Funeral Masses for Fr Anthony Grimshaw

Mass with Reception of the Body

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Entrance Be thou my vision
Kyrie Missal Chant (English)
Psalm As the deer longs (Bob Hurd)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (chant)
Preparation of the Gifts The Lord’s my Shepherd
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Missal Chant (English)
Agnus Dei Missal Chant (English)
Communion Come to me (Martin Barry and Diane Murden)
Recessional Immaculate Mary

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Entrance Requiem Aeternam (chant)
Be thou my vision
Kyrie Missa pro Defunctis
Psalm Because the Lord is my Shepherd (Christopher Walker)
Gospel Acclamation Easter Alleluia (chant)
Universal Prayer Salve Regina
Preparation of the Gifts If ye love me (Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585)
In bread we bring you, Lord
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Missa pro Defunctis & English Missal chant
Agnus Dei Missa pro Defunctis
Communion Lux Aeterna (chant)
O Bread of Heaven
Commendation In Paradisum (chant)
Recessional Holy God, we praise thy name

Fr Anthony was for a short time a resident of the retired priests’ accommodation in the newly-refurbished Cathedral House. He was a musician himself, having directed the music at the English College in Rome, and at St Bede’s College in Manchester, and we often chatted after Mass on a Sunday about the day’s music. For his funeral Masses we had a mix of new and (mainly) old, and choral and (mainly) congregational. Raising a choir for weekday services in August is something of a challenge, and this was as much the explanation for the simple, chant-based musical fare as the inkling that that might have been Fr Anthony’s preference. I thought we did a good job of bringing out the noble simplicity of the Roman Rite.

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