Sunday, 1 June 2014
|Entrance||Praise him as he mounts the skies|
|Kyrie||Kyrie for 3 voices adapted from Byrd (mcb)|
|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)|
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.