Sunday, 5 October 2014
|Entrance||This is the Day (mcb)|
|Kyrie||Mass of the Creator Spirit (Ed Nowak)|
|Gloria||Mass of the Most Sacred Heart (Jacob Bancks)|
|Psalm||Ps 79 (James Walsh/Laurence Bévenot)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Salisbury Alleluia (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||You are the Lord of all (Daniel Bath)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)|
|Agnus Dei||Mass of the Creator Spirit|
|Communion||God of hosts, bring us back (Sue Furlong)|
|Postcommunion||Vinea mea electa (Anon, Spanish 16th C.)|
|Recessional||My song is love unknown|
The first reading, Psalm and Gospel reading were linked by the powerful image of the vine laid waste and turned to bitterness. The same image appears on Good Friday in the third response for Tenebrae:
My chosen vine, I planted you:
How have you turned to bitterness,
that you should crucify me and release Barabbas?
I fenced round you, cleared the stones from you, and built a tower for you.
We sang an anonymous Spanish setting from (I’d guess) the sixteenth century, taking the middle section at a tempo that made the music fizz with angry reproach.
We had two settings of the Psalm, adding Sue Furlong’s more contemplative interpretation during Communion to Laurence Bévenot’s more straightforwardly declamatory setting of the verses.