Thursday, 28 February 2013
|Entrance||Faith of our fathers|
|Kyrie||Missa Orbis Factor|
|Psalm||Ps 1 (Paul Inwood)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Glory and Praise (mcb)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Tu es Petrus (Jacobus Clemens non Papa, c.1510-c.1556)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation C, Amen||Mass XVIII & Missal tones|
|Agnus Dei||Mass XVIII & Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (G.P. da Palestrina, 1525-1594)|
|Communion||Come to Me (Martin Barry/Diane Murden)|
|Recessional||Full in the panting heart of Rome (words: Joanna Bogle and Fiorella Sultana de Maria)|
Strictly speaking, by the time our celebration began we were into sede vacante, but the management felt that a few rousing choruses of God bless our Pope would nonetheless give people a needed opportunity to wish Pope Benedict well on the way to retirement. I steered proceedings away from the triumphalism of Cardinal Wiseman’s original version, towards the updated version published in Faith magazine in July 2005.
All the same, it not unexpectedly felt as though relatively few in the congregation were familiar with the tune, which I think is called Wiseman.