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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Ecce Deus adiuvat me [Graduale Romanum, p.307]
    2. Ecce Deus adiuvat me [Gregorian Missal, p.503]
    3. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. Behold, God is my helper [Simple English Propers, p.253 (Adam Bartlett)]
    5. God himself is my help [Simple Choral Gradual, p.189 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. See, I have God for my help [Lumen Christi Missal, p.940 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. See, I have God for my help [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.64 / Mode 5 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    8. It Is the Lord Who Keeps My Life [tune: Melcombe] from Introit Hymns 52 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. (B) Si ambulem in medio [Graduale Romanum, p.125]
    2. (B) Si ambulem in medio [Gregorian Missal, p.505]
    3. Yea, though I walk (Arthur Sullivan)
    4. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. Chabanel Psalmody
    6. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Eripe me de inimicis meis [Graduale Romanum, p.308]
    2. Eripe me de inimicis meis [Gregorian Missal, p.506]
    3. Eripe me, Domine (Johann Michael Haydn, Orlando di Lasso)
    4. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Iustitiæ Domini rectæ, lætificantes corda [Graduale Romanum, p.309]
    2. Iustitiæ Domini rectæ, lætificantes corda [Gregorian Missal, p.507]
    3. Iustitiæ Domini rectæ (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Alessandro Scarlatti)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. The ordinances of the Lord [Simple English Propers, p.254 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. The precepts of the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.190 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Choose one Offertory Antiphon from any of those suggested in #144-157 [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.946-949 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. Acceptabis sacrificium iustitiæ [Graduale Romanum, p.309]
    2. Acceptabis sacrificium iustitiæ [Gregorian Missal, p.507]
    3. Acceptabis sacrificium iustitiæ [Communio, p.1 (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. (A/B) You will accept a sacrifice [Simple English Propers, p.255 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. (A/B) Thou shalt accept a sacrifice [Choral Communio, p.140 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. The Lord keeps in our minds [Simple Choral Gradual, p.191 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. I stand at the door and knock [Simple Choral Gradual, p.192 (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. (A/B) You will accept a sacrifice of righteousness [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    11. The Lord, the gracious, the merciful [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.64 / Mode 1 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    12. Behold, I stand at the door and knock [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.65 / 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 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, LCH #85)
  • Gift of Finest Wheat (WIII #736, HPSC #360, PMB #665, CBW #570, CH #389, SMH #302)
  • Holy God, We Show Forth Here (CD #885)
  • I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (WIII #607, HPSC #192, ICEL #157, CH #453, AH #579, SMH #355, EH #424, LCH #44)
  • In Christ There Is No East or West (WIII #607, HPSC #194, PMB #103, CBW #556, CH #650, SMH #365, EH #263)
  • Lord of All Hopefulness (WIII #568, CH #524, HH #226, CHB #239, SMH #406, EH #363)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (WIII #606, ICEL #163, CH #458, SMH #420, LCH #108)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (WIII #530, HPSC #279, ICEL #242, CBW #650, PMB #123, AH #611, CHB #258, CH #513, SMH #495, EH #282, VII #216, LCH #80)
  • 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)
  • Shepherd of Souls, in Love, Come Feed Us (PMB #653, SMH #521)
  • Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (CH #390, HPSC #294, ICEL #144, WIII #728, SMH #522, EH #213)
  • Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (WIII #528, ICEL #246, HPSC #301, HH #203, SMH #527, VII #219)
  • The Church of Christ in Every Age (WIII #626, CH #613)
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (WIII #609, ICEL #165, HPSC #324, AH #580, CH #460, CHB #265, SMH #563/4, EH #345, VII #269, LCH #109)
  • The Living God My Shepherd Is (WIII #612, CD #831, CBW #690)
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (CD #832, CH #479, CBW #689, CHB #266)
  • 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)
  • Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim (CD #911, CH #519, HPSC #357)
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

  • Deus in nomine tuo (Andrea Gabrieli)
  • God Is My Shepherd (Antonin Dvorak)
  • I tell you solemnly from Two Communion Antiphons (Gregory Fincham)
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (arr. Richard Proulx)
  • Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us (J.S. Bach)
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd (Puccini/DeCesare)
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd (George Alexander Macfarren, Franz Schubert, Charles Villiers Stanford, Thomas Tomkins)
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (Colin Brumby)
  • Through Christ Jesus (Peter Hurford) [Novello]
  • To God Let Praise Be Sung (G.F. Handel)
  • Ye Are No More Strangers (Adrian Cruft) [Boosey & Hawkes]
  • Yea, Though I Walk (Arthur Sullivan)

Organ Music

  • Cantilena (Josef Rheinberger)
  • Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herren (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion]
  • Chromatic Fanatsia & Fugue (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Fanfare on Lauda anima (Robert Hughes) [Organist, January 1982]
  • Jerusalem from Two Preludes on British Hymns (John Ignatowski)
  • Kingsfold Trumpet (Alferd Fedak)
  • 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 (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]
  • Lord of All Hopefulness (Ronald Arnatt) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Partita on Lobe den Herren (Don Freudenberg) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Meditation on Saint Columba (Edward G. Mead) [Consoliere VII-2 - World Library Publ]
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, June 1986]
  • Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (Paul Manz)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (J.L. Adam) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • 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 Founded on an Old Irish Church Melody (Charles Villiers Stanford) [Organist's Companion, July 1991]
  • Prelude, Fugue & Variation (César Franck)
  • Prelude on Bradbury (John Barr) [Organist's Companion, July 1996]
  • Prelude on Brother James' Air (Searle Wright) [Oxford 93-P-103
  • Prelude on In babilone (Paul Manz)
  • Prelude on Saint Agnes (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Meditations on Communion Hymns - Flammer]
  • Prelude on Saint Agnes (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Prelude on Saint Columba (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Meditations on Communion Hymns - Flammer]
  • Prelude on Saint Columba (Healey Willan) [Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I - Peters 6011]
  • Prelude on Slane (Gerre Hancock) [AGO 90th Anniversary Anthology of American Organ Music - Oxford]
  • Prelude on The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Healey Willan)
  • Processional (Martin Shaw)
  • Saint Agnes from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Donna N. Robertson)
  • Saint Columba (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, July 2001 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • Slane: A Partita for Organ (Robert W. Jones) [Organist's Companion, January 1995]
  • Suite for Worship on Slane (Kevin Norris) [Organist's Companion, October 1981]
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Wilbur Held) [Organist's Companion, June 1984]
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Gerhard Krapf) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Robin Milford) [Wedding Music, Part II - Concordia 97-1370]
  • The Kingsfold Trumpet (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, August 1987]
  • The Lord's My Shepherd (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 4 - Concordia 97-6013]
  • Toccata-Chorale on Slane (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, February 1986]
  • Toccata in F Major (Dieterich Buxtehude)
  • Toccata on Lobe den Herren (Gordon Young) [Five Toccatas - Flammer HF-5009]
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Alfred Fedak)
  • Variations on In Babilone (Raymond Haan)
  • Variations on Slane (Robin Rokey) [Organist's Companion, January 2000]
  • Variations on Slane for Violin & Organ (Jan Bender)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

During Ordinary Time in Year B we will highlight passages from the new General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM) that pertain to music during the liturgy. The GIRM contains rubrics and instructions (some of them new) for the celebration of the Mass. The first section below is a direct quote from the English translation of the document. The second section is a commentary on the passage.

Structure, Elements and Parts of the Mass: Acclamation before the Gospel (GIRM #62-64)

After the reading which immediately precedes the Gospel, the Alleluia or another chant laid down by the rubrics is sung, as the liturgical time requires. An acclamation of this kind constitutes a rite or act in itself, by which the gathering of the faithful welcomes and greets the Lord who is about to speak to them in the Gospel and profess their faith by means of the chant. It is sung by everybody, standing, and is led by the choir or a cantor, being repeated as the case requires. The verse, on the other hand, is sung either by the choir or by a cantor.

a) The Alleluia is sung in every time of year other than Lent. The verses are taken from the Lectionary or the Graduale.
b) During Lent, instead of the Alleluia, the verse before the Gospel as given in the Lectionary is sung. It is also possible to sing another Psalm or Tract, as found in the Graduale.

When there is only one reading before the Gospel reading [as on weekdays]:

a) during a time of year when the Alleluia is prescribed, either an Alleluia Psalm, or the Responsorial Psalm followed by the Alleluia with its verse may be used;
b) during a time of year when the Alleluia is not foreseen, either the Psalm and the Verse before the Gospel or the Psalm alone may be used;
c) the Alleluia or the Verse before the Gospel, if not sung, may be omitted.

The Sequence which, except on Easter Sunday and Pentecost Day, is optional, is sung before the Alleluia.

Commentary: According to the GIRM, it is important that the people sing the Gospel Acclamation, led by the cantor or choir. This (along with standing posture, sign of the cross, ordained minister as proclaimer, special greeting, and incense) is a liturgical mark of respect for the presence of Christ in the Gospel reading. The Alleluia is replaced by another acclamation during Lent.

For weekday (ferial) Masses, the Lectionary provides a First Reading, a Responsorial Psalm (with response), a Gospel Acclamation (with verse) and a Gospel Reading. The First Reading and Gospel must be used. For the music between the readings there are options. Outside Lent, one may use both the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia) — or — one may use an "Alleluia" refrain (in essence, what might have been the refrain for the Gospel Acclamation) with the verses of the proper psalm. During Lent the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation (with verse) may both be sung, or the Responsorial Psalm alone may be sung, the Gospel Acclamation being omitted.

Thus the two weekday options throughout the year:

Outside Lent

Option 1:

  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm w/proper response
  • Alleluia w/verse
  • Gospel

Option 2:

  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm w/Alleluia response
  • Gospel

During Lent

Option 1:

  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm w/proper response
  • Gospel Acclamation w/verse
  • Gospel

Option 2:

  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm w/proper response
  • Gospel

Singing the Alleluia is so important during liturgy that if not sung, it may (and should) be omitted. It should not be "recited" by lector or priest before the Gospel.

The sequence is not optional on Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, and owing to its style and history, ought to be sung. See CNP's responsorial settings, Praises to the Paschal Victim by Alex Hill, as well as Pentecost Sequence by J. William Greene, Veni Sancte Spiritus by Lisa Stafford, and Veni Sancte Spiritus by Bernard Kirkpatrick. The glorious Latin sequences, Victimæ paschali laudes and Veni Sancte Spiritus can be sung by the schola. There is no rubric demanding that the sequences be sung by the congregation.

To be continued next Sunday...

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