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The Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Cantate Domino canticum novum [Graduale Romanum, p.225]
    2. Cantate Domino canticum novum [Gregorian Missal, p.368]
    3. Cantate Domino canticum novum [Graduale simplex, p.172]
    4. Cantate Domino (Giovanni Francesco Anerio. Dietrich Buxtehude, Giovanni Croce, Johann Crüger, Daniel Friderici, Robert Führer, Adam Gumpelzhaimer, Hans Leo Hassler, David Millard, Claudio Monteverdi, Giuseppe Pitoni, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
    5. Sing to the Lord a new song [Simple English Propers, p.122 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Sing to the Lord a new song [Simple Choral Gradual, p.105 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. O sing a new song to the Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.930 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. O Sing a New Song to the Lord [tune: Saint Magnus] from Introit Hymns #26 (Christoph Tietze)
    9. Sing to the Lord a new-made song (Charles William Hempel)
    10. O sing a new song to the Lord [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.36, Mode 6 / OCP]
    11. O sing a new song to the Lord [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.356-358 / Ignatius Press]
    12. O sing a new song to the Lord [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.84, with Psalm 98[97] / Liturgical Press]
    13. O sing a new song to the Lord [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #234, with Psalm 98 / Illuminare Publications]
    14. Sing a new song to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.111, with Psalm 98 / Liturgical Press]
    15. O sing a new song to the Lord [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.3, with Psalm 118]
  • Alleluia I (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Alleluia. Dextera Dei [Graduale Romanum, p.226]
    2. Alleluia. Dextera Dei [Gregorian Missal, p.369]
    3. Alleluia, Confitemini Domino (Giovanni Paolo Cima, Alessandro Costantini, Jean Mouton, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Ascanio Trombetti)
    4. Confitemini Domino [Graduale simplex, p.173]
    5. Psalm 107: O give thanks to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.112 / Liturgical Press]
    6. Chabanel Psalmody
    7. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia II (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Alleluia. Christus resurgens [Graduale Romanum, p.226]
    2. Alleluia. Christus resurgens [Gregorian Missal, p.370]
    3. Christus resurgens (William Byrd, Orlando di Lasso, Peter Philips, Jean Richafort)
    4. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Confitemini Domino [Graduale simplex, p.174]
    5. Alleluia, O give thanks to the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.113, with Psalm 107 / Liturgical Press]
  • Offertory:
    1. Iubilate Deo universa terra [Graduale Romanum, p.227]
    2. Iubilate Deo universa terra [Gregorian Missal, p.371]
    3. Jubilate Deo (Adriano Banchieri, Guillaume Bouzignac, Orlando di Lasso, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Josquin des Prez, Heinrich Schütz, Ascanio Trombetti)
    4. Iubilate Deo in voce [Graduale simplex, p.175]
    5. Shout joyfully to God, all the earth [Simple English Propers, p.123 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Cry out with joy to God [Simple Choral Gradual, p.106 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Cry out with joy to God [Lumen Christi Missal, p.931 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. Shout with joy to God [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.359-361 / Ignatius Press]
    9. Cry out with joy to God [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #235, with Psalm 66 / Illuminare Publications]
    10. Cry out to God with joy [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.114, with Psalm 47 / Liturgical Press]
    11. Shout joyfully to God, all you the earth [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.7, with Psalm 136]
  • Communion:
    1. (B/C) Ego sum vitis vera [Graduale Romanum, p.228]
    2. (B/C) Ego sum vitis vera [Gregorian Missal, p.373]
    3. Cantate Domino, et benedicite [Graduale simplex, p.176]
    4. Ego sum vitis vera (Anthony Corvaia)
    5. (B/C) Ego sum vitis vera [Communio, p.88]
    6. (B/C) I am the true vine [Choral Communio, p.66 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. (B/C) I am the true vine [Simple English Propers, p.125 (Adam Bartlett)]
    8. I am the vine [Simple Choral Gradual, p.107 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. (B/C) I am the vine [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    10. I am the true vine [Lumen Christi Missal, p.931 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. I am the true vine [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.37, Mode 8 / OCP]
    12. I am the true vine [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.362-364 / Ignatius Press]
    13. I am the true vine [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.85, with Psalm 80[79] / Liturgical Press]
    14. I am the true vine [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #236, with Psalm 80 / Illuminare Publications]
    15. Christ Is the Vine (Gary Penkala)
    16. Ego sum vitis vera (Anthony Korvaia, Jr)
    17. I am the true vine [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.11, with Psalm 66]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Richard Connolly)
    2. Mass of the Angels (Richard J. Clark)
    3. Mass of the Redemption (Calvert Shenk)
    4. Missa I – Lux et origo (Gregorian chant) [Graduale Romanum, p.710]
    5. Missa I – Lux et origo (Gregorian chant) [Graduale simplex, p.75]
    6. Missa sanctorum angelorum (Calvert Shenk)
    7. Paschal Gloria (J. William Greene)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (WIII #463, HPSC #131, CBW #499, AH #415, CH #289, CHB #76, SMH #474/5, EH #95, VII #246, LCH #62)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (AH #419, CH #271, HH #124, CHB #78, SMH #545)
  • Hail, O Once Despised Jesus (HPSC #175, EH #357)
  • Hail Thee, Festival Day (AH #414, CBW #509, CH #274, HPSC #179, PMB #78, WIII #444, SMH #553, EH #86/102/107)
  • Rejoice, All Peoples, in the Lord (HPSC #288)
  • Sing of Christ, Proclaim His Glory (HPSC #302)
  • This Is the Lord's Day (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • This Is the Day (PMB #65, HPSC #329, CBW #589, WIII #663)
  • With High Delight (CD #827)
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

  • A Choral Flourish (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Cantate Domino (Giovanni Francesco Anerio. Dietrich Buxtehude, Giovanni Croce, Johann Crüger, Daniel Friderici, Robert Führer, Adam Gumpelzhaimer, Hans Leo Hassler, David Millard, Claudio Monteverdi, Giuseppe Pitoni, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen (John Rutter)
  • Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (Harold Friedell)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Exsultate Deo (Alessandro Scarlatti)
  • Exsultate justi in Domine (Ludovico da Viadana, Adriano Banchieri)
  • Jubilate in C Major (Charles Villiers Stanford)
  • Laudamus te from Gloria in D (Vivaldi / Stultz) [Morning Star Music Publsihers]
  • Make Ye Joy to God (William Byrd)
  • Misericordia Domini (G.O. Pitoni)
  • Now Glad of Heart (Paul Langston) [Howard Publications]
  • O Be Joyful in the Lord (G.F. Handel)
  • Psalm 100 – Jauchzet dem Herrn (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Regina coeli lætare (Gregor Aichinger / Angelini)
  • Regina coeli (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.278] — or — [CNP Booklet of Chant, Volume 2]
  • Regina coeli (Antonio Lotti)
  • Regina coeli lætare (Adam Taylor)
  • Rejoice in the Lord (Agostino Stefani) [Concordia]
  • Salvation Is Created (Tschesnekoff)
  • Singet dem Herrn (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Spice She Brought (Robinson)
  • Two Easter Anthems (Colin Brumby)
  • Vidi aquam (Michael McCarthy)

Organ Music

  • Ershienen ist der herrliche Tag (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Ershienen ist der herrliche Tag (J.G. Walther)
  • Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Prelude on Gelobt sei Gott (Paul Manz) from Ten Chorale Improvisations, Set V [Concordia #97-5257]
  • Prelude on Rhosymedre (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Toccata on Victimæ paschali laudes (Gary Penkala)
  • Trumpet Air (Stanley Vann)
  • With High Delight (Charles Ore) from Eleven Compositions for Organ, Set II [Concordia 97-5385]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The month of May is an opportunity to explore the Marian influence on music and liturgy. Many great pieces exist which recognize Mary within the context of the Easter season. Paramount among these is the Latin text Regina coeli lætare (Queen of heaven, rejoice). Use this in its various forms: chant, choral, organ, hymn (note modern translation, "Be Joyful, Mary").

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