|Entrance||The Church’s One Foundation|
|Kyrie||Kyrie I (Jacques Berthier)|
|Gloria||Coventry Gloria (Peter Jones)|
|Psalm||Ps 33 (mcb)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Easter Alleluia|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Dear Lord and Father of Mankind|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)|
|Agnus Dei||Mass XVIII & Missa O Quam Gloriosum (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548–1611)|
|Communion||Come to Me (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)|
|Postcommunion||Tu Es Petrus (Jacob Clemens non Papa, c. 1510-1556)|
|Recessional||For All the Saints|
For our celebration of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul today we were joined by members of Province 1 of the Catenian Association. We had music to suit a large and willing singing assembly – the Gathering Mass, the Coventry Gloria, and some rousing and well-known hymns. It's some years since we’ve sung Paul Inwood’s mass regularly on Sundays, but it’s just right for large ad hoc gatherings when you want to be sure people will know it well enough to be able to play their part.
The choir sang the setting of Tu Es Petrus by Clemens non Papa (according to Wikipedia his nickname - not the pope - was a joke on the part of his publisher), and the Agnus Dei from Victoria’s Missa O Quam Gloriosum, sandwiched between the first and third lines of the Agnus from Mass XVIII. This seems to me a good way to include gems from the repertoire of polyphonic mass settings, while maintaining the participation of the assembly first and foremost.