The Ascension of the Lord (2014)

Sunday, 1 June 2014

 
Entrance Praise him as he mounts the skies
Kyrie Kyrie for 3 voices adapted from Byrd (mcb)
Gloria Psallite
Psalm Ps 46 (Stephen Dean)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (plainchant; verse Ellie Slorach)
Preparation of the Gifts Viri Galilei (William Byrd, 1540-1623)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion I will see you again (Psallite)
Postcommunion Laudate Dominum (W.A. Mozart, 1756-1791)
Recessional Christ Triumphant
 

The entrance antiphon from the Missal, the first reading (from the beginning of Acts) and the offertory antiphon from the Graduale all asked the same question:

Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky?

We sang the opening five-part chorus of Byrd’s setting, alternating the enigmatic-but-excitable narrative of the two men in white with the more solidly jubilant alleluias.

By contrast later we took words from today’s responsorial Psalm to heart:

Sing praise with all your skill

in singing Mozart’s serenely beautiful setting of the opening of Ps 116(117). Aimée Presswood sang the solo role with warmth and clarity and poise.

No comments:

Post a Comment