24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, 2012)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Entrance Praise to the holiest
Kyrie Kyrie Litany for Lent from Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd) [UC 46]
Gloria Missa Ubi Caritas
Psalm Ps 114 (Stephen Dean)
Gospel Acclamation St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts The servant King (Graham Kendrick)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missa Ubi Caritas
Agnus Dei Missa Ubi Caritas
Communion Our blessing cup (Michael Joncas) & verses from Ps 115(116) (Stephen Dean)
Postcommunion Lord Jesu Christ, my life and light, BWV 118 (J.S. Bach)
Recessional My song is love unknown

Michael Joncas’s setting of the Communion antiphon text has a tuneful refrain, but the wide tessitura of the verses makes them rather more soloistic than to my mind would be ideal for a Communion song. I expect that means that this particular setting is better suited to use as the responsorial psalm for Holy Thursday; in any event, we got round the problem by singing chant verses from Ps 115(116) to a tone by Stephen Dean. This also meant that the song could be prolonged to cover more of the Communion procession than Joncas’s two verses, so in all it felt like a successful adaptation of the original.

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