Saturday, 3 April 2010
|The Service of Light||Lumen Christi (chanted)|
|After 1st reading (Genesis 1)||Send forth your spirit (Stephen Dean)|
|After 2nd reading (Exodus 14-15)||I will sing to the Lord (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)|
|After 3rd reading (Isaiah 55: come to the water)||We shall draw water joyfully (Paul Inwood)|
|After 4th reading (Ezekiel 36: I shall give you a new heart)||Like the deer (mcb)|
|Gloria||Mass of the Creator Spirit (Ed Nowak)|
|Easter Alleluia + Psalm 117||Plainchant, verses by Paul Inwood|
|Litany of the Saints||Joseph Gélineau, ed. Robert B. Kelly|
|Blessing of the Font||Springs of Water (Marty Haugen)|
|Sprinkling||Vidi Aquam (Tomás Luis de Victoria, c. 1548-1611)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Alleluia, Christus Surrexit (Felice Anerio, c. 1560-1614)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Spring Sanctus (mcb)|
|Agnus Dei||from Communion Rite: Take and Eat (Michael Joncas/Gary Daigle)|
|Communion||Take and Eat (Michael Joncas)|
|Dismissal||Go in the peace of Christ, Alleluia (chanted)|
|Final Hymn||Thine be the Glory|
For a musical banquet as rich and complex as tonight’s, the fare needs to change slowly from year to year. This year we returned to Paul Inwood’s irrepressibly joyful We shall draw water. Anerio’s Alleluia, Christus Surrexit was brimming with the same spirit.
We remembered the bells at the Gloria this year, as we did on Holy Thursday: Bishop Terence intoned the opening of the Gloria from the Missa de Angelis, and then the bells and the organ rang out Easter joy before we eased seamlessly into Ed Nowak’s fiery setting.
We’ve sung Geoffrey Boulton Smith’s simple and bold setting of the Exodus canticle every year for the last twenty years and doubtless more. I don’t know of another setting to rival it.