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The First Sunday of Lent (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Invocabit me [Graduale Romanum, p.71]
    2. Invocabit me [Gregorian Missal, p.238]
    3. Tunc invocabis [Graduale simplex, p.90]
    4. When he calls to me, I will answer him [Simple English Propers, p.59 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    5. When he calls to me, I will answer [Simple Choral Gradual, p.46 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. When he calls on me [Lumen Christi Missal, p.916 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. When he calls on me [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.17, Mode 8 / OCP]
    8. When he calls on me [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.149-151 / Ignatius Press]
    9. When he calls on me [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.39, with Psalm 91[90] / Liturgical Press]
    10. When he calls on me [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #183, with Psalm 91 / Illuminare Publications]
    11. When you call to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.36, with Psalm 91 / Liturgical Press]
    12. When They Call in Tribulation [tune: In Babilone] from Introit Hymns #15 (Christoph Tietze)
    13. When he calls on me [Mass Propers for Lent (Penkala) p.1, with Psalm 51]
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Angelis suis [Graduale Romanum, p.72]
    2. Angelis suis [Gregorian Missal, p.239] 
    3. Scapulis suis obumbrabit [Graduale simplex, p.91]
    4. Lætatus sum [Graduale simplex, p.60]
    5. Ego dixit: Domine [Graduale simplex, p.92]
    6. Angelis suis (Manuel Cardoso, Johann Joseph Fux, Johann Michael Haydn)
    7. Scapulis suis (Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    8. Common Psalms for Schools & Parishes (Thomas Cosley)
    9. Psalm 91: The Lord will cover you with his pinions [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.38 / Liturgical Press]
    10. Chabanel Psalmody
    11. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Tract (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Qui habitat [Graduale Romanum, p.73]
    2. Qui habitat [Gregorian Missal, p.240]
    3. Vobis datum [Graduale simplex, p.93]
    4. Ego dixit: Domine [Graduale simplex, p.93]
    5. Vobis datum est (Marco Scacchi)
    6. Psalm 41: As for me, I said [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.39 / Liturgical Press]
    7. To you is given to know [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.39 / Liturgical Press]
    8. As for me, I said [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.40 / Liturgical Press]
  • Offertory:
    1. Scapulis suis obumbrabit [Graduale Romanum, p.76]
    2. Scapulis suis obumbrabit [Gregorian Missal, p.244]
    3. Cum facis eleemosynam [Graduale simplex, p.94]
    4. Scapulis suis (Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    5. The Lord will overshadow you [Simple English Propers, p.60 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. The Lord will conceal you [Lumen Christi Missal, p.917 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. His faithfulness is buckler and shield [Simple Choral Gradual, p.47 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. With his pinions the Lord will cover you [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.152-155 / Ignatius Press]
    9. The Lord will conceal you [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #184, with Psalm 91 / Illuminare Publications]
    10. When you give alms [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.40, with Psalm 51 / Liturgical Press]
    11. With his pinions the Lord will cover you [Mass Propers for Lent (Penkala) p.3, with Psalm 91]
  • Communion:
    1. Scapulis suis obumbrabit [Graduale Romanum, p.77]
    2. Scapulis suis obumbrabit [Gregorian Missal, p.245]
    3. Scapulis suis obumbrabit [Communio, p.239 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Intellege clamorem [Graduale simplex, p.95]
    5. He will overshadow you with his pinions [Simple English Propers, p.61 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. He will overshadow you with his pinions [Choral Communio, p.28 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. Man does not live on bread alone [Simple Choral Gradual, p.48 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. The Lord will overshadow you [Simple Choral Gradual, p.49 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. The Lord will conceal you [Lumen Christi Missal, p.917 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. His faithfulness will protect you [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    11. One does not live on bread alone [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.17, Mode 3 / OCP]
    12. The Lord will conceal you [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.18, Mode 3 / OCP]
    13. One does not live by bread alone [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.155-157 / Ignatius Press]
    14. One does not live by bread alone [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.40, with Psalm 19[18] / Liturgical Press]
    15. The Lord will conceal you [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #185, with Psalm 91 / Illuminare Publications]
    16. One does not live by bread alone [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #186, with Psalm 19 / Illuminare Publications]
    17. Lord, listen to my cry [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.41, with Psalm 5 / Liturgical Press]
    18. One does not live by bread alone [Mass Propers for Lent (Penkala) p.5, with Psalm 130]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Mass XVII (Adventus et Quadragesimæ)
    2. Mass of Saint Agnes (B. Andrew Mills)
    3. Missa Deus Genitor alme (Harry McMurray)
    4. Wondrous Love: A Mass for Lent (J. William Greene)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • Again We Keep This Solemn Fast (WIII #420, HH #78, LCH #46)
  • Forty Days and Forty Nights (AH #362, CH #242, HH #73, ICEL #43, WIII #419, CHB #50, SMH #526, EH #55, VII #241, LCH #40)
  • God of Mercy and Compassion (CHB #51, CH #449)
  • I Lift My Eyes to You, O Lord (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee (HPSC #191)
  • Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days (WIII #417, ICEL #47, HH #65, AH #360, CHB #54, HPSC #212, SMH #625, EH #59, VII #240, LCH #43)
  • My Song Is Love Unknown (CH #258, HH #90, WIII #439, CHB #65, SMH #635, LCH #47)
  • To You I Lift My Soul (HPSC #337, SMH #802)
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 – 4th Edition 2011, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Agnus Dei from Missa secunda (Hans Leo Hassler)
  • Ave Regina coelorum (Gregorian chant) Proper Marian antiphon for Lent [Liber usualis, p.278]
  • Attende Domine (Matthew Koraus)
  • Attende Domine from Chant Booklet, Volume 2 (ed. Chris Bord)
  • Attende Domine (John Osterhagen)
  • Ave Regina (Calvert Shenk)
  • Canite tuba in Sion (Mark Siebert)
  • De profundis (W.A. Mozart)
  • Ductus est Jesus (Francisco Guerrero)
  • In Thee, O Lord (F.J. Haydn)
  • Invocabit me (Gregorian chant) Proper Introit for Lent I [Liber usualis, p.532]
  • Miserere mei Domine (Calvert Shenk)
  • O Hear Me When I Call On Thee (Franz Schubert)
  • O Kind Creator (Rogers / Clark)
  • Qui tollis (Antonio Caldara)
  • Refuge / Psalm 91 (John Moreton)
  • Remember Not, O Lord, Our Offences (Henry Purcell)

Organ Music

Rubrics indicate that the organ remain silent during Lent, except on Laetare Sunday or on other solemnities or festive days or at any time to accompany singing. Hence organ preludes and postludes should not be played (except on Laetare Sunday). Music for non-liturgical services might be chosen from the following:

  • Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott (J.S. Bach, J.N. Hanff, J.L. Krebs & J.G. Walther) from The Church Organist's Golden Treasury, Vol.1 [Oliver Ditson Co.]
  • Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (J. G. Walther) from 80 Chorale Preludes [C.F. Peters #4448]
  • Hilf Gott, dass mir's gelinge (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbuchlein
  • Prelude on Saint Flavian (Healey Willan) from Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I [C.F. Peters Corp]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The Ceremonial of Bishops recommends a penitential procession which may occur before a Sunday Mass during Lent. Today might be a good time to schedule one:

The people gather beforehand in a chapel or other suitable place outside the church. The celebrant puts on purple Mass vestments, perhaps with cope rather than chasuble. He goes to the gathering place accompanied by song. After the singing has ended, he greets the people, giving a brief introduction. Then with outstretched hands, he says a Collect on the mystery of the Holy Cross (September 14) or For the Forgiveness of Sins #38, or for the local church. He puts incense in the censer. As the deacon announces, "Let us go forth in peace," the procession to the church is formed and during it the Litany of the Saints is sung. Saints special to the local church may be inserted. When the procession reaches the church all go to their appointed places. The celebrant reverences the altar and incenses it. He than goes to the chair and exchanges cope for chasuble. The introductory rites of Mass are omitted. The celebrant prays the Collect and Mass continues as usual with the Liturgy of the Word.

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