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The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Tibi dixit cor meum [Graduale Romanum, p.88]
    2. Tibi dixit cor meum [Gregorian Missal, p.246]
    3. Assumpsit Iesus discipulos suos [Graduale simplex, p.288]
    4. My heart declared to you [Simple English Propers, p.382 (Adam Bartlett)]
    5. In the shining cloud [Simple Choral Gradual, p.281 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    6. Of you my heart has spoken [Lumen Christi Missal, p.965 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    7. In a resplendent cloud [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.105 / Mode 8 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    8. In a resplendent cloud [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.843-845 / Ignatius Press]
    9. My Heart Declared to You, O Lord [tune: Duke Street] from Introit Hymns 81 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Speciosus forma [Graduale Romanum, p.54]
    2. Speciosus forma [Gregorian Missal, p.214]
    3. Speciosus forma (William Byrd)
    4. Magna est gloria [Graduale simplex, p.289]
    5. Chabanel Psalmody
    6. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Candor est lucis [Graduale Romanum, p.585]
    2. Candor est lucis [Gregorian Missal, p.647]
    3. Dominus regnavit [Graduale simplex, p.290/291]
    4. Dominus regnavit (Josquin des Prez)
  • Offertory:
    1. Gloria et honore coronasti eum [Graduale Romanum, p.434]
    2. Gloria et honore coronasti eum [Gregorian Missal, p.648]
    3. Gloria et honore coronasti eum (Franz Xaver Witt)
    4. Faciamus hic tria tabernacula [Graduale simplex, p.291]
    5. You have crowned him with glory [Simple English Propers, p.383 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. With glory and honor you crowned him [Simple Choral Gradual, p.282 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. I will ponder your statutes [Lumen Christi Missal, p.965 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. Glory and riches are in his house [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.846-848 / Ignatius Press]
  • Communion:
    1. Visionem quam vidistis [Graduale Romanum, p.585]
    2. Visionem quam vidistis [Gregorian Missal, p.649]
    3. Visionem quam vidistis [Communio, p.296 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    4. Visionem quam vidistis [Graduale simplex, p.292]
    5. Tell no one about the vision [Simple English Propers, p.384 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Tell no one about the vision [Choral Communio, p.30 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    7. When Christ is revealed [Simple Choral Gradual, p.283 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. Tell no one the vision you have seen [Lumen Christi Missal, p.966 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    9. Tell no one what you have seen [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    10. When Christ appears [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.105 / Mode 1 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    11. When Christ appears [Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.848-850 / Ignatius Press]
  • 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)

Other liturgical music

Hymns

  • Christ upon the Mountain Peak [WIII #701, CD #820]
  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (PMB #118, WIII #512, ICEL #233, HH #193, CH #566, CHB #225, SMH #363, EH #301, LCH #88)
  • Jesus, Walking to His City from Hymns for the Liturgical Year (Kathleen Pluth)
  • More Ancient Than the Primal World [HH #75]
  • O Christ, the World's Salvation (Dennis DiPaolo)
  • O Lord of Light, by Love Inclined [CD #819]
  • O Raise Your Eyes on High and See [HH #76]
  • O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair! (HH #77, HPSC #267, CH #512, EH #119, LCH #145)
  • O Worship the King (AH #483, CH #571, HH #201, HPSC #268, PMB #138, CHB #255, SMH #472, EH #288, LCH #91)
  • Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens, Adore Him (WIII #529, ICEL #243, HPSC #282, PMB #662, CBW #656, CH #573, CHB #259, LCH #83)
  • Thanks Be to God (WIII #526, CBW #678)
  • The Lord Is King! Lift up Your Voice (CH #517, HPSC #326, CBW #422)
  • Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (WIII #700, HH #74, CH #518, CHB #100, SMH #578)
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 – 3rd Edition 2003, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
VII = Vatican II Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

Vocal Music:

  • Ad offertorium (Wesley /Schwarz)
  • Alleluia from Exsultate jubilate (W.A. Mozart)

Organ Music

  • Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (J.G. Walther)
  • Concert Variations on Austrian Hymn (John Knowles Paine) [Collected Works - McAfee Music]
  • Fanfare (Jean Mouret)
  • Fanfare on Austrian Hymn (Gordon Young) [Collage for Organ - Flammer HF-5011]
  • Fantasia and Fugue in g minor (J.S. Bach)
  • Festive Processionals for Brass and Organ (Calvert Shenk)
  • God of Grace and God of Glory (Paul Manz)
  • Immortal, Invisible (Harold Rohlig) [Parish Organist XII - Concordia]
  • Music for A Festive Occasion (Tim Knight)
  • O Love How Deep (Gerhard Krapf) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • O Worship the King (Willem Mudde) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • O Worship the King (Robert Powell) [Organist's Companion, June 1984]
  • Prelude on Hanover (Gordon Young) [Seven Chorale Preludes]
  • Prelude on Saint Denio (Harold Rohlig)
  • Psalm XIX (Benedetto Marcello)
  • Some Simple Settings of Swabia (Randolph Currie) [Organist's Companion, July 1995]
  • Variations on Austria (John Knowles Paine)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

The feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord offers us a glimpse of heavenly glory. Our music should reinforce this theme. Consider a trumpet, or bells, or violin. Perhaps a more festive Gloria can lift this hymn above its "simple" summer mode.

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