Sunday, 30 April 2017
|Entrance||The day of resurrection|
|Psalm||Centre of my life (Paul Inwood)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Easter Gospel Acclamation (Brian Luckner)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Awake, thou wintry earth (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation B, Amen||Spring Sanctus (mcb)|
|Agnus Dei||(Peter Jones)|
|Communion||Come and eat this bread (Marty Haugen)|
|Postcommunion||Mane nobiscum Domine (William Byrd, c.1540-1623)|
|Recessional||Stay with us, Lord (mcb)|
Today’s Gospel account of the encounter on the road to Emmaus prompted the choice of two contrasting settings of the text Stay with us, Lord.
Our Mass setting for the Easter season comprises three items from the Decani Music collection Glory to God. Peter Jones’s setting of the Kyrie and Agnus Dei are in disparate keys (C minor and B minor respectively), but transposing the Kyrie down a semitone makes them both good companions for the D major of my own Spring Sanctus. The Gospel Acclamation is Brian Luckner’s fiery setting of the 15th century French melody O Filii et Filiae. It makes for a rousing and dramatic congregational refrain, though the setting of the verses, it has to be said, is less successful.