Thursday, November 02, 2006

31 OT--B

31 OT--B (11-5)

Processional: For All the Saints

Psalm: I love you, Lord, my strength W 650

Offertory: Benedic, anima mea (Lassus)

Communion: Notas mihi (chant--men)

Thanksgiving: Those Who Love and Those Who labor W 277

Recessional: Ye Watchers and ye Holy Ones W 313

"For All the Saints" is just too good to do only on All Saints!


At Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Gavin said...

Now, do you do the Thanksgiving hymn after communion is finished/while the priest is purifying the vessels? I ask because it seems to me a congregation wouldn't go for that - the whole idea of singing while nothing's going on. I considered introducing that here, but after talking to the priest, he agreed it wasn't a prudent idea.

At Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Cantor said...

I’m not sure how PT does things, but I would actually stick up for singing while “nothing’s going on” - the singing itself becomes “what’s going on” rather than being accompaniment to, say, an offertory procession or preparation of the gifts.

At Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:35:00 PM, Blogger PrayingTwice said...

At my parish, there's about a minute or so after the priest has sat down where one of the sacristans is still "cleaning up" after communion. Also, everyone in the congregation sits when the priest sits; at that point, we start the hymn.

I usually program a hymn here because we always do choral stuff at communion and I like to give the congregation a chance to sing. I usually try to find a hymn that is brief and somewhat well-known (though I don't think that is the case with the tune I'm doing this week; I'm still unsure of what the congregation knows and doesn't know).

Honestly, I'm not exactly sure how well it goes over downstairs since I'm never down there and we don't get much aural feedback up in the loft with the organ blaring. I should poll some of my congregants . . .


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