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Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper [The Evening Mass] (ABC)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Nos autem gloriari [Graduale Romanum, p.162]
    2. Nos autem gloriari [Gregorian Missal, p.286]
    3. Nos autem gloriari [Graduale simplex, p.129]
    4. Nos autem gloriari (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.654]
    5. Nos autem gloriari (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Simone Stella)
    6. Let our glory be in the cross [Simple English Propers, p.93 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    7. We should glory in the cross [Simple Choral Gradual, p.76 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Then Let Us Glory in the Cross [tune: Duguet] from Introit Hymns #21 (Christoph Tietze)
    9. We Should Glory in the Cross (Thomas Buffer)
    10. We should glory in the cross [Lumen Christi Missal, p.925 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. We should glory in the cross [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.29, Mode 4 / OCP]
    12. We should glory in the cross [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.251-254 / Ignatius Press]
    13. We should glory in the cross [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.60, with Psalm 67[66] / Liturgical Press]
    14. We should glory in the cross [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #211, with Psalm 67 / Illuminare Publications]
    15. We should glory in the cross [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.72, with Psalm 67 / Liturgical Press]
    16. Priest for ever, Jesus Christ [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.137, with Psalm 110 / Liturgical Press]
    17. We should glory in the Cross [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.1, with Psalm 118]
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Oculi omnium [Graduale Romanum, p.343]
    2. Oculi omnium [Gregorian Missal, p.287]
    3. Oculi omnium (José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Charles Wood)
    4. Dominus pascit me [Graduale simplex, p.131]
    5. Exaltabo te [Graduale simplex, p.202]
    6. Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.73 / Liturgical Press]
    7. Chabanel Psalmody
    8. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Tract (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Ab ortu solis usque [Graduale Romanum, p.163]
    2. Ab ortu solis usque [Gregorian Missal, p.288]
    3. Ab ortu solis usque (William Byrd)
    4. Psalm 145: I will extol you [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.138 / Liturgical Press]
  • Antiphons during the Washing of Feet:
    1. Postquam surrexit [Graduale Romanum, p.164] [Gregorian Missal, p.290]
    2. Dominus Iesus [Graduale Romanum, p.165] [Gregorian Missal, p.290]
    3. Domine, tu mihi [Graduale Romanum, p.165] [Gregorian Missal, p.291]
    4. Si ego Dominus [Graduale Romanum, p.166] [Gregorian Missal, p.291]
    5. In hoc cognoscent [Graduale Romanum, p.166] [Gregorian Missal, p.292]
    6. Mandatum novum [Graduale Romanum, p.167] [Gregorian Missal, p.292]
    7. Maneant in vobis [Graduale Romanum, p.167] [Gregorian Missal, p.293]
    8. Mandatum novum (Aurelio Porfiri)
    9. Maneant in vobis (Richard Rice)
    10. Mandatum novum [Graduale simplex, p.132]
    11. I Give You a New Commandment (John Sheppard)
    12. A New Commandment Give I unto You (William Mundy, Thomas Tallis)
    13. A new commandment I give you [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.74, with Psalm 119 / Liturgical Press]
       
    14. Antiphons: Simple Choral Gradual, p.77-79 (Richard Rice) CMAA
      1. The Lord Jesus…
      2. Lord, do you wash my feet…
      3. If I, your Lord and Teacher…
      4. Jesus said to his disciples…
      5. I give you a new commandment…
      6. Faith, hope and love…
    15. The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 7 antiphons, pp.255-262, with verses / Ignatius Press
      1. After the Lord Jesus had risen from supper…
      2. The Lord Jesus…
      3. Lord, are you to wash my feet…
      4. If I, your Lord and Master…
      5. This is how you will know…
      6. I give you a new commandment…
      7. Let faith, hope and charity…
    16. English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) pp.61-62 / Liturgical Press
      1. The Lord Jesus…
      2. Lord, are you to wash my feet…
      3. Let faith, hope and charity…
    17. Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #212-214, with Psalm 119 / Illuminare Publications
      1. Lord, are you to wash my feet…
      2. I give you a new commandment…
      3. Let faith, hope and charity…
  • Offertory:
    1. Ubi caritas [Graduale Romanum, p.168]
    2. Ubi caritas [Gregorian Missal, p.293]
    3. Ubi caritas [Graduale simplex, p.133]
    4. Ubi caritas et amor [CNP's Booklet of Chant 3]
    5. Ubi caritas (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.664]
    6. Ubi caritas (Maurice Duruflé)
    7. Ubi caritas et amor (Luke Mayernik) [GIA Publications] with tenor solo
    8. Ubi caritas et amor (Richard Proulx) [GIA Publications] uses handbells
    9. Where true charity is dwelling [Simple English Propers, p.94 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    10. Ubi caritas est vera / Where true charity is dwelling [Lumen Christi Missal, p.925 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. Where charity and love are found [Simple Choral Gradual, p.80 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    12. Ubi caritas et amor [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 1 version, p.263 / Ignatius Press]
    13. Where true charity is dwelling [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 1 version, p.263 / Ignatius Press]
    14. Where true charity is dwelling [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) pp.63-64 / Liturgical Press]
    15. Where true charity is dwelling [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #215, with verses / Illuminare Publications]
    16. Ubi caritas est vera [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #215, with verses / Illuminare Publications]
    17. Where we live as friends [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.75, with verses / Liturgical Press]
    18. Where charity and love are found [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.5, with Psalm 136]
  • Communion:
    1. Hoc corpus [Graduale Romanum, p.170]
    2. Hoc corpus [Gregorian Missal, p.297]
    3. Hoc corpus (Melchor Robledo)
    4. Calicem salutaris [Graduale simplex, p.135]
    5. Hoc corpus [Communio, p.107 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. This is my body [Simple English Propers, p.96 (Adam Bartlett) CMAA]
    7. This is my body [Choral Communio, p.48 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    8. This body will be given up for you [Simple Choral Gradual, p.80 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. This is the Body that will be given up for you [Lumen Christi Missal, p.925 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. Every time you eat this bread [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    11. This is the Body that will be given up for you [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.29, Mode 8 / OCP]
    12. This is the Body that will be given up for you [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 3 versions, pp.265-267 / Ignatius Press]
    13. This is the Body that will be given up for you [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.65, with Psalm 23[22] / Liturgical Press]
    14. This is the Body that will be given up for you [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #216, with Psalm 23 / Illuminare Publications]
    15. I will take the cup of salvation [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.76, with Psalm 116 / Liturgical Press]
    16. This is the Body that will be given up for you [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.9, with Psalm 66]
  • Procession with the Blessed Sacrament:
    1. Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium [Graduale Romanum, p.170]
    2. Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium [Gregorian Missal, p.298]
    3. Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium [Graduale simplex, p.137]
    4. Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium Chant Booklet, Volume 4 (ed. Chris Bord)
    5. Pange lingua gloriosi (William Byrd, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
    6. Of the glorious Body telling [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 1 version, p.268 / Ignatius Press]
    7. Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 1 version, p.271 / Ignatius Press]
    8. Of the glorious body telling [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.66, 6 verses / Liturgical Press]
    9. Sing, my tongue / Pange lingua [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #443, 6 verses / Illuminare Publications]
    10. Hail our Savior's glorious Body [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.77 & 386, 6 verses / Liturgical Press]
  • Mass settings:
    1. Latin Chant Mass XVII (Adventus et Quadragesimae)
    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

  • Adoro te devote (ICEL #129/138, WIII #489, CH #370, CBW #587, CHB #291, AH #510, SMH #408)
  • An Upper Room (CD #879)
  • Ave verum Corpus (ICEL #131, WIII #730, HPSC #118,CHB #296, AH #514, SMH #444, LCH #132)
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #614, VII #244, LCH #151)
  • Now My Tongue the Mystery Telling (HPSC #228, EH #199)
  • O Food of Exiles Lowly (WIII #729, CH #380, SMH #655, VII #284)
  • Pange lingua gloriosi (ICEL #143, CH #361, AH #391, HPSC #275, CBW #584, CHB #303, SMH #706/7, VII #270, LCH #56)
  • Praise We Christ's Immortal Body [Pange lingua] (PMB #674, SMH #722)
  • Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle (AH #404, CBW #583, CH #364, HPSC #298, ICEL #145, WIII #437, CHB #69, EH #66, VII #274/5)
  • The Lamb's High Banquet (ICEL #147, CBW #564, LCH #72)
  • Ubi caritas (CD #918, ICEL #60, CH #386, AH #390, CBW #575, CHB #309, SMH #806, LCH #54)
  • Weave a Song within the Silence [Pange lingua] (HH #250)
  • What Shall I Render to the Lord (HPSC #349, SMH #826)
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

Lent ends on Holy Thursday before the celebration of the Paschal Triduum. The Roman Missal prohibits organ music (except to accompany singing) from tonight's Gloria through the Gloria at the Easter Vigil, although a laudable tradition holds that the organ should be silent during that time. The rubric does not speak about the time prior to the Holy Thursday Gloria; hence, a well-chosen organ prelude may be appropriate to set the mood for this evening's beginning of the Paschal Triduum. The organ may also be used to accompany a sturdy Entrance Hymn or Chant and the Gloria, before being turned off and not touched again until the Gloria of the Easter Vigil.

  • Ave verum from Two Chant Meditations for Organ (Kevin Waters SJ)
  • Lift High the Cross (Paul Manz) from Improvisations on Great Hymns of the Faith [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-839]
  • Lift High the Cross (Charles Ore) [Eleven Compositions for Organ Bk 3 - Concordia 97-5702]
  • Lift High the Cross (Lani Smith) [Organist, September 1982]
  • Meditation on Adoro te devote from Seven Preludes for the Church Year (Donna Robertson)
  • Prelude on Pange lingua (A.P.F. Boëly)
  • Prelude on Pange lingua (Donna Robertson)
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Donald Busarow) [Concordia 97-5442]
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, April 1985]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury III - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Johannes Brahms) from Eleven Chorale Preludes
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (C.F. Engelbrecht) [Organist's Companion, January 2000]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Wilbur Held) [Organist's Companion, February 1983]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (M.F.A. Koehler) [Organist's Companion, January 1999]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (F.W. Marpurg) from Twenty-one Chorale Preludes [Augsburg]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Dennis Northway) [Organist's Companion, February 1986]
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Peter Pindar Stearns) [Eight Meditations on Communion Hymns - Flammer]
  • Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness (Paul Manz) from Improvisations on Classic Chorales [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-843]
  • Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness (Max Reger) [Chorale Preludes for the Church Year - Carl Fischer]
  • Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness (G.P. Telemann) [Organ Music for the Communion Service - Concordia 97-1395]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The Mass of the Lord's Supper has two great themes: the institution of the Holy Eucharist (and the priesthood, which perpetuates this sacrifice) and the Mandatum, the command to "Love one another" exemplified in the Foot Washing. Music must revolve around these themes. There is an abundance of traditional music for today's liturgy: Pange lingua, Ubi caritas, Nos autem. Use these together with standard hymns and choral pieces to put this liturgy at the center of Catholic Eucharistic theology.

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