2nd Sunday of Advent (Year B, 2011)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

 
Entrance Song of Consolation (Peter Jones)
Kyrie Missal Chant
Psalm Ps 84 (Elsie Wright)
Gospel Acclamation Advent Gospel Acclamation (Alan Smith)
Prayers of Intercession Through our lives (John Bell)
Preparation of the Gifts Conditor Alme Siderum (T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missal Chant
Agnus Dei Missal Chant
Communion Wait for the Lord (Taizé)
Postcommunion Hierusalem Surge (Heinrich Isaac, c. 1450-1517)
Recessional Come, thou long-expected Jesus
 

Our trademark mix of music, from Peter Jones and Jacques Berthier to Victoria, still in his quatercentenary year, and Heinrich Isaac. Isaac was a new name for us, and it was illuminating to set his music side by side with that of Victoria from a hundred years later. Isaac’s setting of the communion antiphon felt plain and brightly lit, compared with the light-and-shade subtleties of Victoria’s polyphony, alternating with chant verses. But both, I thought, were beautiful and prayerful.

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