Christ the King (Year C, 2013)

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Entrance The Servant King (Graham Kendrick, arr. Jeremy Thurlow)
Kyrie Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Gloria Mass of the Most Sacred Heart (Jacob Bancks)
Psalm I Rejoiced (mcb)
Gospel Acclamation Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation of the Gifts I Was Glad (C.H.H. Parry, 1848-1918)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of the Redeemer
Agnus Dei Mass of the Redeemer
Communion Te saeculorum principem (chant) & Jesus, remember me (Taizé)
Postcommunion O Bone Jesu (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Recessional Christus Vincit (arr. Martin Baker)

Everything from plainchant to Graham Kendrick, which I like to think is the way it should be.

On the way we had two very contrasting choral pieces, in Brahms's gentle motet for four women’s voices, and Parry’s uplifting setting of Ps 121(122), which was also today’s responsorial psalm. At just fourteen voices today, we sang the Parry with one or two to a part, but I thought it worked extremely convincingly on this reduced scale.

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