Monday, February 26, 2007

Lent 1--Year C

Lent 1 (2/25/07)

Processional: Invocabit me (chant--cantor)

Kyrie: Mass XVI

Psalm: Gelineau

GA: Worship 368 (Proulx)

Offertory: Miserere Mei (Lotti)

Sanctus: Mass XVIII

Memorial Acclamation: chant

Amen: chant

Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII

Communion: Scapulis suis (chant—men)

Post-Communion: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days W 171

Recessional: Silence

Lent has begun. Our first mass went pretty well; lots of chant as you can tell. We're doing the "Jubilate Deo" mass parts at all the masses during Lent, which will be a bit of a shock to some of the congregations, I'm sure. Nevertheless, there's no question that these parts should be known by every Catholic world-wide. This will be a good start . . .

We had a weird week in regards to the choir; I had to move our Wednesday rehearsal to Tuesday (because of Ash Wednesday services) and had a pretty sparse crowd because of it. So Sunday we had quite a few folks looking at the Lotti for the very first time. We spent a large amount of time on it, but I still thought it best if the organ doubled the parts. Hopefully attendance will be a little better this week since Holy Week is coming soon . . .


At Monday, February 26, 2007 5:05:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey Tucker said...

I found Scapulis to be a bear. Maybe just needed another hour on it.

At Monday, February 26, 2007 5:18:00 PM, Blogger Cantor said...

Just be careful that you don’t, by choosing Lent as the time to get people singing the JD Mass, inadvertently teach people that Latin and chant are especially penitential. I mean, their musical simplicity would suggest this, but hopefully “Vidi aquam” won’t sound out of place at your Easter Vigil.

At Monday, February 26, 2007 10:33:00 PM, Anonymous moconnor said...

I like to remind my folks that we do chant during Lent not for its penitential quality (although for some it is a penance!) but for its seriousness and its ability to remind us of the world beyond our senses.

At Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:39:00 PM, Anonymous Mike J. said...

I still find it amusing that the Schola on Tuesday is singing the Mass Ordinary XVII - recommended for Sundays in Advent and Lent, and the Sunday choirs are using Mass XVIII, the Mass ordinary for weekdays in Lent.


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