum Mysterium (Held) and Greensleeves (Purvis)
    Carols: Once in Royal David's City, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Angels We Have Heard on High, and What Child Is This
    Choir: O Holy Night (arr. Jay Althouse)

    Proclamation of the Birth of Christ: Roman Missal
    Processional: O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. Willcocks)
    Introit: Dominus dixit ad me (GR)
    Kyrie: A Community Mass
    Gloria: A New Mass for Congregations

    Responsorial Psalm 96: antiphon set to Adeste Fideles refrain, verses: Meinrad 6
    Alleluia: Celtic
    Credo: III

    Offertory: Of the Father's Love Begotten (Isele)
    Sanctus, Mysterium, Amen: A Community Mass
    Agnus Dei: Holy Cross Mass
    Communion: The Word of God became flesh... (Fr. Kelly), O magnum mysterium (Near), and Silent Night

    Recessional: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
    Thanked by 2PolskaPiano CHGiffen
  • St. Sebastian, Akron OH, 1PM TLM

    Prelude: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen, Op. 122, No. 8 (J. Brahms)
    Hymn: 804 Adeste Fideles
    Mass VIII, Credo IV
    Gradual/Alleuia: Griesbacher, other Proper Gregorian
    Offertory: Gaudete (anon)
    Communion: O Salutaris (Walkiewicz)

    It's nothing to be proud of. We were just starting to rebuild, and we got hit by COVID.
  • Prelude:
    A mix of hymns from our parishoners of many ethnicities and congregational carols (a tradition at our parish)

    -Il est ne le divin Enfant (French- sung by a Congolese family)
    -Ab' ijuru (Kinyarwanda (Angels We have heard on high)- sung by a Congolese family) followed by English verses
    -Hang Belem (Vietnamese sung by Viestnamese sisters and parishoners)
    -Go Tell It On the Mountain
    -Gaudete (arr. de Silva)

    Entrance: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Proulx arr.)
    Gloria: Mass from Age to Age
    Psalm Guimont
    Alleluia: Alleluia Noel (Penkala from CanticaNova)
    Offertory: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Mass from Age to Age (I know. I am ready to be done with this one)
    Communion: Oh Santa Noche (solo in spanish while choir goes to communion)
    Silent Night
    O Magnum Mysterium ( Ramos- SAB, contemporary- perfect for my small trio)
    Recessional: Joy to the World

    This parish was very used to contemporary hymns and even P&W and I'm trying hard (too hard?) to bring in new (old! haha) things to open up new ideas of beauty. De Silva's arr of Gaudete was really accessible to my singers and is the first a cappella piece they have done- we have teens-70 year olds from various ethnic backgrounds/ countries in my group and everyone loved this piece! They also loved the setting of O Magnum Mysterium, even though I had to pare it down to a very capable trio instead of the whole group singing it. This is also the first year I hired brass and have been working hard on my organ to use for a few songs. I hope we are slowly and surely "getting there."
  • tomjaw
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Anticipated Midnight Mass, EF (the N.O. Mass at our parish is at Midnight).

    Entrance "Gaudete Christus Natus est"
    INT. Dominus dixit (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    KY. Byrd 3 part Mass (alternated with Mass XVI Kyrie)
    Kyrie: Chant, Byrd, Chant,
    Christe: Byrd, Chant, Byrd,
    Kyrie: Chant, Byrd 1, Byrd 2.
    GLO. Byrd 3 part Mass
    GRD. Tecum principium (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    ALL. Dominus Dixit (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    CRD. Byrd 3 part Mass
    OFF. Laetentur (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Off motet. Personent Hodie
    SAN. Byrd 3 part Mass
    BEN. Byrd 3 part Mass
    AGN. Byrd 3 part Mass
    COM. In splendoribus (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Com motet. Virgini Mariae Laudes (Former Sequence)
    Procession to the crib, Adeste Fidelis
    Christmas Martyrology sung by a cantor
    Marian Anthem. Alma Redemptoris (Palestrina setting)

    11am Day Mass E.F.
    INT. Puer Natus (Isaac 4 part setting)
    KY. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    GLO. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    GRD. Viderunt (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    ALL. Dies sanctificatus (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    CRD. Missa super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    OFF. Tui sunt caeli (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Off motet. Quem Pastores Laudavere
    SAN. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    BEN. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    AGN. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    COM. Viderunt omnes (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Com motet. Puer Natus in Bethlehem.
    Marian Anthem. Alma Redemptoris, Guerrero.

    The Isaac Introit sung in full perfectly matched the Kyrie and Gloria of Hasler, a few minutes of heaven to begin our Mass today.

    We are singing again tomorrow... and possibly everyday this coming week!
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • KARU27
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    I played as a hired musician at a large wealthy mega parish. We played mainly contemporary Christian type music with exactly three traditional hymns. A drumset was played for almost every musical selection, including "O Holy Night".
    On the other hand, the priest chanted a lot. The pews were full for 11 pm service.
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    St. David of Wales, Richmond Calif.

    Friday Dec. 24
    11:30 PM Anthems and Carols

    hymn 195 Creator of the stars of night
    Callaway: Wake, awake for night is flying
    hymn 196 O come divine Messiah
    Mateo Flecha(?): Riu riu chiu
    hymn 214 Lo how a rose
    Hassler: Dixit Maria
    hymn 211 Of the Father’s love begotten
    Holst: Christmas Day

    Midnight Mass

    O come all ye faithful
    Mix: Missa Brevis (with Gloria VIII)
    Offertory: Tavener: Today the Virgin+
    Sursum & Our Father (sung, first time in a while!)
    Comm. In splendoribus (American Grad.)
    Silent Night
    Hark the Herald

    Christmas Day

    (as last night, but for hymns)
    Angels we have heard
    It came upon the midnight
    Joy to the World
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • St. John the Evangelist, Goshen IN • Midnight Mass:

    35mins of hymns and choral preludes incl. a rousing rendition of Gaudete Christus Est Natus, among others.

    As the bells tolled: Choral Fanfare for Christ the King by H. Hamilton Smith, followed by the Christmas Proclamation (chanted, english).
    Entrance Hymn: Adeste Fideles (first verse in latin) – Willcocks
    Entrance Antiphon: Puer Natus † (sung from the medieval manuscript that I've shared in this thread: https://forum.musicasacra.com/forum/discussion/19451/puer-natus-est-free-pdf-of-franciscan-manuscript#Item_5)
    Ordinary: Dalitz Missa Tribus Vocibus, a cappella (I'm so proud of my little schola!)
    Psalm setting of my own followed by my Christmastide Alleluia
    Offertory Hymn: Angels We Have Heard on High
    Communion Antiphon: In splendoribus, sung from "Communio with English Verses" while the choir received communion
    Communion Hymns: Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Willcocks (restrained registration on the final verse since it was during communion) followed by Silent Night during the purification, which worked down to a cappella by the last verse.
    Recessional Hymn: Joy to the World, introduced by my fanfare: https://www.psallitedomino.com/store-1/p/fanfare-introduction-to-joy-to-the-world-antioch


    † - I realize this is technically incorrect, and only for mass during the day; I realized my mistake too late to reverse course.
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • tomjaw
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    Today on Sunday we had the Feast of St. Stephen E.F.

    9.30am Mass E.F. (with 12 servers).
    INT. Etenim sederunt (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    KY. Missa O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    GLO. Missa O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    GRD. Sederunt principes (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    ALL. Video caelos (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    CRD. Missa O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    OFF. Elegerunt Apostoli (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Off motet. O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    SAN. Missa O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    BEN. Missa O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    AGN. Missa O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    COM. Video caelos (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Com motet. Deus Tuorum Militum, Victoria
    Marian Anthem. Alma Redemptoris, Palestrina

    Followed by handing out of gifts for our servers for their faithful service.

    We have sung 3 different polyphonic Masses with Credo in just over 24 hours, we are singing tomorrow (chant) for the Feast of St. John.

    Our Parish priest is holding the usual Diocesan Mass on the 29th for St Thomas of Canterbury, Parton of the secular clergy in England. We have been asked to sing a polyphonic Mass, and fortunately members of our amateur choir have volunteered to sing! Our Choir is amazing... and so is our Parish priest, even if he asks for Polyphonic Mass settings during the week with less than a weeks notice.

    Merry Christmas from us all at St. Bede's to CPDL and @CHGiffen without whom our music programme would be far far poorer.
  • Midnight Mass:
    Carols at 11:30 (was originally planned for 11:15 but church was empty until about 11:30 so we waited until then to start, we had a full house for Mass)
    Once in Royal David's City (boy soloist v1)
    Magnificat Septimi Toni - Lassus
    Ding dong, merrily - Wood
    The Angel Gabriel
    Organ: La Nativite du Seigneur - Langlais (played by an SMCS organ student)
    In Dulci Jubilo BWV 751 - J. M. Bach
    Mass:
    Christmas Proclamation from the Martyrology, Solemn Tone - Cantor
    O Come All Ye Faithful (with rousing Willcocks descant, boy treble sang it)
    Introit - Dominus Dixit ad me - GR, in full
    Gloria - Missa O Magnum Mysterium - Victoria (with bells and fanfare a la Easter Vigil, as is custom with ICKSP at Gricigliano, first time done here at my humble NO parish)
    Choral Psalm by T. B. Armstrong
    Full Gregorian Alleluia - GR, in full (first time done ever here, went very well)
    Credo III with Et Incarnatus from Missa Papae Marcelli
    Offertory - O Magnum Mysterium - Victoria
    Sanctus - Community Mass (you win some, you lose some, though it could be worse)
    Agnus - Missa O Magnum
    Communion:
    In Splendoribus - GR
    In the bleak midwinter - Holst
    Silent Night, arr. Ronan
    Concluding: Hark the herald (with rousing Willcocks descant)
    Widor Toccata

    The Agnus at Midnight was quite simply the best my choir has ever sounded - the blend was incredible, and the sustain and expressivity of the whole thing was just stunning. My only regret is that I didn't get a recording of it. And despite it being late and everyone being tired, I was really pleased with how the whole Mass sounded.

    Christmas Day 10am:
    O come all ye faithful
    (we skipped the Introit, one of my all-time favourites, to my great disappointment, mostly because I was having issues with the organ and just forgot to intone it)
    Gloria VIII with bells/fanfare
    Psalm from the New Cathedral Gradual
    Full Gregorian Alleluia
    Credo III
    Offertory: Tui sunt coeli - GR
    Sanctus: Community Mass
    Agnus: VIII
    Communion: Antiphon Viderunt with verses
    Concluding: Hark the herald
    Truncated Widor Toccata (this time at Diane Bish tempo since there was an 11:30 Filipino choir coming in with all their gear...)

    The morning Mass was less nice... as our choir had shrunk from 6 extremely strong singers to 3 singers who were tired from the night before... so it didn't go nearly as well. Oh well, like I said, you win some and you lose some. Lesson learned - make Christmas Day a cantor/organ Mass or split the choir next year.
    Thanked by 2tomjaw CHGiffen
  • Where do you cut/jump to and from in the Widor? I’ve heard that people truncate it sometimes, but I’ve never figured out where they do it. I also played the Widor and would have loved to have spared my arm at 1:30am lol.
  • The truncation was actually quite extreme because of the next Mass at 11:30, whose equipment takes at least 10-15 minutes to set up (their words, not mine) and that doesn't include before Mass warmup.
    I basically played the exposition, then when the pedal came in, halfway through I jumped to where the pedal was playing in octaves and finished from there. No quiet part, there wasn't any time (and I didn't really want to play a single solitary note more after it all).
    Thanked by 1ServiamScores
  • Merry Christmas!

    I had the pleasure of being part of a Christmas concert a few days ago. We sung such wonders as Saint-Saens' "Tollite Hostias", Bouzignac's "Ave Maria", "In the bleak mid-winter", "Les anges dans nos campagnes", "Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris", "Ô Dieu de clémence", "A la crèche accourons tous", and so on.

    Unfortunately, I was unable to go to the Midnight Mass. I did go to the Mass of the day, in a Dominican Monastery. The Mass was celebrated in French, ad orientem (kinda) with Gregorian Propers and Ordinary.
    - Introit: Puer natus est (GR).
    - Kyrie: Fons bonitatis.
    - Gloria: Fons bonitatis.
    - Responsorial Psalm: "La terre entière a vu le Sauveur que Dieu nous donne" (All the Earth hath seen the Saviour which God gives us), in Polyphony.
    - Alleluia: Dies sanctificátus (GR).
    - Sequence: Laetabundus (the Dominicans have faithfully kept this wonderful sequence to this day, even in the modern form of the Roman Rite).
    - Creed: Credo I.
    - Offertory: Tui sunt cæli (GR).
    - Sanctus: Fons bonitatis.
    - Lord's Prayer: recited in French.
    - Agnus Dei: Fons bonitatis.
    - Communion: Vidérunt omnes (GR).
    - Recessional hymn: "Il est né, le Divin Enfant" ("He is born, the Heav'nly Child").
    Thanked by 2tomjaw CHGiffen
  • tomjaw
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    Feast of St. John E.F.

    12.15pm Mass E.F.
    INT. In medio (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    KY. Mass IV
    GLO. Mass IV
    GRD. Exiit sermo (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    ALL. Hic est discipulis (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    CRD. Credo I
    OFF. Justus et Palma (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Off motet. Hymn, Amore Christi nobilis
    SAN. Mass IV
    BEN. Mass IV
    AGN. Mass IV
    COM. Exiit sermo (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Com motet. Hymn, Exsultet caelum laudibus (Christmas melody)
    Marian Anthem. Alma Redemptoris, Solemn tone
    Recessional, Puer Natus in Bethlehem
  • Here's what we did at my OF parish where I am organist & director:

    Prelude at 11:30 p.m.
    Carol: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Praetorius)
    Carol: Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks)
    Carol: Noche de luz (Bortniansky)
    Carol: Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle (arr. Arantes)
    Carol: While Shepherds Watched (arr. Willcocks)
    Motet: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Palestrina)
    Carol: Silent Night
    Prelude: Desseins éternels (from La Nativité du Seigneur) (Messiaen)

    The Solemn Proclamation of Christmas

    Hymn at the Procession: O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. Willcocks)
    Introit: Dominus dixit ad me
    Kyrie: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
    Gloria: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
    Gradual: Resp. Psalm (Sam Schmitt)
    Alleluia: Mode VI
    Credo: Recited
    Offertory: Laetentur Caeli
    Offertory: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (arr. Willcocks)
    Sanctus: Heritage Mass (Alstott)
    Mysterium Fidei: Chant
    Amen: Chant
    Agnus Dei: Holy Cross Mass (David Clark Isele)
    Communion: In splendoribus sanctorum
    Communion: It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
    Communion Motet: O Magnum Mysterium (Victoria)
    Hymn at the Retiring Procession: Joy To The World (arr. Willcocks)
    & Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Willcocks)
    Postlude: In Dulci Jubilo (J. S. Bach)
    Postlude: Ave Maris Stella (de Grigny)
  • tomjaw
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    As it is still Christmas,

    Feast of the Holy Innocents 12.15pm Mass, EF
    INT. Ex ore infantium (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    KY. Mass IV
    GRD. Anima nostra (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    TRACT. Effuderunt (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    CRD. Credo I
    OFF. Anima nostra (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Off motet. Hymn Audit tyrannus anxius (Christmas melody)
    SAN. Mass IV
    BEN. Mass IV
    AGN. Mass IV
    COM. Vox in Rama (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Marian Anthem. Alma Redemptoris, Simple tone
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • Feast of St. John the Evangelist EF

    Full Gregorian Propers
    Mass IV
    Procession: Corde natus ex parentis
    Offertory: Puer natus in Bethlehem
    Marian: Alma Redemptoris (Simplex)
    Retiring Procession: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn)
    Thanked by 2tomjaw CHGiffen
  • tomjaw
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    12.05pm Solemn High Mass, with 5 clergy in choir. All diocesan! St. Thomas of Canterbury is the Patron of the secular Clergy in England, so they always meet and celebrate today.

    INT. Gaudeamus (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    KY. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    GLO. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    GRD. Ecce Sacerdos (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    ALL. Ego Sum Pastor bonus (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    CRD. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    OFF. Posuisti Domine (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Off motet. O quam gloriosum, Victoria
    SAN. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    BEN. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    AGN. Missa Super Dixit Maria, Hasler.
    COM. Ego Sum Pastor Bonus (Sung in full from the G.R.)
    Com motet. Ave Verum, Byrd
    Marian Anthem. Alma Redemptoris, Palestrina.