33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) and Remembrance Sunday 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

 
Introit Requiem Aeternam (chant)
Opening Hymn Abide with me
Kyrie Kyrie for 3 Voices adapted from Byrd (mcb)
Gloria Psallite Mass
Psalm O blessed are those (Paul Inwood)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts Will you let me be your servant
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion Confitemini Domino (Taizé) & Ps 117 (Bévenot)
Postcommunion Justorum Animae (Charles Villiers Stanford, 1852-1924)
Recessional O praise ye the Lord
 

Stanford’s powerful and dramatic setting of words from the book of Wisdom was just right for Remembrance Sunday, as was the plainchant introit from the Requiem Mass, and the hymn which followed our two minutes’ silence at the beginning of Mass.

The readings and antiphons for the 33rd Sunday were harder to match with suitable songs, I thought, but Paul Inwood’s gentle setting of the responsorial psalm hit the right note, as did our song – taking up the image of the good and faithful servant from St Matthew’s Gospel – at the preparation of the gifts.

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