|Entrance||Bring to the Lord a glad new song|
|Gloria||Mass of the Celtic Saints (Lawton)|
|Psalm||Ps 21 (Walsh)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Eastertide Gospel Acclamation (Farrell)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Christo Resurgenti (François Couperin, 1668–1733)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Mass of the Celtic Saints (Lawton)|
|Agnus Dei||from Beneath the Tree of Life (Haugen)|
|Communion||I am the vine (Bell) & Psalm 79(80) (Bévenot)|
|Postcommunion||This is the Day (anon. c. 1600)|
|Recessional||O Praise ye the Lord|
The refrain from John Bell's I am the Vine is based on the same text as this Sunday's Communion antiphon (John 15:5). Psalm 80 also talks of a vine:
God of hosts, turn again, we implore, look down from heaven and see
Visit this vine and protect it, the vine your right hand has planted
and the two go together well. The idea of marrying the Communion antiphon with this psalm text comes from Psallite, as far as I can tell, but for the music for the psalm verses I've chosen a chant setting by Laurence Bévenot.
More Easter jubilation in the choral items this week: the Couperin is a model of 18th century elegance, while the anonymous This is the Day is almost fanfare-like in its repeated resounding declarations that we will rejoice.