5th Sunday of Easter (Year B, 2012)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

 
Entrance Sing a New Song (Chris O’Hara)
Gloria Mass of the Most Sacred Heart (Jacob Bancks)
Psalm Ps 21 (James Walsh)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Gospel Acclamation (Brian Luckner)
Preparation of the Gifts Cantate Domino (Hans Leo Hassler, 1564-1612)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Spring Sanctus (mcb)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion I am the vine (John Bell)
Postcommunion Easter Anthem (Paul Inwood)
Recessional O praise ye the Lord
 

Today’s Entrance antiphon is adapted from Ps 97(98):

O sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has worked wonders;
in the sight of the nations
he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.

We sang Chris O’Hara’s setting of the same Psalm from his 1986 collection Acclaim the King. Aptly, it was new to us, but I expect it won’t be the last time we sing it. Chris’s web site has an appealing recorded version somewhere on this page (though it has to be said we sang it straighter than that). My arrangement has choral harmonies in the refrain, and unison verses alternating between women’s and men’s voices.

Hassler’s somewhat different setting is of the opening words of Ps 95(96). I like to think we keep all the bases covered by juxtaposing settings of the same (or similar) texts like that.

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