16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, 2012)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Entrance Praise we our God with joy
Kyrie Kyrie for 3 voices adapted from Byrd (mcb)
Gloria Glory to God (Peter Jones)
Psalm His goodness shall follow me (Chris O’Hara)
Gospel Acclamation Here in our Midst (Peter Jones)
Preparation of the Gifts The living God my shepherd is
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Holy Family Mass (John Schiavone)
Communion Here I stand at the door (John Bell)
Postcommunion Flocks in pastures green (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Recessional Hail Redeemer, King divine

The lectionary makes ample reference today to the image of the Shepherd, and the three hymns, the Responsorial Psalm and our Postcommunion piece all did the same. The psalm setting was Chris O’Hara’s, with the verses set (a cappella, the way we did it) to the Irish folk melody She moved through the fair. Bekki Gocher was the cantor, in a haunting rendition.

We combined John Bell’s paraphrase of today’s Communion antiphon with chanted verses from Psalm 15(16): O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup.

That’s it from the choir until September. Next Sunday (5 August), the people of God of Salford do their annual penance: Anthony’s in Lourdes and so I’m playing the organ. I’m hoping for yet more of those glowing tributes, but I’ll settle for politely averted gazes afterwards.

1 comment:

  1. "....so I’m playing the organ...." Hm! Is the same guy who, in a joint workshop, once said he wasn't a keyboard player. Must remember that one! Either you're hiding your light or your bushel's too big!