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The Solemnity of Pentecost [Vigil Mass] (ABC)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Caritas Dei diffusa est [Graduale Romanum, p.248]

      — or —

      Dum sanctificatus [Graduale Romanum, p.249]

    2. Caritas Dei diffusa est [Gregorian Missal, p.405]

      — or —

      Dum sanctificatus [Gregorian Missal, p.391]

    3. Dum complerentus [Graduale simplex, p.185]

      — or —

      Spiritus Dominus [Graduale simplex, p.395]

    4. Spiritus Domini replevit (William Byrd)
    5. When I vindicate my holiness through you, p.146

      — or —

      The love of God has been poured into our hearts, p.147 [Simple English Propers (Adam Bartlett)]

    6. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Simple Choral Gradual, p.117 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. The Spirit of the Lord [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.40, Mode 3 / OCP]
    10. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.402-404 / Ignatius Press]
    11. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.94, with Psalm 103[102] / Liturgical Press]
    12. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #249, with Psalm 103 / Illuminare Publications]
    13. When the day of Pentecost had come [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.123, with Psalm 104 / Liturgical Press]
    14. When I Will Sanctify My Name [tune: Tallis' Canon] from Introit Hymns #30 (Christoph Tietze)
    15. The love of God has been poured into our hearts [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.3, with Psalm 118]
  • Alleluia I (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum [Graduale Romanum, p.249]
    2. Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum [Gregorian Missal, p.393]
    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. from Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia II (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Alleluia. Dum complerentur [Graduale Romanum, p.250]
    2. Alleluia. Dum complerentur [Gregorian Missal, p.393]
    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]
  • Offertory:
    1. Emitte Spiritum tuum [Graduale Romanum, p.250]
    2. Emitte Spiritum tuum [Gregorian Missal, p.394]
    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. Send forth your Spirit [Simple English Propers, p.148 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. You send forth your spirit [Simple Choral Gradual, p.118 (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. Send forth your Spirit [Mass Propers for Eastertide (Penkala) p.7, with Psalm 136]
  • Communion:
    1. Ultimo festivitatis [Graduale Romanum, p.251]
    2. Ultimo festivitatis [Gregorian Missal, p.395]
    3. Spiritus qui a Patre [Graduale simplex, p.193]
    4. Ultimo festivitatis [Communio, p.276]
    5. On the last day of the feast [Simple English Propers, p.150 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. On the last day of the feast [Choral Communio, p.82 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. On the last day of the festival [Simple Choral Gradual, p.119 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [Lumen Christi Missal, p.935 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. From the hearts pf those who believe [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    10. On the last day of the festival [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.41, Mode 8 / OCP]
    11. On the last day of the festival [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.405-407 / Ignatius Press]
    12. On the last day of the festival [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.95, with Psalm 104[103] / Liturgical Press]
    13. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #251, with Psalm 68 / Illuminare Publications]
    14. The Spirit who proceeds from the Father [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.130, with Psalm 78 / Liturgical Press]
    15. On the last day of the festival [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, Creator Spirit (CH #297)
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (WIII #472, HPSC #133, CBW #517, PMB #93, HH #140, AH #440, CH #498, CHB #92, SMH #482, EH #376, VII #364, LCH #76)
  • 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
  • O Holy Spirit, By Whose Breath (CBW #518, PMB #92, WIII #475, CBW #518, HH #145)
  • Send Forth from the Heav'ns (HPSC #292)
  • Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayer (CBW #521, CH #502, PMB #94, WIII #476, SMH #760, EH #370)
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

  • Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Mikail Ippolitov-Ivanov)
  • Come Down, O Love Divine (Tim Knight)
  • Come, Holy Spirit (Christopher Tye)
  • Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (Harold Friedell)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (Everett Titcomb)
  • O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Thomas Tallis)
  • O Lord, How Manifold Are Thy Works (John Barnby) [Novello]
  • O Lord, How Manifold Are Thy Works (Martin Shaw) [Novello]
  • Psalm 150 (Cesar Franck)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Calvert Shenk)
  • The Sacred Covenant (Heinrich Schalit)
  • Veni Creator Spiritus (Gregorian chant) from Booklet of Chant, Volume 3
  • Veni Creator Spiritus (Derek Fry)

Organ Music

  • Come, Holy Ghost, Lord and God (Marcel Dupré)
  • Deux strophes sur Veni Creator Spiritus (Alexandre Guilmant)
  • Fantasia and Fugue in a minor (J.S. Bach)
  • He That Believes and Is Baptized (Max Reger) from Chorale Preludes for the Church Year, Opus 67 [Carl Fischer Co.]
  • Komm, Gott Schopfer, Heiliger Geist (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Maestoso: Five Processionals (Calvert Shenk)
  • Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist (Dieterich Buxtehude, J.G. Walther)
  • Pentecost Toccata (John Reese)
  • Prelude on Komm, Gott Schöpfer (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-500]
  • Variations on Veni Creator (Maurice Duruflé)
  • Prelude on Veni Creator Spiritus (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-500]
  • Toccata in C à la Dubois (Jon Naples)
  • Toccata in e minor (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Veni Creator Spiritus (Dom Paul Benoit) from Esquisses liturgiques [J. Fischer & Bros.]

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The Roman Missal —Third Edition allows for two forms of this Vigil; the Simple Form and the Extended Form. The first is structured like any Saturday night vigil Mass for Sunday. The Extended Form is expanded to be a complement to the Easter Vigil which opened this season. This has been done for some time in Rome, as the Pope celebrates an outdoor Mass (in St. Peter's Square) in the looming darkness of early evening.

Evening Prayer I [First Vespers] may be combined with Mass, beginning with the Introductory Verse, Hymn and Psalmody; or with the Mass Introit, Greeting and Psalmody. Mass may also open as usual (Introit, Greeting, Penitential Act).

Prior to the Gloria, four Old Testament readings are proclaim, with their accompanying Responsorial Psalm and Prayer [as at the Easter Vigil]:

  • Reading 1: Genesis 11:1-9
  • Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
  • Prayer
     
  • Reading 2: Exodus 19:3-8,16-20
  • Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 54, 56 - or - Psalm 19:8, 9,10, 11
  • Prayer
     
  • Reading 3: Ezekiel 37:1-14
  • Psalm 107: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
  • Prayer
     
  • Reading 4: Joel 3:1-5
  • Psalm 104: 1-2a, 24, 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30
  • Prayer

The Gloria is then sung, followed by the regular Collect for the Mass. The New Testament reading is Romans 8:22-27. The Alleluia and Gospel [John 7:37-39] follow. The Mass continues as usual.

If Evening Prayer is combined with the Vigil Mass, the Magnificat (with its antiphon) is sung after Communion. The Prayer after Communion follows. The dismissal with double "Alleluia" is used.

A detailed outline of the Vigil Liturgy can be found in the Liturgical Information page.

In Rome, this entire Mass was celebrated outside, in the piazza. Fires were lit in seven large receptacles, one during each of the first four readings, and one during the Gloria, the Epistle and the Gospel.

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