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The Solemnity of Pentecost [Mass during the Day] (ABC)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Spiritus Domini replevit [Graduale Romanum, p.252]
    2. Spiritus Domini replevit [Gregorian Missal, p.396]
    3. Spiritus Dominus [Graduale simplex, p.395]
    4. Spiritus Domini replevit (William Byrd)
    5. Dum complerentus [Graduale simplex, p.185]
    6. The Spirit of the Lord [Simple English Propers, p.152 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. The Spirit of the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.120 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. The Spirit of the Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. The Spirit of Our God and King [tune: Lasst uns erfreuen] from Introit Hymns #31 (Christoph Tietze)
    11. The Spirit of the Lord [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.41, Mode 8 / OCP]
    12. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.42, Mode 3 / OCP]
    13. The Spirit of the Lord [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.408-411 / Ignatius Press]
    14. The Spirit of the Lord [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.96, with Psalm 68[67] / Liturgical Press]
    15. The Spirit of the Lord [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #248, with Psalm 68 / Illuminare Publications]
    16. The Spirit of the Lord [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #456, with Psalm 68 / Illuminare Publications]
    17. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #249, with Psalm 103 / Illuminare Publications]
    18. When the day of Pentecost had come [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.123, with Psalm 104 / Liturgical Press]
    19. The Spirit of the Lord [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.3, with Psalm 118]
  • Alleluia I (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum [Graduale Romanum, p.252]
    2. Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum [Gregorian Missal, p.397]
    3. Emitte Spiritum tuum (William Byrd)
    4. Exsurgat Deus [Graduale simplex, p.186]
    5. Exsurgat Deus (Giovanni Andrea Draconio)
    6. Let God rise up [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.123, with Psalm 68 / Liturgical Press]
    7. Chabanel Psalmody
    8. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia II (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Alleluia. Veni Sancte Spiritus [Graduale Romanum, p.253]
    2. Alleluia. Veni Sancte Spiritus [Gregorian Missal, p.398]
    3. Veni Sancte Spiritus (William Byrd, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    4. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Deus deorum Dominus [Graduale simplex, p.189]
    5. Alleluia, The mighty one, God the Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.127, with Psalm 50 / Liturgical Press]
  • Sequence:
    1. Pentecost Sequence (J. William Greene)
    2. Veni Sancte Spiritus [Graduale Romanum, p.253]
    3. Veni Sancte Spiritus [Gregorian Missal, p.398]
    4. Veni Sancte Spiritus [Graduale simplex, p.190]
    5. Veni Sancte Spiritus [CNP Booklet of Chant II]
    6. Holy Spirit, Lord of light [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.127 / Liturgical Press]
    7. Veni Sancte Spiritus [setting by J. William Greene]
    8. Veni Sancte Spiritus (Bernard Kirkpatrick)
    9. Veni Sancte Spiritus (Lisa Stafford)
    10. Veni Sancte Spiritus (Adrian Willaert)
  • Offertory:
    1. Confirma hoc Deus [Graduale Romanum, p.255]
    2. Confirma hoc Deus [Gregorian Missal, p.401]
    3. Confirma hoc Deus [Graduale simplex, p.192]
    4. Confirma hoc, Deus (Gregor Aichinger, William Byrd, Jacob Handl, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Antonio Salieri)
    5. Confirm, O God [Simple English Propers, p.153 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Confirm, O God [Simple Choral Gradual, p.121 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Confirm, O God [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. Confirm, O God [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.411-414 / Ignatius Press]
    9. Confirm, O God [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #250, with Psalm 68 / Illuminare Publications]
    10. Confirm, O God [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.129, with Psalm 68 / Liturgical Press]
    11. Show forth, O God, your power [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.7, with Psalm 136]
  • Communion:
    1. Factus est repente [Graduale Romanum, p.256]
    2. Factus est repente [Gregorian Missal, p.402]
    3. Spiritus qui a Patre [Graduale simplex, p.193]
    4. Factus est repente [Communio, p.97]
    5. Factus est repente (Gregor Aichinger / James Morrison)
    6. Factus est repente (William Byrd)
    7. Suddenly, a sound came from heaven [Simple English Propers, p.154 (Adam Bartlett)]
    8. Suddenly, a sound came from heaven [Choral Communio, p.85 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    9. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [Simple Choral Gradual, p.122 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    10. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. They were filled with the Holy Spirit [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    12. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.42, Mode 7 / OCP]
    13. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.414-416 / Ignatius Press]
    14. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.97, with Psalm 68[67] / Liturgical Press]
    15. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #251, with Psalm 68 / Illuminare Publications]
    16. The Spirit who proceeds from the Father [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.130, with Psalm 78 / Liturgical Press]
    17. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [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

  • Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest (AH #443, CBW #516, CH #299, HPSC #135, ICEL #85, PMB #84, WIII #482, SMH #483, EH #218, VII #254/363, LCH #77)
  • Come, Holy Spirit, As a Fire (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Fire of God, Undying Flame (WIII #474)
  • Hail Thee, Festival Day (AH #414, CBW #509, CH #274, HPSC #179, PMB #78, WIII #444, SMH #553, EH #86/102/107)
  • Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (CBW #523, SMH #565)
  • Joy! Because the Circling Year (CH #303, SMH #599)
  • O Holy Spirit, By Whose Breath (CBW #518, PMB #92, WIII #475, CBW #518, HH #145)
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 Mighty Wind from Heaven (Alec Wyton)
  • Alleluia (Sr. Edith Scholl)
  • Carol for Pentecost (Erik Routley)
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (Tim Knight)
  • Come, Holy Ghost (Thomas Attwood, William Boyce, Cedric Davie, Orlando Gibbons)
  • Come, Holy Spirit (Christopher Tye)
  • Come, Thou Holy Paraclete (Hurd)
  • Cum Sancto Spiritu from Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes (Palestrina, da Vittoria)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Factus est repente (Gregor Aichinger / James Morrison)
  • Finished the Strife of Battle Now (Steven Ottományi)
  • Gracious Spirit (David Williams)
  • Let Thy Holy Presence (Paul Tschesnokov)
  • O Come, Creator Spirit, Come (M.A. Charpentier) [Concordia]
  • O Holy Paradox of Love (Colin Mawby) [Kevin Mayhew Ltd]
  • Peace I Leave with You (William Wirges)
  • Repleti sunt omnes (Jacob Handl)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Calvert Shenk)
  • The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation (F.J. Haydn)
  • Veni Creator Spiritus (Derek Fry)
  • Veni Sancte Spiritus (Jacques Berthier) — Music from Taizé

Organ Music

  • Allegro from Organ Symphony #6 (Charles-Marie Widor)
  • Carillon-Sortie (Henri Mulet)
  • Come, O Come, Thou Quickening Spirit (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year, Opus 67 [Carl Fischer Co.]
  • Komm Gott Schöpfer (J.S. Bach, Johann Pachelbel, J.G. Walther, Flor Peeters)
  • Komm Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (J.S. Bach, Andreas Armsdorff, F.W. Zachau, Dieterich Buxtehude)
  • Pentecost Toccata (John Reese)
  • Prelude and Fugue in c minor (J.S. Bach)
  • Prelude on Veni Creator (Paul Manz, Flor Peeters)
  • Toccata in C à la Dubois (Jon Naples)
  • Variations on Veni Creator (Maurice Duruflé)
  • Veni Sancte Spiritus from Three Preludes on Gregorian Sequences (Mark Siebert)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

After Easter Sunday and Christmas, this solemnity ranks next in importance. It marks the culmination of the "Week of Weeks" which is the Easter Season. Mark it with pomp and ceremony, singing the Sequence (called the "Golden Sequence") and the concluding dismissal with double alleluia. Remember that this day, albeit the last day, is a day within the Easter Season. Use all the rituals you've developed (Sprinkling Rite, special Alleluia, incense, attention to the Paschal candle) for Eastertide. The season "officially" ends with Evening Prayer II — can this be a special event for your parish? See Universal Music for Evening Prayer (Gary Penkala).

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