Sunday 27 October 10am – CHOIR

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) Year of Luke

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-19; 2 Tim 4:4-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 The tax collector returned to his home justified, the pharisee did not


  • Mass setting: Missa in Fa Maggiore di Fascile (Marcel Tyberg*)
  • Motet: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring** (J.S. Bach)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 19) Laetabimur in salutari tuo: et in nomini Domini Dei nostri magnificabimur We shall rejoice in your salvation; and in the name of the lord our God we shall place our pride
  • Hymns: All people that on earth do dwell OLD 100THTIS 560(i) All my hope in God is founded MICHAEL
  • Organ Prelude: Improvisation 1 in ‘g’ minor – Charles-Agustin Collin (1865-1938)
  • Organ Offertorium: In nomine – Arthur Milner (1894-1972)
  • Organ Voluntary: Adagio BWV 564(ii) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Marcel Tyberg was an Austrian composer arrested by the Gestapo at his Italian home in 1944 on account of Jewish heritage. Tyberg died in Auschwitz but entrusted his music to a close friend, Dr Milan Mihich, due to whose efforts this music survived. St Francis choir will sing Tyberg’s Missa in Fa Maggiore di Fascile at 10am Mass as the Australian premiere of this music. We thank Mr Zachary Redler, who allowed us to rehearse with the performing edition used by the South Dakota Chorale in their recording, nominated for a Grammy award for “best choral performance” in 2018.

**Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.

Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.