|Entrance||Bring to the Lord a glad new song (Perry/Parry)|
|Gloria||from Beneath the Tree of Life (Marty Haugen)|
|Psalm||Ps 144 (Martin Hall)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Easter Alleluia (chant)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||A new commandment|
|Sanctus, Acclamation D, Amen||Spring Sanctus (mcb)|
|Agnus Dei||Lamb of God II (mcb)|
|Communion||I am the vine (John L. Bell) & Ps 80 (Laurence Bévenot)|
|Postcommunion||This is the Day (anon, c. 1600)|
It’s ironic that (at least as far as I’m aware) there aren’t very many good congregation-friendly settings of the text of today’s entrance antiphon from Psalm 97: Sing to the Lord a new song.
A couple of years ago I took the instruction literally, and we sang Darlene Zschech’s Shout to the Lord, which we hadn’t done before. I don’t think we could get away with that every time, though, and this year, as last, we sang Michael Perry’s excellent reworking of Parry’s Jerusalem. Are there any other settings of this text you’d recommend?
I’d never heard of Osbert Parsley until I saw his name as a suggested composer of the more usually anonymous 16th century anthem This is the Day. I’m still not convinced it isn’t a prank.