Sunday, 22 June 2014
|Entrance||Sweet Sacrament Divine|
|Kyrie||Penitential Act from Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)|
|Gloria||Mass of the Redeemer|
|Psalm||Ps 147 (Colin Mawby)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Advent Gospel Acclamation (Andrew Wright) with chanted verse|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Oculi Omnium (Charles Wood, 1866-1926)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Mass of the Redeemer|
|Agnus Dei||Mass of the Redeemer|
|Communion||Take and Eat (Michael Joncas)|
|Postcommunion||Ave Verum Corpus (Edward Elgar, 1857-1934)|
|Recessional||Soul of my Saviour|
The Gradual for Corpus Christi begins with the words
The eyes of all look towards you in hope, O Lord;
and you give them their food in due season.
We sang Charles Wood’s simple prayerful setting of the same text. This and our Communion song (a third outing this year for Take and Eat) allowed a depiction of the Blessed Sacrament not solely as an object of adoration, but also as heavenly food.
Today was our last Mass with Canon Tony McBride, Cathedral Dean for the past eleven years. Throughout this time he has been a pillar of support for music in the Cathedral, not only in personal encouragement and financial underpinning for our activities, but in his own willingness to sing the liturgy, the way all priests should. Truly a hard act to follow: we wish him well in his new parish.