|Entrance||Hosanna Filio David (Plainchant & T.L. de Victoria, c. 1548-1611) |
All Glory Laud and Honour
|Psalm||My God, my God (Liam Lawton)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Praise to you, O Christ (James Walsh)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Crucifixus from the Mass in B Minor (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)|
|Acclamation||Missal Tone: Lord, by your cross|
|Agnus Dei||Mass XVII & Missa Brevis (Antonio Lotti, c. 1667-1740)|
|Communion||Father, if this cup (Stephen Dean)|
|Recessional||My song is love unknown|
There was, I thought, a striking affinity between the Bach Crucifixus and Stephen Dean’s atmospheric Communion song – both begin with chromatic harmonies over pulsing repeated bass notes (both in the key of E minor). I wondered whether the Bach was Stephen’s inspiration for writing the piece. They went together well, I felt.
We had more Bach from Anthony, our Communion processional song being followed by the chorale prelude Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721, and for a postlude after Mass, the final movement of the St Matthew Passion (Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder).