5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2011)

 
Entrance Come, ring out your joy (arr. Martin Foster)
Kyrie Jubilation Mass (James Chepponis)
Gloria Mass for John Carroll (Michael Joncas)
Psalm Good people are a light (Paul Inwood)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Christ be our light (Bernadette Farrell)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Assisi Acclamations (Nick Baty)
Agnus Dei from Beneath the Tree of Life (Marty Haugen)
Communion Blest are they, the poor in spirit (David Haas)
Postcommunion Beati Quorum Via (Charles Villiers Stanford, 1852-1924)
Recessional Tell out, my soul
 

Martin Foster’s setting of Psalm 94(95), from which today’s entrance antiphon is drawn, to the music of the 17th Century Peruvian Hanacpachap Cussicuinin, made for an imposing Entrance Song. We used the opening verse

Come, ring out your joy to God,
Hail, the Lord, the rock who saves us
Let us come before him giving thanks,
With songs let us hail the Lord.
as a refrain, which the people joined in with heartily, while the choir supplied some of the other verses, variously in two- and three part harmony for women’s and men’s voices.

Our final hymn, well-known as an adaptation of the Magnificat, echoed the communion antiphon from Ps 106(107): He has filled the hungry with good things.

Today’s readings spoke of the good and the just as a light shining in the darkness. Stanford’s unaccompanied six-part motet Beati quorum via extols the same virtues. It would have done nicely for next week too, when the psalm response is They are happy who follow God’s law.

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