1st Sunday of Advent (Year A, 2013)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Entrance Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Kyrie Missal Chant
Psalm Ps 121 (McCarthy/Bévenot)
Gospel Acclamation Advent Gospel Acclamation (Philip Duffy)
Creed Credo III
Preparation of the Gifts Ad te levavi (F.X. Witt, 1834-1888)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missal Chant
Agnus Dei Missal Chant
Communion (i) O Sapientia (chant)
(ii) To you, O Lord, I lift my soul (Marty Haugen)
Postcommunion (silence)
Recessional Lo he comes with clouds descending

For Advent, a return to the chants from the English Missal. We’re also singing the Creed, in Latin this time, with the aim of creating a musical space for the genuflection at Christmas Midnight Mass, which otherwise somehow always seems to go by half-noticed.

A return, too, to the O Antiphons, one per Sunday and one more for Midnight Mass. They are a signature tune marking out the season, and a beautiful one at that.

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