|Entrance||When I survey the wondrous cross|
|Kyrie||Kyrie for 3 voices adapted from Byrd (mcb)|
|Gloria||Mass for John Carroll (Michael Joncas)|
|Psalm||Ps 65 (Monaghan/Steel)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Advent Gospel Acclamation (Andrew Wright), with chanted verse|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Make me a channel of your peace|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||German Mass (Schubert, arr. Proulx)|
|Agnus Dei||Hurd Mass (Bob Hurd)|
|Communion||Taste and See (Richard Proulx)|
|Postcommunion||Jubilate Deo (adapted from the Stabat Mater by Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809)|
|Recessional||Forth in the peace of Christ we go|
The first reading – Rejoice, Jerusalem – and the Responsorial Psalm – Cry out with joy to God, all the earth – gave us our postcommunion piece, adapted from Haydn. It sets a hybrid text from Psalms 65(66) and 99(100) to the finale (Paradisi Gloria) of his Stabat Mater. To my mind the psalm-based text is perhaps better suited to the exuberance of the music – a rollicking choral fugue – than the text originally set by the composer.
The second reading’s the only thing I can boast about is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ gave us our opening hymn, and the sending out of the seventy-two in the Gospel reading, with their message of peace, prompted the choice of our recessional hymn.
In fact, all three readings mentioned peace, and this suggested our hymn at the preparation of the gifts, sung in the charming arrangement by William Llewellyn published by the RSCM in the excellent collection Sing With All My Soul.