4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, 2012)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Entrance Save us, Lord our God (Christopher Walker)
Kyrie Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)
Gloria (Peter Jones)
Psalm Listen to the voice of the Lord (Patrick Geary)
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Mode 2 (Plainchant)
Preparation of the Gifts The Beatitudes (Bob Chilcott)
Sanctus, Acclamation C, Amen Spring Sanctus (mcb)
Agnus Dei Belmont Mass
Communion Be still, and know that I am God
Postcommunion The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)
Recessional O Lord my God

Something to reflect each of the two Communion antiphons from the Missal again this week:

Let your face shine on your servant.
Save me in your merciful love.
O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall possess the land.

in the anthems by Rutter (the Lord make his face to shine upon you) and Chilcott respectively.

The Gospel reading had Jesus saying “Be quiet”, which gave us our Communion song, in the enchanting arrangement from the RSCM’s Sing with all my soul, ending with double descant for solo sopranos added to the a cappella SATB repetition of the first verse.

We gave Peter Jones’s revised setting of the now-venerable Coventry Gloria a first outing, and the consensus would seem to be that it actually improves on the original.

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