Sunday 25 February 10am – CHOIR

2nd Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark

Gen 22.1-2, 9-13, 15-18, Rom 8.31-34, Mk 9.2-10 Saint_Catherine's_Transfiguration

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Hail, Gladdening Light* (Charles Wood)
  • Communio: Visionem quam vidistis, nemini dixeritis, donec a mortuis resurgat Filius hominis. Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine; Oculi nostri ad Dominum Deum Our eyes are on the Lord our God (Taizé)
  • Organ Prelude: Prayer in ‘Ab” – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude – Charles Chauvet (1837-1871)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio (Orchestral Suite in ‘D’) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Hail, gladdening light, of his pure glory poured,
who is the immortal Father, heavenly, blest,
holiest of holies, Jesu Christ, our Lord.

Now we are come to the sun’s hour of rest,
the lights of evening round us shine,
we hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine.

Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung
with undefiled tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life alone;
therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.

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Sunday 18 February 10am – CHOIR

1st Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark

Gen 9:8-15; 1 Pet 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 He was in the wilderness for forty days 

  • Dore temptation of jesus by the devilMass setting: Mass for 4 voices (W. Byrd)
  • Motet: Call to Remembrance* (Farrant)
  • Communio: Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi, et sub pennis eius sperabis: scuto circumdabit te veritas eius. He will overshadow you with His pinions, and under His wings you shall trust: His truth shall surround you with a shield.
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine; TIS 741 O Lord, hear my prayer (Taizé)
  • Organ Prelude: Chorale Prelude ‘O Lord, hear my supplication – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Offertorium: Trio in ‘F’ – Buxheimer Orgelbuch (c. 1470)
  • Organ Voluntary: Siciliane (from Flute Sonata) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercy :
and thy loving-kindness, which hath been ever of old.
O remember not the sins and offences of my youth :
but according to thy mercy think thou on me, O Lord, for thy goodness.

(Psalm 24:6-7)

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Sunday 11 February 10am – CANTOR

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Deut 18.15-29, 1 Cor 7.32-35, Mk 1.21-28

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  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Motet: Turn Thee to Me and have Mercy Upon Me (A. Dvorak)
  • Communio: (Ps 77.29-30)  Manducaverunt et saturati sunt nimis, et desiderium eorum attulit eis Dominus: non sunt fraudati a desiderio suo. They ate and were fully satisfied; the Lord gave them all that they desired; they were not deprived of their wants
  • Hymns: TIS 598 Dear father, Lord of humankind REPTON;TIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘G’ – A. Eaglefield Hull (1876-1928)
  • Organ Offertorium: When I survey the wondrous cross – Craig S. Lang (1891-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fuga – Jean Dandrieu (1681/2-1738)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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Sunday 4 February 10am – CHOIR

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Year of Mark

Job 7.1-4, 6-7 Cor 9.16-19, 22-23; Mk 1.29-39 JesusHealsSimonsMotherInLaw

  • Introit: Venite, adoremus Deum…/ Come, let us worship God and bow down before the Lord; let us shed tears before the Lord who made us, for he is the Lord our God.
  • Mass setting: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: O Lord in thy wrath (Orlando Gibbons). O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not:
    neither chasten me in thy displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak:
    O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed. My soul is also sore troubled: but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me? O save me, for thy mercy’s sake.
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Multitudo languentium, et qui vexabantur a spiritibus immundis, veniebant ad eum: quia virtus de illo exibat, et sanabat omnes. A multitude with diseases, and those who were troubled by unclean spirits came unto him, because a power emanated from him which healed them all
  • Hymns: TIS 447 Lord, your almighty word MOSCOW; TIS 598 Dear father, Lord of humankind REPTON
  • Organ Prelude: ‘Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ’ BWV 722 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: ‘Jesus Christ, our Saviour’ – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude: Introduction & Menuet (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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January 2018 – CHOIR in Recess

Puppy sleepingAfter Christmas and throughout January the choir will be in recess, to return on Sunday 4 February 2018.

For 10am Sunday Mass throughout January, liturgical music will be supported by cantors.

In the meantime St Francis Choir would like to wish all our friends a happy and safe Christmas season.

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Monday 25 December 10am – CHOIR

Solemn Mass of Christmas Day (with Orchestra)

Is 52.7-10; Heb 1.1-6; Jn 1.1-18 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory Christmas Nativity 6

  • Introit: (Gregorian) Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, cujus imperium super humerum ejus et vocabitur nomen ejus, magni consilii Angelus. A child is born to us, and a son is given to us: whose government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, the angel of great counsel. 
  • Mass setting: Missa Brevis in F “Jugendmesse” (Haydn)
  • Motet: En natus est Emmanuel* (M. Praetorius)
  • Communio: Viderunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri. All the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
  • Hymns: Hark the herald-angels sing; Away in a manger; O Come all ye faithful
  • Organ Prelude: Nocturn: ‘There were shepherds abiding…’ – Arthur Milner (1894-1972)
  • Organ Offertorium: Noël – Charles Chauvet (1837-1871)
  • Organ Voluntary: In Dulci Jubilo BWV 729 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*En natus est Emanuel, Dominus,
quem praedixit Gabriel, Domi­nus,
Dominus Salvator noster est.

Hic jacet in praesepio, Dominus,
puer admirabilis, Dominus.
Dominus Salvator noster est.

Haec lux est orta hodie, Dominus,
Ex Maria Virgine, Dominus.
Dominus Salvator noster est.

See, Emmanuel is born, the Lord,
Who was fortold by Gabriel,
The Lord, our Saviour.

Here he lies in a manger, the Lord,
The child of wonder,
The Lord, our Saviour.

This light is born today, the Lord,
Of Mary the Virgin,
The Lord, our Saviour.

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Monday 25 December Midnight – CHOIR

Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Is 62.1-5, Titus 2.11-14, Lk 2.1-4 To you is born this day… a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord 

Carols before the mass (starting 11.30 pm) Nativity Christmas 1

  • Introit: (Gregorian) Dominus dixit ad me, Filius meus es tu, ego hodie genui te The lord said to me, You are my Son, this day I have begotten you
  • Mass setting: Messe de Minuit (Charpentier)
  • Motet: Salve Puerule* (Charpentier)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 109) In splendoribus sanctorum, ex utero ante luciferum genui te Amidst the splendours of the heaveanly sanctuary, from the womb, before the moring star, I have begotten you
  • Hymns: Hark the Herald Angels Sing; Silent Night; O come all ye Faithful.
  • Organ Offertorium: All my heart this night rejoices – Johann Walther (1684-1748)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cantique de Noël (‘O Holy Night’) – Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Salve puerule, salve tenellule,
O nate parvule quam bonus es.
Tu coelum deseris, tu mundo nasceris,
Nobis te’ut miseris assimiles.

O summa bonitas! Excelsa deitas
Vilis humanitas fit hodie.
Aeternus nascitur, immensus capitur
Et rei tegitur sub specie.

Virgo puerpera, beata viscera
Dei cum opera dent filium.
Gaude, flos virginum, gaude, spes hominum,
Fons lavans criminum proluvium.

Hail, little child, hail, tender babe,
O tiny child, how good you are.
You leave heaven and are born in the world for us,
Making yourself like us poor wretches.

O highest goodness, lofty godhead
That today becomes poor humanity.
The eternal is born, the boundless circumscribed
And hidden in worldly garb.

Virgin mother,
Your blessed womb, through God gives birth to a Son.
Rejoice flower of virgins, rejoice hope of mankind,
Font that washes away the stain of sin.

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