2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A, 2014)

Sunday, 19 January 2014

 
Entrance Let all the world in every corner sing
Kyrie Kyrie I (Taizé)
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Psalm Ps 39 (Paul Inwood)
Gospel Acclamation Here in our Midst (Peter Jones)
Preparation of the Gifts Blest be the Lord, the God of Israel (Bernadette Farrell)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)
Agnus Dei from Beneath the Tree of Life (Marty Haugen)
Communion Behold the Lamb of God (John Bell) & Ecce Maria genuit (chant)
Postcommunion Venite Comedite (William Byrd, c.1540-1623)
Recessional Hail to the Lord’s anointed
 

A good mix of music, I thought, encompassing plainchant, Byrd, traditional hymns, the St. Thomas More Group, Iona, Taizé and Marty Haugen. What did we leave out?

Our music for the Communion procession combined the chant item and the piece from the Iona Community. John Bell’s refrain sandwiched a psalm antiphon from second vespers for the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord:

Behold, Mary has borne a Saviour for us,
whom John saw, and cried out:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

A new piece by yours truly as well - a Gloria that more or less completes the Mass setting I’ve been writing since last summer. (More or less, because there may yet be a further setting or two of the Penitential Rite.) It’s taken me a good while to feel my way around the text of the new translation of the Gloria - the opening lines have a stilted feel, rhythmically speaking, as if there was a deliberate move away from the lilting feel of the old version towards something more prosaic.

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