Music 2020

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 during Lent. 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. Any future entries are suggested music; the schedule will be altered during the year as necessary.

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

Sunday, 22 March 2020 10AM 4th Sunday of Lent (LAETARE) CANTOR
1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 29 March 2020 10AM 5th Sunday of Lent (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Ezek 37:12-14; Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 I am the resurrection and the life

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 5 April 2020 10AM Palm Sunday CHOIR
At the blessing of Palms: Mt 21.1-11,
At the mass of the day: Is 50.4-7; Phil 2.6-11; Mt 26.14-27.66

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 7PM Tenebrae and Reconciliation CHOIR
  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Thursday, 9 April 2020 7PM Maundy Thursday  CHOIR
Ex.12.1-8, 11-14; 1Cor. 11.23-26; Jn 13.1-15

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Friday, 10 April 2020 3PM Good Friday  CHOIR
Is 52.13-53.12; Heb 4.14-16,5.7-9; Jn 18.1-19 -19.42

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Saturday, 11 April 2020 7PM Solemn Easter Vigil CHOIR
Gen 1; psalm 103; Ex 14 with ex 15; Isaiah 55 with Is 12; Rom 6.3-11 with psalm 117; Lk 24: 1-12

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 12 April 2020 10AM Mass of Easter Day CHOIR
Acts 10.34,37-43; Col 3.1-4; Jn 20.1-9

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 19 April 2020 10am 2nd Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo) CANTOR
Acts 2:42-47; 1Pt 1:3-9; Jn 20.19-31

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 26 April 2020 10am 3rd Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 2.14, 22-23, 1Pt 1.17-21; Lk 24.13-35

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 3 May 2020 10am 4th Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 2.14, 36-41; 1Pt 1.20-25; Jn 10.1-10

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 10 May 2020 10am 5th Sunday of Easter CANTOR
Acts 6.1-7; 1Pt 2.4-9; Jn 14.1-12

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 17 May 2020 10am 6th Sunday of Easter CHOIR
Acts 8.5-8; 1 Pet 3.15-18; Jn 14.15-21 If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 24 May 2020 10am Ascension (transferred) CHOIR
Acts 1.1-11; Eph 1.17-23; Lk 24.46-53

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday 31 May 2020 10AM Pentecost  CANTOR
Acts 2.1-11; 1 Cor 12.3-7; 12-13 ; Jn 20.19-23

  • Choir hiatus due to the pandemic
Sunday, 7 June 2020 10am Trinity Sunday Small group
Ex 34.4-6, 8-9; 2Cor 13.11-13; Jn 3.16-18

(Services from this point are once again accompanied by liturgical music, with a small group of singers, physically distanced from each other and the congregation)

  • Introit: Benedicta sit sancta Trinitas, atque indivisa Unitas: confitebimur ei, quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam. Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided Unity: we will give Him glory, because He has shown His mercy to us. O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth!
  • Mass setting: Missa brevis (Palestrina)
  • Motet: O beata et benedicta et gloriosa Trinitas (Palestrina)
  • Communio: Benedicimus Deum caeli, et coram omnibus viventibus confitebimur ei: quia fecit nobiscum misericordiam suam. Let us bless the God of heaven and utter his praises before all who live; for he has dealt with us accordinto to his mercy.
  • Hymns: TIS 127 Holy God, we praise your name GROSSER GOTT

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 14 June 2020 10am Corpus Christi Small group
Deut 8.2-3, 14-16; 1Cor 10.16-17; Jn 6.51-58

  • Introit: Cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti, alleluia: et de petra melle saturavit eos, alleluia. He fed them with finest wheat, alleluia: and satisfied them with honey from the rock, alleluia.
  • Mass setting: Missa aeterna Christi munera (Palestrina)
  • Communio: (Gregorian, John 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Motet: Panis angelicus (C. Franck)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 21 June 2020 10AM 12th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew Small group
Jer 20:10-13; Rom 5:12-15; Mt 10:26-33

  • Introit: The Lord is the strength of his people, and the guardian of salvation for his Anointed. Save your people, O Lord, and bless your inheritance; be their guide forever.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (Harold Darke)
  • Motet: Lead me, Lord (SS. Wesley)
  • Communio: Quod dico vobis in tenebris, dicite in lumine, dicit Dominus: et quod in aure auditis, praedicate super tecta. “That which I tell you in the dark, utter in the light”, says the Lord; “and that which you hear whispered into your ear, proclaim upon the housetops”.
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude – Canzon – Gioseffo Guammi (1540–1611)
  • Organ Voluntary: Grand Jeu – Pierre du Mage (1674-1751)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 28 June 2020 10AM 13th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew Small group
2Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42

  • Introit: All nations, clap your hands; shout unto God with a voice of joy.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Sumsion)
  • Motet: O Lord, increase our faith (H. Loosemore)
  • Communio: Christus resurgens ex mortuis jam non moritur, alleluia. Mors illi ultra non dominabitur, alleluia alleluia. Christ, rising from the dead, dies now no more, alleluia; death shall no longer have any dominion over him, alleluia, alleluia.
  • Organ Prelude: Kyrie della Messa degli Angeli – Girolamo Cavazzoni (c.1525–c.1577)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude in F – Władysław Żeleński (1837–1921)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 5 July 2020 10AM 14th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew Small group
Zec 9.9-10; Rom 8.9,11-13; Mt 11.25-30 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest

  • Introit: We have received your mercy, O God, in the midst of your temple; even as your name, also does your praise extend to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness
  • Mass setting: Missa Pater Noster (Palestrina)
  • Motet: Jesu dulcis memoria attr T.L. Victoria (1548–1611)
  • Communio (Gregorian):  Gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus: beatus vir, qui sperat in eo Taste and see the goodness of the Lord: Blessed is the man who hopes in the Lord
  • Organ Prelude: O Perfect LoveFlor Peeters (1903–1986)
  • Organ Voluntary: Cornet Voluntary 1 in EWilliam Walond (1725–1770)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 12 July 2020 10AM 15th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Is 55.10-11, Rom 8.18-23, Mat 13.1-23 for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit

  • Introit: When I cried out to the Lord, he heeded my call against my assailants; he who is before the beginning of the world and who endures forever has humbled them. Cast your cares upon the Lord, and he will sustain you.
  • Mass setting: Roman Missal
  • Motet: How lovely are thy dwellings (Samuel Liddle)
  • Communio (Gregorian):  Gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus: beatus vir, qui sperat in eo Taste and see the goodness of the Lord: Blessed is the man who hopes in the Lord
  • Hymns: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren), TIS 571 Forth in your name
  • Organ Prelude: Meditation – Ralph Kinder (1876-1952)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude in E flatJ.S. Bach (1685–1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 19 July 2020 10AM 16th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew Small group
Wis 12:13, 16-19; Rom 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43 Let them grow together until the harvest

  • Introit: Behold, God is my helper, and the Lord is the upholder of my soul; turn back all the evil against my enemies, destroy them in your fidelity, O Lord, the protector of my life.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Darke)
  • Motet: Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)
  • Communio (Gregorian): Acceptabis sacrificium justitiae, oblationes et holocausta, super altare tuum, Domine Then you will be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with oblations and burnt offerings over your altar O Lord.
  • Organ Prelude: Priere à Notre Dame (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897)
  • Organ Offertorium: Christ my Lord, God’s only-begotten Son – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Suite Gothique) – Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 26 July 2020 10AM 17th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew Small group
1 Kg 3:5, 7-12; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 The Kingdom of heaven

  • Introit: God is in His holy dwelling place; the God who causes us to dwell together, one at heart, in His house; He Himself will give power and strength to His people.
  • Mass setting: Mass in F (H. Sumsion)
  • Motet: Behold the tabernacle of God (Harris)
  • Communio (Gregorian): Simile est regnum caelorum homini negatiotori, quaerenti bonas margaritas: inventa una pretiosa margarita, dedit omnia sua et comparavit eam. The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking precious pearls. When he had found one pearl of great price, he sold all he had, and made it his own.
  • Organ Prelude: Dialogue sur la Voix humaine – François Couperin (1668–1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 1 (4th mvt) – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 2 August 2020 10AM 18th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Is 55:1-3; Rom 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21 They all ate and were satisfied

  • Communio:  Panem de caelo dedisti nobis, Domine, habentem omne delactamentum, et omnem saporem suavitatis You gave us bread from heaven, O lord, having in itself all that is delicious, and the sweetness of every taste
  • Organ Prelude: Prayer ‘Agnus Dei’ – Clément Loret (1833-1909)
  • Organ Offertorium: Récit de Chromhorne (Mass for the Parishes) – François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Organ Voluntary: Carillon – Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 9 August 2020 10AM 19th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
1Kgs 19.9,11-13; Rom 9.1-5; Mt 14.22-23 Command me to to come to you over the water

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: (Gregorian) Panis quem ego dedero, caro mea est pro saeculi vita The bread which I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
  • Organ Prelude: Fughetta in ‘A’ – Johann Ernst Rembt (1749-1810)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘Bb’ – Colin Mawby (1936-2019)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fuga in ‘A’ – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Noel Debien

Sunday, 16 August 2020 10AM 20th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Is 56.1,6-7; Rom 11.13-15, 29-32; Mt 15.21-28

  • Communio: Domus mea, domus orationis vocabitur, dicit Dominus: in ea omnis, qui petit, accipit: et qui quaerit, invenit, et pulsanti aperietur. My house will be called a house of prayer, says the Lord; everyone who asks here, will receive, and those who seek, will find, and to them who knock, it will be opened.
  • Organ Prelude: Ave Maris Stella – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Offertorium: Ave Maris Stella – Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata ‘Ave Maris Stella’ – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Rodney Smith

Sunday, 23 August 2020 10AM 21st Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Is 22.19-23; Rom 11.33-36; Mt 16.13-20

  • Communio: (Gregorian, John 6.57) Qui manducat carnem meam, et bibit sanguinem meum, in me manet, et ego in eo dicit Dominus Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in them says the Lord.
  • Organ Prelude: Ballade en Mode Phrygian – Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
  • Organ Offertorium: Diapason Movement in ‘e’ – William Walond (1725-1770)
  • Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in ‘e’ BWV 583 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 30 August 2020 10AM 22nd Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Jer 20.7-9; Rom 12.1-2; Mt 16.21-27 If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me

  • Mass Setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communion: (Gregorian Mt 16.24) Qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum: et tollat crucem suam, et sequatur me. If any wish to come after me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow me.
  • Organ Prelude: Élevation 1 in ‘F’ – Henri Letocart (1866-1945)
  • Organ Offertorium: Interlude – Willhelm V. Volkmar (1812-1887)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata (2003) – Brett McKern (b. 1972)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 6 September 2020 10AM 23rd Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Ez 33. 7-9; Rom 13.8-10; Mt 18.15-20

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 75) Vovete, et reddite Domino Deo vestro, omnes qui in circuiti eius affertis munera: terrabili, et ei qui aufert spiritum principum: terribili apud omnes reges terrae Make vows to the Lord your God, and accomplish them, all you who gather around Him to present offerings; to the awesome God who takes away the life of princes; he is greatly feared by all the kings of the earth.
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘Bb’ – Michael Gotthard Fischer (1773-1829)
  • Organ Voluntary: Tuba Tune – Craig Sellar Lang (1891-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 September 2020 10AM 24th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Sir 27:30—28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Tollite hostias, et introite in atria eius: adorate Dominum in aula sancta eius. Bring up your sacrifices and come into his courts; adore the Lord in his holy temple.
  • Organ Prelude: Voluntary in ‘C’ – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Organ Voluntary: Postlude in ‘d’ – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 20 September 2020 10AM 25th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Is 55-6-9. 7-9; Phil 1.20-24,27; Mt 20.1-16

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Communio: (Gregorian. Ps. 118,4-5) Tu mandasti mandata tua custodiri nimis: utinam dirigantur viae meae, ad custodiendas iustificationes tuas You have ordered your commandments be kept diligently; O, that my ways may be guided towards the keeping of your statutes.
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘a’ Opus 15 No. 9 – Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
  • Organ Voluntary: Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 675 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 September 2020 10AM 26th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
Ezek 18.25-28, Phil 2.1-11 Mt 21.28-32

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio (Gregorian, Ps 118.49-50): Memento verbi tui servo tuo, Domine in quo mihi spem dedisti: haec me consolata est in humiltate mea Be mindful of your word to your servant O Lord, in which you caused me to hope; this has been my comfort in my affliction
  • Organ Prelude: Choral – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fuga chromatique – Jean Dandrieu (1681/2-1738)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 4 October 2020 10am Patronal Festival of St Francis CANTOR
Sir 50:1, 3-4, 6-7; Gal 6:14-18, Mt 11:25-30

You have hidden these things from the clever, and have revealed them to mere children

  • Mass: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: (Romans 8.18) Non sunt condignae passiones huis temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed to us (from the Seraphic Missal)
  • Organ Prelude: Magnificat Octavi Toni – Giovanna Battista Fasolo (1598-1664)
  • Organ Offertorium: Toccata per il ‘Deo Gratias’ – Giovanna Battista Martini (1706-1784)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sortie – Louis Lefébure-Wely (1817-1869)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 11 October 2020 10AM 28th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Is 25.6-10, Phil 4.12-14, 19-20, Mt 22.1-14

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio:  Aufer a me opprobrium et contemptum, quia mandata tua exquisivi, Domine: nam et testimonia tua meditatio mea est. Remove from me all scorn and contempt, for I have kept your commandments; for your law is the object of my meditation.
  • Organ Prelude: Quotiescumque – Jean-Marie Plum (1899-1944)
  • Organ Voluntary: Sonata No.3 (1st mvt) – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 18 October 2020 10AM 29th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Is 45.1,4-6; 1Thes 1.1-5; Mt 22.15-21

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: (Gregorian, Ps 8) Domine Dominus noster, quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra O Lord our governor, how admirable is your name in all the earth
  • Organ Prelude: Sarabande (from Cello Suite in ‘D’) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fantaisie (Hommage à Frescobaldi) – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 25 October 2020 10AM 30th Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Ex 22.20-26, 1 Thess 1.5-10, Mt 22.34-40

  • Mass Setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: 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
  • Organ Prelude: Prelude on Song 46 – Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘b’ minor – Francis Jackson (b. 3 Oct 1917)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 1 November 2020 10AM Feast of All Saints CANTOR
Apoc 7:2-4, 9-14; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: Beati mundo corde
  • Organ Prelude: Verset on the Magnificat (for the Feast of All Saints) – Jules Grison (1842-1896)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata – Placare Christe Servulus – Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 8 November 2020 10AM 32nd Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Wis 6:12-16; 1 Thes 4:13-18 or 4:13-14; Mt 25:1-13

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Quinque prudentes virgines acceperunt oleum in vasis suis cum lampadibus: media autem nocte clamor factus est: ecce sponsus venit: exite obviam Christo Domino. The five wise virgins took oil in flasks with their lamps; at midnight there was a cry: “Behold, the bridegroom is here; come out to meet Christ the Lord.”
  • Organ Prelude: Elegia – Filippo Capocci (1840-1911)
  • Organ Voluntary: Nimrod (Enigma variations) – Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 15 November 2020 10AM 33rd Sunday in Ord. Time (A) Year of Matthew CANTOR
 Prv 31.10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1Thes 5.1-6; Mt 25.14-30

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: Domine, quinque talenta tradidisti mihi: ecce alia quinque superlucratus sum. Euge serve fidelis quia in pauca fuisti fidelis, supra multa te constituam, intra in gaudium Domini tui. “Lord, you delivered five talents unto me; behold, I have gained five more.” – “Well done, good and faithful servant; because you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your Lord.”
  • Organ Prelude: Dumka – Feliks Nowowiejski (1877-1946)
  • Organ Voluntary: Fanfare – Jacques Lemmens (1823-1881)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 22 November 2020 10AM Christ the King Small group
 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46

  • Introit: Dignus est Agnus, qui occisus est, accipere virtutem……The Lamb who is has been slain is worthy to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour; let glory and dominion be his forever and ever. Endow the King with your judgement O God, and the King’s son with your justice.
  • Mass setting: Missa O Quam Gloriosum (Victoria)
  • Motet: Hallelujah Chorus (G. F. Händel)
  • Communio (Gregorian, Mt.25.40,24): Amen dico vobis: quod uni ex minimis meis fecistis, mihi fecistis: venite benedicti Patris mei, possidete praeparatum vobis regnum ab initio saeculi. Amen I say to you: inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these, my brethren, you have done it to me. Come blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.
  • Hymns: TIS 224 All Hail the power of Jesus’ name MILES LANE; Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Grand Jeu – Louis Marchand (1699-1732)
  • Organ Voluntary: Nun danket all Gott – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 29 November 2020 10AM 1st Sunday of Advent (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
 Is 63:16b-17, 19b, 64:2-7; 1Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Dominus dabit benignitatem, et terra nostra dabit fructum suum. The Lord will bestow his loving kindness, and our land will yield its fruit.
  • Motet: Bereite dich, Zion (from Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach)
  • Organ Prelude: Gottes Sohn ist kommen BWV 724 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Organ Voluntary: Wachet Auf BWV 645 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 6 December 2020 10AM 2nd Sunday of Advent (B) Year of Mark Small group
 Is 10.1-5, 9-11; 2Pt 3.8-14; Mk 1.1-8 Make straight the paths of the Lord

  • Mass setting: TBA
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio (Gregorian, Bar 5.5, 4.36):  Jerusalem surge, et sta in excelso, et vide jucunditatem quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo. Arise, 0 Jerusalem, and stand on high; and behold the joy that shall come to you from your God.
  • Hymns: Advent prose (Rorate caeli); TIS 265 O come, O come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 13 December 2020 10AM 3rd Sunday of Advent (GAUDETE) CANTOR + CHOIR
 Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

  • Mass setting: Missa de Angelis
  • Communio (Gregorian, Is 35.4):  Dicite pusillanimes confortamini et nollite timere: ecce Deus noster veniet, et salvabit nos Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is our God.
  • Motet: Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Purcell)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Cantor: Nicole Smeulders

Sunday, 20 December 2020 10AM 4th Sunday of Advent (B) Year of Mark CHOIR
 2 Sam 7.1-5, 8-12, 14,16; Rom 16.25-27; Lk 1.26-38

  • Mass setting: Missa de Angelis
  • Motet: The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Basque traditional carol)
  • Communio: Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium et vocabitur nomen eius Emmanuel. Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called EmmanuelOrganist: Bransby Byrne
Friday, 25 December 2020 24:00 Midnight Mass of the Nativity Small group
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

  • 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)
  • Motets: TBA
  • 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

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Friday, 25 December 2020 10AM Solemn Mass of Christmas Day (with Orchestra) Small group
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

  • 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: Messe de Minuit (Charpentier)
  • Motet: TBA
  • Communio: Viderunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri. All the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.

Organist: Bransby Byrne

Sunday, 27 December 2020 10AM The Holy Family (B) Year of Mark CANTOR
Gen 15.1-6, 21.1-3; Heb 11.8,11-12, 17-19; Lk 2.22-35

  • Mass setting: Mass Shalom (C.D. Smith)
  • Communio: Fili, quid fecisti nobis sic? Ego et pater tuus dolentes quaerebamus te. Quid est quod me quaerebatis? Nesciebatis quia in his quae Patris mei sunt oportet me esse? My son, why have you treated us so? Your father and I have been anxiously looking for you. How is it that you were seeking me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?

Organist: Bransby Byrne

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