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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ [Corpus Christi] (C)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti [Graduale Romanum, p.377]
    2. Cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti [Gregorian Missal, p.413]
    3. Sacerdos in æternum [Graduale simplex, p.201]
    4. Cibavit eos (William Byrd)
    5. He fed them with the finest wheat [Simple English Propers, p.164 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. The Lord fed his people with the finest wheat [Simple Choral Gradual, p.126 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. He fed them with the finest wheat [Lumen Christi Missal, p.958 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. He fed them with the finest wheat [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.93, Mode 2 / OCP]
    9. He fed them with the finest wheat [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.743-745]
    10. He fed them with finest wheat [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.102, with Psalm 81[80] / Liturgical Press]
    11. He fed them with the finest wheat [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #336, with Psalm 81 / Illuminare Publications]
    12. Priest for ever, Jesus Christ [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.137, with Psalm 110 / Liturgical Press]
    13. He fed them with the finest wheat [Mass Propers for Solemnities and Feasts I (Penkala) p.1, with Psalm 104]
    14. The Lord Provided Israel [tune: Azmon] from Introit Hymns #34 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Oculi omnium [Graduale Romanum, p.343]
    2. Oculi omnium [Gregorian Missal, p.414]
    3. Oculi omnium (William Byrd, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Heinrich Schütz, Charles Wood)
    4. Exaltabo te Deus meus rex / Psalm 145 [Graduale simplex, p.202]
    5. O God My King (John Amner)
    6. The Eyes of All Wait upon Thee (George J. Elvey, Orlando Gibbons)
    7. Thee Will I Bless, My God and King (Richard Partridge)
    8. I will bless your name, O Lord [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.138, with Psalm 145 / Liturgical Press]
    9. Chabanel Psalmody
    10. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Sequence:
    1. Lauda Sion Salvatorem [Graduale Romanum, p.379]
    2. Lauda Sion Salvatorem [Gregorian Missal, p.416]
    3. Lauda Sion Salvatorem (Dieterich Buxtehude, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Luigi Cherubini, Francisco Escalada, Felix Mendelssohn, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria)
    4. Contemplate the bread of angels [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.140 / Liturgical Press]
    5. Ecce panis angelorum [Graduale simplex, p.205]
    6. Laud, O Zion
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Caro mea vere est cibus [Graduale Romanum, p.378]
    2. Caro mea vere est cibus [Gregorian Missal, p.415]
    3. Attendite popule meus / Psalm 78 [Graduale simplex, p.203]
    4. Alleluia, Give ear, O my people [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.139 / Liturgical Press]
    5. Give ear, O my people, alleluia [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.139, with Psalm 00 / Liturgical Press]
    6. Attendite popule (Ascanio Trombetti)
  • Offertory:
    1. Portas cæli aperuit Dominus [Graduale Romanum, p.207]
    2. Sanctificavit Moyses altare Domino [Graduale Romanum, p.338]
    3. Portas cæli aperuit Dominus [Gregorian Missal, p.422]
    4. Sanctificavit Moyses altare Domino [Gregorian Missal, p.549]
    5. Sanctificavit Moyses (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    6. Angelorum esca nutrivisti [Graduale simplex, p.206]
    7. The Lord opened the doors of heaven [Simple English Propers, p.165 (Adam Bartlett)]
    8. Moses consecrated an altar [Simple English Propers, p.166 (Adam Bartlett)]
    9. The Lord opened the gates of heaven [Simple Choral Gradual, p.127 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    10. The Lord opened the gates of heaven [Lumen Christi Missal, p.958 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    11. The Lord opened the doors of heaven [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 4 versions, pp.746-748]
    12. The Lord opened the gates of heaven [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #337, with Psalm 78 / Illuminare Publications]
    13. You have fed your people [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.141, with Psalm 84 / Liturgical Press]
    14. The doors of heaven he opened [Mass Propers for Solemnities and Feasts I (Penkala) p.4, with Psalm 72]
    15. Moses consecrated an altar [Mass Propers for Solemnities and Feasts I (Penkala) p.4, with Psalm 72]
  • Communion:
    1. (C) Hoc corpus, quod pro vobis tradetur [Graduale Romanum, p.170]
    2. (C) Hoc corpus, quod pro vobis tradetur [Gregorian Missal, p.297]
    3. Ego sum panis vivis [Graduale simplex, p.207]
    4. (C) Hoc corpus, quod pro vobis tradetur [Communio, p.107]
    5. Ego sum panis vivus (Padre Martini) [GIA Publications]
    6. This is my body [Simple English Propers, p.169 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. This is my body [Choral Communio, p.48 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    8. Whoever eats my flesh [Simple Choral Gradual, p.128 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    9. Whoever eats my flesh [Lumen Christi Missal, p.958 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    10. (C) Every time you eat this bread [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    11. Whoever eats my flesh [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year (Columba Kelly OSB) p.93, Mode 6 / OCP]
    12. Whoever eats my flesh [The Proper of the Mass (Fr. Samuel F. Weber OSB) 5 versions, pp.749-751]
    13. Whoever eats my flesh [English Proper Chants (John Ainslie) p.103, with Psalm 119[118] / Liturgical Press]
    14. Whoever eats my flesh [Lumen Christi Simple Gradual (Adam Bartlett) #338, with Psalm 119 / Illuminare Publications]
    15. I am the living bread [By Flowing Waters (Paul Ford) p.142, with Psalm 23 / Liturgical Press]
    16. Whoever eats my flesh [Mass Propers for Solemnities and Feasts I (Penkala) p.7, with Psalm 23]
  • 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

  • Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (HPSC #112, ICEL #130, WIII #737, CBW #536, AH #601, PMB #663, CH #504, CHB #112, SMH #426, EH #347, VII #277, LCH #86)
  • At That First Eucharist (WIII #733, CH #366, HPSC #217, CBW #605)
  • Blessed Jesus, Mary's Son (CD #882)
  • Come, Adore This Wondrous Presence (WIII #758)
  • Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (CD #889, WIII #731, SMH #510)
  • Gift of Finest Wheat (WIII #736, HPSC #360, PMB #665, CBW #570, CH #389, SMH #528)
  • God with Hidden Majesty [Adoro te devote] (WIII #489, ICEL #138, HPSC #164, AH #511, CH #368, CHB #117)
  • Godhead Here in Hiding [Adoro te devote] (AH #511, CH #368, HPSC #164, ICEL #138, WIII #489, CHB #117, LCH #103, SMH #541)
  • Godhead Here in Hiding [Noel nouvelet] (SMH #542)
  • Hail, Our Savior's Glorious Body [Pange lingua] (WIII #813)
  • How Light the Bread of Angels from Hymns for the Liturgical Year (Kathleen Pluth)
  • Humbly Let Us Voice Our Homage (PMB #673)
  • Humbly We Adore Thee [Adoro te devote] (PMB #675, CBW #587, CH #369, SMH #570, EH #204)
  • Jesus, Bread in Mercy Broken (HPSC #200)
  • Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All (WIII #488, AH #516, CH #544, SMH #377, EH 460, VII #324)
  • Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (AH #605, CBW #571, CH #377, HPSC #209, ICEL #137, PMB #657, WIII #523, CHB #120, SMH #609, EH #197, VII #286, LCH #84)
  • Lord, Who At Your First Eucharist Did Pray (HPSC #217, CBW #605, SMH #624, LCH #129)
  • O Bread of Life (PMB #664)
  • O Christ, the World's Salvation (Dennis DiPaolo)
  • O God, Unseen, Yet Ever Near (HPSC #242, EH #198)
  • O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (WIII #605, ICEL #139, HH #249, CH #510, SMH #665, EH #485)
  • O Living Bread from Heaven (ICEL #142, CH #397, SMH #670)
  • O Lord, I Am Not Worthy (CD #894, AH #512, CH #376, SMH #672, VII #304, LCH #114)
  • O Saving Victim (AH #519, CBW #585, CH #362, HPSC #260, ICEL #141, PMB #677, WIII #757, CHB #277, EH #209, LCH #163/4/5)
  • O Source of Life Divine (CD #888)
  • O Thou, Who at Thy Eucharist Didst Pray (AH #521)
  • Panis angelicus (AH #523, CH #363, SMH #709, VII #309, LCH #116/7)
  • Praise We Christ's Immortal Body [Pange lingua] (PMB #674, SMH #722)
  • See Us, Lord, about Your Altar (PMB #666, CH #392, CBW #565)
  • Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (CH #390, HPSC #294, ICEL #144, WIII #728, SMH #746, EH #213)
  • 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)
  • Soul of My Savior (ICEL #146, CH #385, AH #522, HPSC #305, CHB #129, SMH #759, VII #297, LCH #112)
  • Weave a Song within the Silence [Pange lingua] (HH #250)
  • Wondrous Gift! (ICEL #149, CH #398)
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

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

If Eucharistic Adoration occurred during the day, and the period of exposition is to be closed at Mass, this order should be followed, according to the Order for the Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist (USCCB 1992)

  • The Eucharist is placed in the tabernacle before Mass begins.
  • Exposition: Immediately after the distribution of communion, the monstrance is placed on the altar. The deacon (or priest) places the host in the monstrance. All should be kneeling.
  • The celebrant stands and says the Prayer after Communion. The concluding rites of the Mass are omitted.
  • The celebrant incenses the Eucharist while a song is sung.
  • The celebrant in white cope or Mass vestments, wearing a humeral veil, may carry the monstrance in procession. Songs should be sung during the procession.
  • After the procession the monstrance is returned to the altar.
  • The celebrant prays one of the prayers for Benediction.
  • Wearing the humeral veil, the celebrant genuflects and blesses the people with the host in the monstrance.
  • The deacon (or priest) removes the host from the monstrance and places it in the tabernacle. Another song may be sung or instrumental music may accompany the ministers from the altar to the sacristy.
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