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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:
    1. Suscepimus, Deus [Graduale Romanum, p.300]
    2. Suscepimus, Deus [Gregorian Missal, p.492]
    3. Suscepimus Deus (William Byrd)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. We have received your mercy, O God [Simple English Propers, p.242 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. Within your temple [Simple Choral Gradual, p.181 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. Your merciful love, O God [Lumen Christi Missal, p.940 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
    8. Your merciful love, O God [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.61 / Mode 1 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    9. Within Your Temple, Mighty Lord [tune: Winchester New] from Introit Hymns 50 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Gradual (Responsorial Psalm):
    1. Esto mihi in Deum [Graduale Romanum, p.301]
    2. Esto mihi in Deum [Gregorian Missal, p.493]
    3. Choose one Psalmus responsorius from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    4. Chabanel Psalmody
    5. Parish Book of Psalms (Arlene Oost-Zinner)
  • Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation):
    1. Magnus Dominus [Graduale Romanum, p.302]
    2. Magnus Dominus [Gregorian Missal, p.404]
    3. Magnus Dominus (William Byrd)
    4. Choose one Alleluia or Psalmus alleluiaticus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
  • Offertory:
    1. Populum humilem [Graduale Romanum, p.302]
    2. Populum humilem [Gregorian Missal, p.495]
    3. Populum humilem (Giovanni Battista Martini, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
    4. Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    5. You will save the humble nations [Simple English Propers, p.243 (Adam Bartlett)]
    6. You save a humble people [Simple Choral Gradual, p.182 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    7. You will save a lowly people [Lumen Christi Missal, p.947 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications]
  • Communion:
    1. Gustate et videte [Graduale Romanum, p.303]
    2. Gustate et videte [Gregorian Missal, p.495]
    3. Gustate et videte (Giovanni Matteo Asola, Giovanni Paolo Cima, Heinrich Isaac, Orlando di Lasso)
    4. Gustate et videte [Communio, p.104 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    5. Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from any of the eight Masses for Ordinary Time [Graduale simplex, pp.215-252]
    6. O taste and see how gracious [Simple English Propers, p.244 (Adam Bartlett)]
    7. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord [Simple Choral Gradual, p.183 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    8. O taste and see [Choral Communio, p.136 (Richard Rice) Hostia Laudis Co]
    9. Psalm 34 (Gary Penkala)
    10. Taste and See (Gary Penkala)
    11. Come to me, all you that labor [Simple Choral Gradual, p.184 (Richard Rice) CMAA]
    12. Taste and see that the Lord is good [Lumen Christi Missal, pp.952, 955, 956 (Adam Bartlett) Illuminare Publications
    13. Taste and see how gracious the Lord is [Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (Andrew Motyka)]
    14. Taste and see that the Lord is good [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.61 / Mode 3 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    15. Come to me, all who labor [Saint Meinrad Antiphons for the Church Year, p.62 / Mode 3 (Columba Kelly OSB) OCP]
    16. O taste and see (John Goss, Arthur Sullivan)
  • 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


  • Around the Throne a Glorious Band (CH #335, HH #301, ICEL #178, WIII #719, EH #120, LCH #155)
  • Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (WIII #627, HPSC #160, CBW #550, CH #641, CD #895, CBW #550)
  • God Has Spoken By His Prophets (WIII #516, CH #652)
  • How Shall They Hear the Word of God? (WIII #629)
  • I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (WIII #607, HPSC #192, ICEL #157, CH #453, AH #579, SMH #355, EH #424, LCH #44)
  • I Sing the Mighty Power of God (WIII #502, ICEL #228, HPSC #197, AH #616, CH #565, SMH #359, VII #218, LCH #96)
  • Lift High the Cross (WIII #704, HPSC #207, CD #847, PMB #56, HH #268, CBW #545, CH #542, AH #606, SMH #398, VII #244, LCH #151)
  • O Worship the King (AH #483, CH #571, HH #201, HPSC #268, PMB #138, CHB #255, SMH #472, EH #288, LCH #91)
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (WIII #530, HPSC #279, ICEL #242, CBW #650, PMB #123, AH #611, CHB #258, CH #513, SMH #495, EH #282, VII #216, LCH #80)
  • Take Up Your Cross (WIII #634, ICEL #51, HPSC #309, CD #927, PMB #44, HH #68, CBW #485, CH #651, SMH #544, LCH #48)
  • Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord (HPSC #311, CD #846, CBW #638, CHB #264, WIII #534)
  • Word of God, Come Down on Earth (CBW #559, WIII #513, HPSC #355, PMB #105, CH #654)
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

  • Adoramus te, Christe (Robert Boulware)
  • Beatus vir (Andrea Gabrieli, Orlando di Lasso, Claudio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Antonio Vivaldi)
  • From All That Dwell (Colin Brumby)
  • Great is the Lord, Op. 67 (Edward Elgar)
  • Great is the Lord, and with Great Praise (Matthew Cooke, John Smith)
  • Herr, auf dich traue ich (Heinrich Schütz)
  • In spiritu humilitatis (Calvert Shenk)
  • In te, Domine (Carl Schiedermayr)
  • Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Edward Bairstow, Samuel Wesley)
  • Miserere mei, Domine (Calvert Shenk)
  • Miserere nostri (Hans Leo Hassler, Cristóbal de Morales, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Tallis, Ascanio Trombetti)
  • O Lord, Increase My Faith (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Praise Ye the Lord (Carrie Nixon)
  • Prayer of Saint Richard (Alan Smith)
  • The Lord, the Only God, is Great (John Broderip)

Organ Music

  • Abide, O Dearest Jesus (Sigfrid Karg-Elert)
  • Canzona (J.S. Bach)
  • Ellacombe (Lois Hill) [Organist's Companion, March 1999]
  • Fanfare on Lauda anima (Robert Hughes) [Organist, January 1982]
  • Fantasia (Matthias Weckmann)
  • Festival Intrada on Ellacombe (Roger Bailey) [Consoliere V-2]
  • Hambleton Suite (Tim Knight)
  • Intonation & Canzona in d minor (Michael Starke)
  • Jesu dulcis memoria (Sr. Teresine Fonder) [Twenty-six Miniatures]
  • Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (J.S. Bach, Johann Pachelbel, J.G. Walther)
  • Lift High the Cross (Paul Manz) [Improvisations on Great Hymns of Faith - Morning Star Music Publ 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]
  • Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (J.L. Adam) [Parish Organist XI - Concordia]
  • Prelude in B-flat Major (J.S. Bach)
  • Prelude on Ellacombe (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, March 1991]
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Donald Busarow) [Concordia 97-5442]
  • Processional on Lift High the Cross (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, April 1985]
  • Thaxted from Two Preludes on British Hymns (John Ignatowski)
  • The Kingsfold Trumpet (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, August 1987]
  • Variations on Ellacombe [Organist's Companion, September 1996]
  • Voluntary in B-flat Major (Maurice Greene)

Liturgical Hints & Ideas

During Ordinary Time in Year B we will highlight passages from the new General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM) that pertain to music during the liturgy. The GIRM contains rubrics and instructions (some of them new) for the celebration of the Mass. The first section below is a direct quote from the English translation of the document. The second section is a commentary on the passage.

Structure, Elements and Parts of the Mass: Gloria (GIRM #53)

The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is a most ancient and venerable hymn by which the Church, gathered in the Holy Spirit, glorifies and entreats God the Father and the Lamb. The text of this hymn may not be replaced by any other. It is intoned by the Priest or, if appropriate, by a cantor or by the choir; but it is sung either by everyone together, or by the people alternately with the choir, or by the choir alone. If not sung, it is to be recited either by everybody together or by two choirs responding one to the other.

It is sung or said on Sundays outside Advent and Lent, and also on Solemnities and Feasts, and at particular celebrations of a more solemn character.

Commentary: There are various ways to sing the Gloria, which may be begun by the priest, cantor or choir.

  1. The entire congregation may sing a simple or elaborate setting.
  2. The choir and people may alternate phrases of the Gloria, as is common in the chant Masses sung at Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  3. The choir may sing a Gloria alone.

Mozart wrote several Mass settings for the Archbishop of Salzburg called Missa brevis (because they were short and concise). The Gloria from any of these might make a wonderful choral setting to use for a special liturgy.

New in the 2000 GIRM: Note that the Gloria is sung or said in these Ritual Masses, even if they occur during Lent:

  • I-3. For the Conferral of Baptism
  • I-4. For the Conferral of Confirmation
  • IV. For the Conferral of Holy Orders
  • V. For the Celebration of Marriage
  • VI. For the Blesing of an Abbot or an Abbess
  • VII. For the Consecration of Virgins
  • VIII. For Religious Profession
  • X. For the Dedication of a Church and an Altar

Further, many of these call for the omission of the Penitential Act.

To be continued next Sunday...

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