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The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. (B) Si iniquitates observaveris [Graduale Romanum, p.350]
    2. (B) Si iniquitates observaveris [Gregorian Missal, p.566]
    3. Si iniquitates observaveris (Samuel Wesley)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. (B) O Lord, if you were to take into account [Simple English Propers, p.221 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. The Lord is my light [Simple Choral Gradual, p.165 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. The Lord is my light [Lumen Christi Missal, p.938 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. The Lord is my light [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.55 / Mode 2 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    9. (B) If You Should Count Each Sinful Deed [tune: Jesu dulcis memoria] from Introit Hymns 46 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (A/B) Propitius esto [Graduale Romanum, p.288]
    2. (A/B) Propitius esto [Gregorian Missal, p.471]
    3. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. Chabanel Psalmody
    5. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Deus, qui sedes super thronum [Graduale Romanum, p.289]
    2. Deus, qui sedes super thronum [Gregorian Missal, p.474]
    3. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Illumina oculos meos [Graduale Romanum, p.290]
    2. Illumina oculos meos [Gregorian Missal, p.475]
    3. Illumina oculos meos (Johann Feldmayr, Orlando di Lasso, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Ivo de Vento)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Enlighten my eyes [Simple English Propers, p.222 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Give light to my eyes [Simple Choral Gradual, p.166 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Give light to my eyes [Lumen Christi Missal, p.921 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. (B) Quicumque fecerit voluntatem [Graduale Romanum, p.515]
    2. (B) Quicumque fecerit voluntatem [Gregorian Missal, p.476]
    3. (B) Quicumque fecerit voluntatem [Communio, p.223 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. (B) Whoever does the will of my Father [Simple English Propers, p.224 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. (B) Whoever does the will of my Father [Choral Communio, p.122 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. I can rely on the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.167 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. God is love [Simple Choral Gradual, p.168 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. Choose one Communion Antiphon from any of those suggested in #158-186 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.949-956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. (B) Whoever does the will of my Father [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    11. The Lord is my rock [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.55 / Mode 2 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    12. God is love [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.56 / Mode 1 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Masses VIII (De angelis) & XI (Orbis factor)
    2. Latin Gregorian Chant Masses XI (Orbis factor) & VIII (De angelis)
    3. Latin Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    4. Latin Mass of Saint Jerome (Christopher Bord)
    5. Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Richard Connolly)
    6. Mass of Saint Agnes (B. Andrew Mills)
    7. Mass of the Angels (Richard J. Clark)
    8. Mass of the Redemption (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)
    9. Modal Mass (Calvert Shenk / Adam Taylor)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • All Creatures of Our God and King (WIII #520, HPSC #103, CBW #620, PMB #120, HH #186, AH #600, CH #555, CHB #198, SMH #198, VII #206)
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (CD #922, ICEL #40, CHB #212, EH #435)
  • Forgive Our Sins (WIII #754, CBW #684)
  • God Is Love (CD #917, CBW #573, SMH #308)
  • In Heavenly Love Abiding (ICEL #210, EH #431, VII #315)
  • Jesus, Name of Wondrous Love (HPSC #204, EH #323)
  • O God of Love, O King of Peace (WIII #652, ICEL #198, CH #599, SMH #445, EH #528)
  • On This Day the First of Days (WIII #662, ICEL #241, PMB #235, CBW #590, HH #179, AH #610, CH #596, CD #853, SMH #481, LCH #113)
  • Praise to the Lord (WIII #547, ICEL #245, HPSC #284, CH #592, PMB #122, CBW #653, AH #612, CHB #110, SMH #498, EH #279, VII #205, LCH #79)
  • Sing Ye Praises to the Father (CBW #531)
  • There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (WIII #595, ICEL #52, PMB #54, AH #613, CH #535, CHB #268, SMH #575, EH #304, LCH #122)
  • We Walk by Faith (WIII #572, CH #464, SMH #601/3, LCH #110)
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.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
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

  • A Song of Hope (Charles Villiers Stanford)
  • Adoramus te, Christe (Robert Boulware)
  • Aus der Tiefe ruf ich Herr zu dir (Johann Sebastian Bach, Michael Praetorius)
  • Aus tiefer Noth (Hans Leo Hassler, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Hermann Schein)
  • Ave verum from Two Three-Part Motets (Colin Brumby)
  • In te, Domine, speravi (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
  • De profundis clamavi (Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Josquin des Prez, Christoph Willibald Gluck, W.A. Mozart)
  • Die Gnade unsers Herren Jesu Christi (Johann Rosenmüller)
  • Even from the depth (William Byrd)
  • Miserere mei Domine (Calvert Shenk)
  • O Grant Me Wisdom (Gary Penkala)
  • Out from the deep (Thomas Tallis)

Organ Music

  • Allegretto (Samuel Wesley)
  • Andante in D (Henry Stephen Cutler)
  • Cantilena (Josef Rheinberger)
  • Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, May 1999]
  • Hambleton Suite (Tim Knight)
  • Intonation and Canzona in d minor (Michael Starke)
  • Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Lobe den Herren (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Lobe den Herren (Max Reger) [Thirty Chorale Preludes - Peters 3980]
  • Lobe den Herren (J.G. Walther) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Anthologia pro organo IV - Schott Frères]
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Partita on Lobe den Herren (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Praise to the Lord (Calvin Hampton) [Organist's Companion, October 1986]
  • Praise to the Lord (Paul Manz) [Five Improvisations for Wedding and General Use - Morning Star Music Publ 10-850]
  • Praise to the Lord (Friederich Zipp) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Prelude on Mit freuden zart (William Ross, Charles Ore)
  • Processional (Martin Shaw)
  • Toccata on Lobe den Herren (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

Some thoughts of Saint John Paul II on music in his 04 April 1999 Letter to Artists.

Gregory the Great … laid the ground for the organic development of that most original sacred music which takes its name from him. Gregorian chant, with its inspired modulations, was to become down the centuries the music of the Church's faith in the liturgical celebration of the sacred mysteries. The beautiful was thus wedded to the true, so that through art too souls might be lifted up from the world of the senses to the eternal.

Even in the changed climate of more recent centuries, when a part of society seems to have become indifferent to faith, religious art has continued on its way. This can be more widely appreciated if we look beyond the figurative arts to the great development of sacred music through this same period, either composed for the liturgy or simply treating religious themes. Apart from the many artists who made sacred music their chief concern — how can we forget Pier Luigi da Palestrina, Orlando di Lasso, Tomás Luis de Victoria? — it is also true that many of the great composers — from Handel to Bach, from Mozart to Schubert, from Beethoven to Berlioz, from Liszt to Verdi — have given us works of the highest inspiration in this field.

The Church needs musicians. How many sacred works have been composed through the centuries by people deeply imbued with the sense of the mystery! The faith of countless believers has been nourished by melodies flowing from the hearts of other believers, either introduced into the liturgy or used as an aid to dignified worship. In song, faith is experienced as vibrant joy, love, and confident expectation of the saving intervention of God.

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