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.