Ordination to the Priesthood of Kevin Murphy

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Entrance O God, beyond all praising
Kyrie Missa de Angelis
Gloria Missa de Angelis
Psalm My Shepherd is the Lord (Joseph Gélineau)
Gospel Acclamation St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)
Litany of the Saints Chant
Illustrative Rites Dixit Dominus (Chant & T.L de Victoria, c. 1548-1611) listen
Kiss of Peace Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750) listen
Preparation of the Gifts The Servant King (Graham Kendrick) listen
Sanctus, Acclamation B, Amen Missa de Angelis & Missal tones
Agnus Dei Missa de Angelis
Communion Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
One bread, one body
Postcommunion For the Beauty of the Earth (John Rutter) listen
Recessional Lord, you give the great commission

There was something for everyone in this happiest of celebrations. Chris Huggon sang the solo in Panis Angelicus (with the choir supplying backing vocals) and Matt Maguire furnished the violin obbligato in Jesu, joy. For a number of items, including The Servant King, accompaniment was provided by a music group consisting of Daniel Bath on piano, Kevin Quigley on mandolin, Matt Maguire again on violin and Brian McNulty and Peter Eavers on guitars, with Anthony adding the organ for a big finish.

We had chant too, in the Mass Ordinary, the Litany and the odd verses in Dixit Dominus. The even numbered verses were sung to Victoria’s polyphonic setting, the choir giving particular emphasis to the words Tu es sacerdos in aeternum (you are a priest for ever).

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