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The Nativity of the Lord - Mass during the Day (ABC)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Puer natus est [Graduale Romanum, p.47]
    2. Puer natus est [Gregorian Missal, p.198]
    3. Puer natus est (William Byrd, Claudio Macchi, Cristóbal de Morales, Ludwig Senfl)
    4. Dominus dixit ad me [Graduale simplex, p.64]
    5. Christmas Litany (J. William Greene)
    6. Unto us a child is born [Simple English Propers, p.28 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    7. A child is born for us [Simple Choral Gradual, p.23 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. A child is born for us [Lumen Christi Missal, p.910 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. A child is born for us [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.9, Mode 7 / OCP]
    10. A child is born for us [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.66-68]
    11. A child is born for us [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.20, with Psalm 98[97] / Liturgical Press]
    12. A child is born for us [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #158, with Psalm 98 / Illuminare Publications]
    13. The Lord said to me: You are my Son [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.12, with Psalm 2 / Liturgical Press]
    14. A child is born for us [Mass Propers for Christmastide (Penkala) p.1, with Psalm 2]
    15. For Us A Child of Hope Is Born [tune: Carol] from Introit Hymns #8 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Viderunt omnes fines terrae [Graduale Romanum, p.48]
    2. Viderunt omnes fines terrae [Gregorian Missal, p.199]
    3. Viderunt omnes fines terrae (André Vierendeels, Mikolaj Zielenski)
    4. Tecum principatus [Graduale simplex, p.65]
    5. Before the morning star I have begotten you [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.13, with Psalm 110 / Liturgical Press]
    6. Chabanel Psalmody
    7. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
    8. Common Psalms for Schools & Parishes (Thomas Cosley)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Dies sanctificatus [Graduale Romanum, p.49]
    2. Dies sanctificatus [Gregorian Missal, p.200]
    3. Dies sanctificatus (Palestrina / Siebert)
    4. Dies sanctificatus (William Byrd, Josef von Eybler, Jorge Moreira, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Costanzo Porta)
    5. Cantate Domino [Graduale simplex, p.66]
    6. Alleluia, O sing to the Lord a new song [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.13, with Psalm 98 / Liturgical Press]
  • Offertory:
    1. Tui sunt caeli [Graduale Romanum, p.49]
    2. Tui sunt caelii [Gregorian Missal, p.200]
    3. Tui sunt caelii (William Byrd, Johannes Klein, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    4. Lætentur cæli [Graduale simplex, p.67]
    5. Yours are the heavens [Simple English Propers, p.29 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    6. Justice and right are the pillars [Simple Choral Gradual, p.24 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Yours are the heavens [Lumen Christi Missal, p.911 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. Yours are the heavens [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.69-71]
    9. Yours are the heavens [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #159, with Psalm 89 / Illuminare Publications]
    10. Be glad, you heavens [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.15, with Psalm 96 / Liturgical Press]
    11. Yours are the heavens [Mass Propers for Christmastide (Penkala) p.3, with Psalm 96]
  • Communion:
    1. Viderunt omnes fines terræ [Graduale Romanum, p.50]
    2. Viderunt omnes fines terræ [Gregorian Missal, p.201]
    3. Viderunt omnes fines terræ [Communio, p.290 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Viderunt omnes fines terræ (André Vierendeels, Mikolaj Zielenski)
    5. Viderunt omnes fines terræ [Graduale simplex, p.68]
    6. All the ends of the earth have seen [Simple English Propers, p.30 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    7. All the ends of the earth have seen [Choral Communio, p.16 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    8. All the ends of the earth have seen [Simple Choral Gradual, p.25 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. All the ends of the earth have seen [Lumen Christi Missal, p.911 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. All the ends of the earth have seen [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    11. All the ends of the earth have seen [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.10, Mode 1 / OCP]
    12. All the ends of the earth have seen [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.72-74]
    13. All the ends of the earth have seen [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.21, with Psalm 98[97] / Liturgical Press]
    14. All the ends of the earth have seen [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #160, with Psalm 98 / Illuminare Publications]
    15. All the ends of the earth have seen [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.15, with Psalm 98 / Liturgical Press]
    16. All the ends of the earth have seen [Mass Propers for Christmastide (Penkala) p.5, with Psalm 98]
  • 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)
    10. Stirling Bridge Mass (Gary Penkala)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • Christians, Awake (ICEL #16, CHB #17, EH #16)
  • For Us A Child of Hope Is Born [tune: Carol] from Introit Hymns #8 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice (AH #334, CBW #465, CH #190, HH #45, ICEL #18, PMB #33, WIII #391, SMH #544, EH #31)
  • How Great Our Joy! (CH #189, SMH #568)
  • Joy to the World (AH #320, CBW #454, CH #208, HPSC #205, ICEL #22, PMB #24, WIII #399, SMH #600, EH #319, VII #232, LCH #21)
  • Of the Father's Love Begotten (AH #331, CBW #470, CH #220, HH #44, HPSC #269, ICEL #25, WIII #398, CHB #28, SMH #691, EH #20, VII #332)
  • The Living Light of Heaven (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
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

Organ Music

  • A solis ortus cardine from Four Preludes on Chant Hymns (Mark Siebert)
  • Der Tag der ist so freudenreich (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein] [Neumeister Collection - Yale University Press]
  • Der Tag der ist so freudenreich (J.H. Buttstedt) [Organist's Companion, November 1994]
  • Der Tag der ist so freudenreich (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Organist's Companion, November 1992]
  • Der Tag der ist so freudenreich (J.K.F. Fischer) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Der Tag der ist so freudenreich (Johann Pachelbel) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Divinum mysterium (Richard Purvis) [Leeds Music Corp]
  • Divinum mysterium (Dorothy Howell Sheets) [Organist's Companion, November 1992]
  • Divinum mysterium from Four Preludes on Chant Hymns (Mark Siebert)
  • Fanfare, Prelude and Chorale on Joy to the World (Ronald Besemer) [Organist's Companion, December 1984]
  • Fantasy on Antioch (Emma Lou Diemer) [AGO 90th Anniversary Anthology of American Organ Music - Oxford]
  • Five Variations on Antioch (John Hebden Schaffner) [Organist's Companion, November 1998]
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice (Wilbur Held) from Six Carol Settings [Concordia 97-4985]
  • Hail the Day So Rich in Cheer (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set 3 [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-102]
  • He Whom Shepherd Men Came Praising (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set II - Morning Star Music Publ 10-101]
  • In dulci jubilo (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein] [Old Masters of the Organ - Kalmus] [Joyce Jones Chirstmas Collection - Bradley Publ] [Organist's Companion, November 1998]
  • In dulci jubilo (Johann Michael Bach) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • In dulci jubilo from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • In dulci jubilo (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Anthologia pro organo IV - Schott Frères] [Joyce Jones Christmas Collection - Bradley Publ] [Organist's Companion, November 2001]
  • In dulci jubilo: Partita for Organ (James A. Dale) [Organist's Companion, November 1994]
  • In dulci jubilo (George Lachenauer) [Organist's Companion, November 1999]
  • In dulci jubilo (Vincent Lübeck) [Orgelwerke - Peters] [Organist's Companion, December 1987]
  • In dulci jubilo (Fridolin Sicher) [Consoliere IV-4 - World Library Publ] [Organist's Companion, November 1993]
  • In dulci jubilo (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, December 1986 ]
  • In dulci jubilo (F.W. Zachau) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Joy to the World (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, December 1985]
  • Joy to the World (Hugo Gehrke) [Parish Organist, Part 1 - Concordia]
  • Joy to the World (Wilbur Held) [A Nativity Suite - Concordia 97-4461]
  • Joy to the World: In the Style of Vivaldi (James Konkel) [Organist's Companion, November 1990]
  • Now Sing We Now Rejoice (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for the Christmas Season, Set III - Morning Star Music Publ 10-102]
  • Of the Father's Love Begotten (Wilbur Held) from Six Carol Settings [Concordia 97-4985]
  • Of the Father's Love Begotten (David Johnson) [Augsburg 11-841]
  • Postlude on Antioch (Gordon Young) [Ten Christmas Organ Voluntaries - Presser]
  • Prelude and Postlude on Jesu Redemptor omnium (Jonathan Hellerman)
  • Quem pastores (R.E. Gahringer) [Organist's Companion, November 1990]
  • Stille Nacht from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Donna Robertson)
  • Three Preludes for the Christmas Cycle (Robert Farrell)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

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