Pentecost (2015)

Sunday, May 24 2015

Entrance O Spirit All-embracing (Holst, arr. Proulx)
Kyrie Kyrie for 3 voices adapted from Byrd (mcb)
Gloria Psallite
Psalm Ps 103 (David Saint)
Gospel Acclamation (i) Pentecost Sequence (arr. Proulx) (ii) Easter Alleluia (chant)
Prayers of Intercession Stay with us, Lord (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts Emitte Spiritum tuum (Johann Evangelist Habert, 1833-1896)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Spring Sanctus (mcb)
Agnus Dei Lamb of God II (mcb)
Communion (i) The Call of Wisdom (Will Todd)
(ii) Spirit of the living God & Psalm 103 (John Ainslie)
Recessional Father, Lord of All Creation

Another piece in the Cecilian style this week, in Habert’s setting of the Psalm response and Gospel acclamation texts. We contrasted this with Will Todd’s setting of words from the book of Wisdom, in which Claire Wolfendale directed us. Nathan Jowett played the organ in Anthony’s absence.

There were about sixty candidates for Confirmation today, and at the Bishop’s request we had the rite of anointing in silence, rather than with the usual accompanying musical feast. The prayerful silence covering the whole rite worked well, I thought.

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