Pentecost (2014)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Entrance Come down, O love divine
Gloria Psallite
Psalm Ps 103 (David Saint)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (plainchant; verse Aimee Presswood)
Rite of Confirmation (i) Pentecost Sequence (arr. Richard Proulx)
(ii) Spirit of the living God & Psalm 103 (John Ainslie)
(iii) Hymn to the Holy Spirit (Randolph Currie)
(iv) Send forth your Spirit (Christopher Walker)
(v) Veni Sancte Spiritus (Gregorio Allegri, c. 1582-1652)
(vi) Wisdom, come softly (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)
(vii) Come, thou sweetest source of gladness (Louis Bourgeois, c.1510- c.1560)
Preparation of the Gifts Alleluia Surrexit Dominus (Jacquet de Mantua, 1483-1559)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion This is my body
Recessional Come, Holy Ghost

The Cathedral was packed for today’s celebration. The large number of candidates set us the challenge of finding music to cover a very extended rite of Confirmation. In best Salford Cathedral fashion, the assembled musical feast ranged over ancient and modern, choral and congregational, from the plainchant Veni Creator Spiritus (in Randolph Currie’s atmospheric arrangement) to a battery of percussion instruments in Chris Walker’s setting of Ps 103. I like the thought that we covered all the bases.

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