Sunday, 26 May 2013
|Entrance||Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty|
|Kyrie||Kyrie Eleison from Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Gloria||Missa Ubi Caritas|
|Psalm||Ps 8 (Sebastian Wolff)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Sing a New Song (John Bell)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||A Hymn to the Trinity (P.I. Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation B, Amen||Missa Ubi Caritas|
|Agnus Dei||Missa Ubi Caritas|
|Communion||God beyond all names (John Bell) & Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas (chant)|
|Postcommunion||Tibi Laus (Orlande de Lassus, 1532-1594)|
|Recessional||Father, Lord of all creation|
In the short motet Tibi Laus, Lassus sets the central invocation of the Angelic Trisagion, a litany of devotions to the Trinity:
To you praise,
to you glory,
to you thanksgiving forever,
O blessed Trinity.
CPDL calls the prayer a matins responsory for Trinity Sunday, but I can’t find it in my copy of the Liber Usualis. We shaped the piece by beginning with joy and ending with warm affection.
Sabine von Hünerbein directed us in Tchaikovsky’s setting of the Cherubic Hymn from the Orthodox liturgy, in W.G. Rothery’s freely amplified translation, which emphasises the Trinitarian element in the original.