Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday, 2012)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Opening Hymn The glory of the cross (John Ainslie)
Gloria Mass of the Most Sacred Heart (Jacob Bancks)
Responsorial Psalm The Blessing Cup (A Gregory Murray)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Washing of Feet If there is this love among you (Barry/Murden)
Prayers of Intercession Lord, in your mercy (John Bell)
Preparation of the Gifts Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986)
Sanctus Mass XVII
Memorial Acclamation BMissal Tone: When we eat this Bread
Agnus Dei Mass XVII & Missa Brevis (Antonio Lotti, 1667-1740)
Communion O Sacrum Convivium (mcb)
Procession Pange Lingua (plainchant)
Stay with me (Taizé)

The end of an era, of sorts: this was the first time in at least seventeen years that we didn’t sing A new commandment for the Gospel Acclamation. It was a last musical trace of the family-oriented celebration we had in Bishop Kelly’s time. For a few years we were accompanied in this celebration by “music group” resources (guitar, piano, flute and the like), and it was a distinctive occasion, even a moving one, in our annual musical calendar. I’d like to think we haven’t lost touch with that part of our musical repertoire. A new commandment will be back before long, anyway.

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