19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, 2009)

Entrance Be Thou My Vision
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia
Preparation of the Gifts In Bread We Bring You Lord
Sanctus & Acclamation Gathering Mass (Paul Inwood)
Communion This is My Body
Recessional O Praise our Great and Gracious Lord (tune: Kingsfold)

Not bad for a Sunday with no organist, no choir and no music director. Credit goes to the Dean, Fr Tony, for choosing a sung Gospel Acclamation and sung Eucharistic Acclamations, and for starting everything off barring the Gospel Acclamation, which fell to the reader of the second reading, who just happened to be stood at the ambo at the right time.

Only the last hymn was a little less well-known (I'm told by a Soprano Who Was There), but members of the choir were scattered among the congregation – this is their regular place of worship, after all – and they helped to carry it along.

It doesn't take great musical resources to have an effective sung liturgy; just an understanding of what's important and a willingness to go for it.