Chrism Mass music
  • priorstf
    Posts: 460
    Our cathedral choir is composed of members of individual church choirs, so our only contribution during Holy Week is for the Chrism Mass. This year we had 23 singers plus a brass quintet and organ, with the following sung repertoire:


    O Redemptor (chant)
    Build Thee More Stately Mansions (G. Young)
    O for a Heart to Praise My God (R. Smith)
    Christ Became Obedient for Us unto Death (J. Lee)


    Entrance: O God Beyond all Praising (arr. R. Proulx)
    Gloria: Community Mass (R. Proulx)
    Psalm: Forever I Will Sing (W. Ferris)
    Acclamation: Praise and Honor (P. French)
    Preparation of Gifts: I Am Alpha and Omega (J. Stainer)
    Ubi Caritas (Taize)
    Holy/Memorial/Amen: Community Mass (R. Proulx)
    Agnus Dei: (Jubilate Deo)
    Communion: O Living Bread from Heaven
    Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
    Hail True Body (anonymous)
    Closing: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (tune: Angels from the Realms of Glory)

    If you have a men's section that has been waiting to cut loose (but can be reined in when the women join) I Am Alpha and Omega is your ticket!