Thursday, January 1, 2009

1 January - Solelmnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

I went to Mass at Immaculate Conception Church this morning. The Minister of Music was on holiday, and so there was a sub playing the piano (actually, it was the brilliant jazz pianist Ed Paolantonio, and his son, forgot his name, was the cantor – he's got a nice voice ...) As usual, the numbers come out of GIA's Gather Comprehensive 1994 (green cover):

The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Opening Hymn: 783, Sing of Mary, pure and lowly (PLEADING SAVIOR)
Gloria: A Christmas Gloria (GLORIA; Paul Gibson)
Psalm: 66, Psalm 67 (Guimont)
Gospel Acclamation: 216 (Mass for the Life of the World)
Off: 784, Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above (SALVE REGINA COELITUM)
Sanctus, Mem. Accl., Amen, Agnus Dei: Mass of Creation
Comm: 782, Hail Mary, gentle woman
Closing Hymn: 380, What child is this (GREENSLEEVES)
Postlude: Improvisation on Greensleeves

*cringes at the Gloria and the Communion choices*

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