Music 2020 updated

Music for 2020, Lectionary cycle A (Matthew)

As the pandemic COVID-19 spread to Australia, public Mass was initially suspended at St Francis, Paddington and the St Francis Choir entered a period of recess. As the local situation came under control and local restrictions were eased, Mass resumed, streamed live via the parish Facebook account and music was provided when possible by an organist and cantor, or small physically-distanced group.

Below is a record of music from this year to date.

Sunday, 5 January 2020, 10AM The Epiphany of the Lord CANTOR
Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3,5-6; Mt 2:1-12

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian Mt 2.2) Vidimus stellam eius in Oriente, et venimus cum muneribus adorare Dominum We have seen his star in the East and we have come with our gifts, to worship the Lord
  • Hymns: TIS 314 As with gladness men of old DIX; Three Kings from Persian Lands afar (Cornelieus); TIS 316 O little town of Bethlehem FOREST GREEN
  • Organ Prelude: Carol – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • Organ Offertorium: Epiphanie – Paul Maleingreau (1887-1956)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantasia for Christmas – Norman Gilbert (1912-1975)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 10AM The Baptism of the Lord CANTOR
Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mt 3:13-17

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communion (Gregorian Mt 2.2): Omnes qui in Christo baptizati estis, Christum induistis, alleluia As many of youwho have been baptized in Christ have put on Christ
  • Hymns: When Jesus came to be baptised WINCHESTER NEW, TIS 290 Of the Father’s love begotten CORDE NATUS, TIS 194 O Love how deep, how broad, how high PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
  • Organ Prelude: Saluto Angelico – Sigrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • Organ Offertorium: How brightly shines the morning star – J.C. Bach (1642-1703)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allegro arr. George Thalben-Ball – John Stanley (1713-1786)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Noel Debien

Sunday, 19 January 2020 10AM 2nd Sun in Ord. time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR

Is 49:3, 5-6; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • 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: O breathe on me, Breath of God ST COLUMBA; TIS 584 Just as I am SAFFRON WALDEN; TIS 512 Bread of the world RENDEZ A DIEU
  • Organ Prelude: Noël – Pierre Dandrieu (1664-1733)
  • Organ Offertorium: Verse in First Mode – Samuel Gregory Ould (1864-1939)
  • Organ Voluntary: Preludio Festivo – Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 26 January 2020 10AM 3rd Sun in Ord. time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR

Is 8:23—9:3; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mt 4:12-23

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Venite post me: faciem vos piscatores hominum: at illi, relictus retibus et navi, secuti sunt Dominum “Follow me; I will make you fishers of men.” Whereupon they, leaving their nets and their boat, followed the Lord.
  • Hymns: TIS 275 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed CRÜGER; TIS 61 Sing All creation ISTE CONFESSOR; TIS 437 Blessed Jesus, at your word LIEBSTER JESU
  • Organ Prelude: Extemporisation 3 – Alfred E. Floyd (1877-1974)
  • Organ Offertorium: Andante serioso – Alfred E. Floyd (1877-1974)
  • Organ Voluntary: Processional – Alan Tregaskis (1918-1993)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Brendan McMullan

Sunday, 2 February 2020 10AM The Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) CHOIR
Malachi 3:1-4; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 My eyes have seen your saving power

  • Mass setting: Missa aeterna Christi munera (Palestrina)
  • Motet: We wait for thy loving kindness, O God (McKie)
  • Communio: Responsum accepit Simeon a Spiritu Sancto non visurum se mortem nisi videret Christum Domini. It was revealed to Simeon by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he first saw Christ the Lord.
  • Hymns: In his temple now behold him PRAISE MY SOUL; TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh be silent PICARDY
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude – Kyrie (Orbis Factor) – Feliks Nowowiekski (1877-1946)
  • Organ Offertorium: Air – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Organ Voluntary: Trio in ‘a’ – Johann L. Krebs (1713-1780)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 9 February 2020 10AM 5th Sun in Ord. time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Is 58:7-10; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetifcat juventum meam. I will go in to the altar of God, to the God who gives joy to my youth.
  • Motet: Father of Heaven (from Judas Maccabeus, G.F. Handel)
  • Hymns: TIS 437 Blessed Jesus, at your word LIEBSTER JESU; TIS 582 Lead, kindly light SANDON
  • Organ Prelude: Andante – Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
  • Organ Offertorium: Fughetta – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
  • Organ Voluntary: Final (from 4 Pieces) – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 16 February 2020 10AM 6th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Sir 15:15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37

  • Mass setting: Mass in A (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: Os justi  (Bruckner)  
  • Communio: (Gregorian, ps 77) 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 102 Praise to the living God LEONI; TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI 
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘d’ BWV 539 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘D’ – Philip Moore (b. 1943)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘d’ BWV 539 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 23 February 2020 10AM 7th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Lev 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48

  • Mass setting: Missa Orbis Factor (Victoria)
  • Motet: Beati Quorum Via (StanfordBeati quorum via integra est, qui ambulant in lege Domini. Blessed are the undefiled in the way,who walk in the law of the Lord
  • Communio: Narrabo omnia mirabilia tua: laetabor, et exsulatabo in te: psallam nomini tuo, Altissime. I will relate all your wondrous deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing to the honour of your name, 0 Most High.
  • Hymns: TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN; TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 7PM ASH WEDNESDAY (Lent begins) CHOIR
Joel 2:12-18; 2Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motets: Emendemus in medius (Byrd); Call to remembrance (Farrant)
  • Communio: Qui meditabitur in lege Domini die ac nocte, dabit fructum suum in tempore suo. The one who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord, shall bear fruit in due season.
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine, et miserere Hear us O lord, and have mercy; TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
Sunday, 1 March 2020 10AM 1st Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Gen 2:7-9, 3.1-7; Rom 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Communio:  Scapulis suis obumbrabit tibi: The Lord will overshadow you with His shoulders, and under His wings you shall trust: His truth shall surround you with a shield.
  • Motet: Remember not Lord our offences (Purcell)
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine; TIS 463 May this Lenten discipline LINDFIELD

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 8 March 2020 10AM 2nd Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Gen 12:1-4; 2 Tim 1:8-10; Mt 17:1-9

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • 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.
  • Offertory Motet: Clouds and darkness are round about Him (Dvorak)
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine; TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 15 March 2020 10AM 3rd Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew CHOIR
Ex 17:3-7; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42

  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian mass XVIII)
  • Motet: If ye love me (Tallis)
  • Communio: Qui biberit aquam, quam ego do, dicit Dominus Samiratanae, fiet in eo fons aquae salientis in vitam aeternam “Whosoever drinks the water that I shall offer”, said the Lord to the Samaritan woman, “shall have within them a spring of water welling up unto eternal life.”
  • Hymns: Lent prose Attende DomineTIS 585 I heard the voice of Jesus say KINGSFOLD

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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