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The Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

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Official texts

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • All People That on Earth Do Dwell (WIII #669, HPSC #107, ICEL #166, AH #622, CBW #621, PMB #206, CHB #201, SMH #202, EH #278, VII #204)
  • Christ Became Our Sure Foundation (HH #279)
  • Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (WIII #617, HPSC #128, ICEL #183, CBW #542, CH #485, AH #561, CHB #209, SMH #255, EH #384, VII #306)
  • Christ Is the King (WIII #500, CH #540, HH #286, CBW #546, EH #543)
  • Christ the Rock (HH #280)
  • Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power (WIII #616, CH #487)
  • Faith of Our Fathers (WIII #571, ICEL #186, HPSC #152, CH #634, PMB #149, CBW #603, AH #603, CHB #183, SMH #294, EH #393, VII #208)
  • Father, Lord of Earth and Heaven (HPSC #154, CBW #534)
  • Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted (WIII #558, HPSC #156, CH #374, PMB #121, CBW #676, AH #515, CHB #116, SMH #295, EH #195, VII #322)
  • God Bless Our Pope (CHB #184)
  • God, We Praise You (WIII #535, SMH #317)
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (WIII #524, ICEL #134, HPSC #180, CBW #631, PMB #127, AH #461, CH #568, CHB #222, SMH #345, EH #273, VII #217)
  • How Blessed Is This Place (WIII #710)
  • Let All the World with Songs Rejoice (CH #338, ICEL #195, HH #299, SMH #395)
  • Long Live the Pope (CHB #185)
  • O Be Joyful in the Lord (HPSC #234, CD #905)
  • O Christ, the Great Foundation (WIII #618, CH #488)
  • O Christ, the World's Salvation (Dennis DiPaolo)
  • O Love, Who Drew from Jesus' Side (AH #562, CH #492)
  • Only-begotten Word of God Eternal (HPSC #273, CH #495, WIII #666, EH #228)
  • Open Now the Gates of Beauty (CH #496, SMH #483)
  • See, the Lord Has Set in Zion from Hymns for the Liturgical Year (Kathleen Pluth)
  • Sing, All Creation (HPSC #296)
  • The Church Triumphant in Thy Love (HPSC #314)
  • The Church's One Foundation (WIII #618, ICEL #202, HPSC #312, CBW #604, HH #282, AH #560, PMB #150, CH #489, CHB #187, SMH #552, EH #396)
  • The New Jerusalem, Abode of Joy (HH #283)
  • Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided (CD #924, CHB #188, VII #213)
  • We Love Your Temple, Lord (CH #486)
  • With Joy We Go up to the House of the Lord (HPSC #354)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Behold the House of God (Richard Proulx) [GIA Publications]
  • Benedictus sit Deus (W.A. Mozart)
  • Blessed Be the Lord (Eugene Englert)
  • Cælestis urbs Jerusalem (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis p.1248]
  • Christus vincit (Gregorian chant) [see Catholic Hymn Book #298]
  • Domus mea (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis p.1253]
  • Estote fortes (Marenzio/Angelini)
  • Exurgat Deus (Giovanni Andrea Draconio, Andrea Gabrieli, François Gallet)
  • Great God, Attend While Zion Sings (Thomas Jarman)
  • How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place from A German Requiem (Johannes Brahms)
  • How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (Randall DeBruyn) [OCP Publications]
  • I Was Glad When They Said unto Me (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Henry Purcell, Alessandro Scarlatti, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
  • Locus iste (Anton Bruckner)
  • O God of Hosts, the Mighty Lord (John Broderip, Richard Partridge)
  • O How Amiable (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • O Splendor of God's Glory Bright (John Reese)
  • Only-begotten Word of God Eternal (arr. Calvert Shenk)
  • Salvator mundi (Tallis / Kenney)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Charpentier, Haydn, Mozart, Langlais)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Calvert Shenk)

Organ Music

  • Adoro te devote from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Donna Robertson)
  • Concert Variations on Old Hundredth (John Knowles Paine) [Collected Works - McAfee Music]
  • Faith of Our Fathers (Jack C. Goode) [Organist's Companion, October 1983]
  • Faith of Our Fathers (Burton Isaac)
  • Festive Processionals for Brass and Organ (Calvert Shenk)
  • Five Versets on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere IV-4]
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VI - Peters 245]
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir (Johann Pachelebl) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Herr Gott, dich loben wir (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Intonation on Old Hundredth (Jan Bender) [Organist's Companion, April 1984]
  • Messa apostolorum (Andrea Gabrieli)
  • Messa degli apostoli (Girolamo Frescobaldi)
  • Old Hundred (Dudley Buck) [Organist's Companion, May 1996]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (David Gell) [Organist's Companion, March 2001]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (Dennis Johnson) [Organist's Companion, June 1987]
  • Partita on Old Hundredth (Kathleen Scheide) [Organist's Companion, July 1997]
  • Prelude on Old Hundredth (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I - Peters 6011]
  • Prelude on Saint Catherine (James F. Konkel) [Organist's Companion, September 1992]
  • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (J.C. Bach) [Parish Organist, Part 3 - Concordia]
  • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (Paul Manz) [Improvisations on Hymns of Praise - Morning Star Music Publ 10-750]
  • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (Piet Post) [Triptych for Organ - Augsburg]
  • Procession (Russell Schulz-Widmar) [Organist's Companion, August 1980]
  • Reflection on Saint Catherine (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, October 1984]
  • Ricercare (Marcantonio Cavazzoni)
  • Saint Catherine (David S. Harris) [Ten Hymn Preludes in Trio Style - Belwin-Mills]
  • Toccata on Old Hundredth (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Variations on Old Hundredth (Dorothy Sheets) [Organist's Companion, March 2000]
  • Verset and Postlude on Old Hundredth (Henri Carol) [Consoliere VII-3 - World Library Publ]
  • Voluntary on the Doxology: Old Hundredth (Henry Purcell)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The inscription in Latin on the façade of the Lateran Basilica reads:

Mother and Head of All the Churches of the City and the World

The "Basilica of Our Most Holy Savior," as originally known, was the first church publicly consecrated in the calm following the early years of Christan persecutions. The Emperor Constantine was responsible for the basilica, constructed on land of the Laterani family, and the anniversary of its consecration on November 9 has been celebrated since at least the 12th century.

Eventually the two famous Saint Johns, the Baptist and the Evangelist, came to be co-patrons of the basilica, and their statues flank that of the Redeemer on the imposing Baroque façade of the church. The church is the seat of power of the pope as Bishop of Rome, for this is his cathedral, not Saint Peter's. Explore the beautiful texts of the Mass of the Dedication of a Church (which we probably haven't seen since our own church's dedication). Music on these texts is ample. See Processionals based on the Roman Basilicas. Chant, linking our own parish to the seat of the Bishop of Rome, is particularly appropriate!

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