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The Seventh Sunday of Easter (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Exaudi, Domine, vocem meam [Graduale Romanum, p.241]
    2. Exaudi, Domine, vocem meam [Gregorian Missal, p.387]
    3. Viri Galilæi [Graduale simplex, p.178]
    4. Viri Galilaei (William Byrd, Dulos Couillart, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    5. Hearken, O Lord, unto my voice [Simple English Propers, p.141 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Lord, hear my voice when I call [Simple Choral Gradual, p.114 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. My Heart Declared to You, O Lord [tune: Duke Street] from Introit Hymns #29 (Christoph Tietze)
    8. O Lord, hear my voice [Lumen Christi Missal, p.934 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. O Lord, hear my voice [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.39 / Mode 1 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    10. Mass Propers for Eastertide (Gary Penkala)
  • Alleluia I (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Alleluia. Regnavit Dominus [Graduale Romanum, p.242]
    2. Alleluia. Regnavit Dominus [Gregorian Missal, p.388]
    3. Dominus regnavit (Josquin des Prez)
    4. Omnes gentes, plaudite [Graduale simplex, p.179]
    5. Omnes gentes, plaudite (Hans Leo Hassler, Christopher Tye)
    6. O clap your hands (Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tremain)
    7. Chabanel Psalmody
    8. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia II (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Alleluia. Non vos relinquam [Graduale Romanum, p.242]
    2. Alleluia. Non vos relinquam [Gregorian Missal, p.389]
    3. Non vos relinquam Orphanos (William Byrd, Charles H. Giffen)
    4. I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (William Byrd)
    5. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Quis ascendet [Graduale simplex, p.182]
  • Offertory:
    1. Ascendit Deus in iubilatione [Graduale Romanum, p.237]
      Viri Galilæi [Graduale Romanum, p.237]
    2. Ascendit Deus in iubilatione [Gregorian Missal, p.389]
      Viri Galilæi [Gregorian Missal, p.383]
    3. Ascendit Deus in iubilatione [Graduale simplex, p.182] 
    4. Ascendit Deus (William Byrd, Francisco Guerrero, Jacob Handl, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Peter Philips, Ferdinand Schaller)
    5. God has gone up [Simple English Propers, p.142 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Men of Galilee [Simple English Propers, p.143 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. God goes up with shouts of joy [Simple Choral Gradual, p.115 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. God Is Gone Up with a Merry Noise (William Croft)
    9. God goes up with shouts of joy [Lumen Christi Missal, p.934 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. Mass Propers for Eastertide (Gary Penkala)
  • Communion:
    1. Pater, cum essem [Graduale Romanum, p.243]
    2. Pater, cum essem [Gregorian Missal, p.390]
    3. Sede a dextris meis [Graduale simplex, p.183]
    4. Pater, cum essem [Communio, p.191]
    5. Father, when I was among them [Choral Communio, p.80 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    6. Father, when I was amongst them [Simple English Propers, p.144 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. This is the prayer of Jesus [Simple Choral Gradual, p.116 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Father, I am coming to you [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    9. Father, I pray that they may be one [Lumen Christi Missal, p.934 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. Father, I pray that they may be one [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.40 / Mode 4 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    11. Mass Propers for Eastertide (Gary Penkala)
  • 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


  • Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (HPSC #112, ICEL #130, WIII #737, CBW #536, AH #601, PMB #663, CH #504, CHB #112)
  • Ascend Your Throne, O Righteous One (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Be Joyful, Mary, Heavenly Queen (CBW #497, CH #328, ICEL #109, PMB #77, WIII #450)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (WIII #463, HPSC #131, CBW #499, AH #415, CH #289, CHB #76)
  • God Is My Strong Salvation (HPSC #165, ICEL #208, CH #646, HH #302)
  • O Queen of Heaven (WIII #443, PMB #67)
  • One in Joyful Songs of Praise (PMB #72)
  • Safe in the Hands of God (HPSC #291)
  • The Strife Is O'er (WIII #451, ICEL #77, PMB #68, HH #131, CBW #503, AH #413, CH #276, CHB #83)
  • This Is the Lord's Day (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Ye Servants of God (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.
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Bless the Lord, My Soul (J.S. Bach) [Flammer]
  • Bless the Lord, O My Soul (M. Ippolitov-Ivanov) [G. Schirmer]
  • Christo resurgenti (François Couperin)
  • Come, Bless Ye the Lord (G.P. Telemann)
  • Dixit Dominus (Marc-Antoine Charpentier, George Frideric Handel, Isabella Leonarda, Claudio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Domine Fili unigenite from Gloria in D (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Exaudi Domine (Giovanni Paolo Cima)
  • Glorious Is the Lord (F.J. Haydn)
  • God Is Gone Up with a Merry Noise (William Croft)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (arr. Donna Robertson)
  • Great Thou Art (Robert Roesch)
  • I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (William Byrd, Everett Titcomb)
  • Non vos relinquam orphanos (Ignazio Donati) [Oxford]
  • O God, the King of Glory (Henry Purcell) [GIA Publications]
  • One Thing I Ask of the Lord (Heinrich Schütz)
  • Praise the Lord, O My Soul (Thomas Tomkins) [Novello]
  • Regina coeli laetare (Gregor Aichinger / Angelini)
  • Regina coeli (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.278] — or — [CNP Booklet of Chant, Volume 2]
  • Regina coeli (Antonio Lotti, Soriano)
  • The Lord Is My Light (Heinz Werner Zimmerman)
  • The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (Eugene Englert) [GIA Publications]
  • Two Easter Anthems (Colin Brumby)

Organ Music

  • Au cénacle (Dom Paul Benoit) from Esquisses liturgiques [J. Fischer & Bros.]
  • Carillon (Louis Vierne)
  • Easter Fanfare (Colin Mawby)
  • Entrance Flourish from Village Suite (Tim Knight)
  • Erschienen ist from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • Festival Flourish from Music for a Festive Occasion (Tim Knight)
  • Heute triumphiret Gottes Sohn (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Partita on Awake, My Heart, with Gladness (Flor Peeters)
  • Prelude on Hyfrydol (Paul Manz) from Improvisatons on Great Hymns of Faith [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-839]
  • Prelude on Hyfrydol (Ralph Vaughan Williams, Healey Willan)
  • Prelude on In Babilone (Paul Manz) from Improvisatons for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-500]
  • Regina caeli (Hermann Schroeder) from Die Marianischen Antiphonen [Edition Schott #4538]
  • The Strife Is O'er (Wilbur Held) from Six Preludes on Easter Hymns [Concordia 97-5330]
  • This Joyful Eastertide (June Nixon)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

This Sunday lies between Ascension and Pentecost and allows us to celebrate that time of hope-filled longing for the Spirit — a kind of "mini-Advent" in the midst of Easter. Do not stop singing Easter hymns... Easter really, really does last until Pentecost — and your music should say so. Musical references to the Holy Spirit can reinforce the proximity of Pentecost.

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