The Body and Blood of Christ (Year B, 2012)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Entrance Of the glorious body telling
Kyrie Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)
Gloria Psallite
Psalm Ps 115 (Stephen Dean/Psallite)
Sequence Lauda Sion Salvatorem (plainchant & Chris Mueller)
Gospel Acclamation St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts O Sacrum Convivium (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Belmont Mass
Agnus Dei Belmont Mass
Communion Take and Eat (James Quinn & Michael Joncas)
Postcommunion Ave Verum (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)
Recessional Soul of my Saviour

In our opening hymn, the sequence and our motet at the preparation of the gifts, we sang three of Thomas Aquinas’s texts for this feast. Ave Verum Corpus and Anima Christi (Soul of my Saviour) both date from the century after Aquinas, but on the whole it was a good day for the authors of mediaeval verses in honour of the Blessed Sacrament. James Quinn’s hymn (with refrain added by Michael Joncas), rich in scriptural images of our Lord, is a worthy companion for these more venerable texts.


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