Sunday, 1 December 2013
|Entrance||Let all mortal flesh keep silence|
|Psalm||Ps 121 (McCarthy/Bévenot)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Advent Gospel Acclamation (Philip Duffy)|
|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)
|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.