Next Saturday at 11am we have a Missa Solemnis in the Extraordinary Form for :-
SS JOHN FISHER B & THOMAS MORE MM
I Cl R
Gl Cr Common Pr
Festal Office At Prime Ps 53 Deus, in nomine tuo instead of Ps 117
At Vespers Commem of following
It will be the a first Mass of Fr Frederic Kernbach who was ordained last week for the diocese of Paderborn in Germany. He will give his first blessings after the Mass.
Schola Scholastica (my female voice Schola) will be singing at the Mass
Resources for singers are as follows:
Thanks to Tom Windsor, who has pointed us in the direction of the correct propers (we were nearly going to celebrate the First Mass of Several Martyrs.) In 1937 after the Canonisation of Thomas More, a new Mass was added to for this feast day. It is found right at the back of the English 1961 Liber Usualis. It can also be found in the 1937 Graduale on the Musica Sacra site.
UPDATE Tom has just produced a PDF of propers SSFisherMorePropers
SECOND UPDATE – He has now made up Mass Sheets with all the proper prayers on HERE
FINAL UPDATE – ALL PROPERS, MUSIC SHEETS etc HERE
Mass Sheets from Birmingham Oratory HERE
Introit – Multae tribulationes
H/T Vox Feminae
Gradual Accedite ad eum (Not found in Chants Abreges)
Alleluia Haec est vita – Tom writes that it is unusual that the regular Alleluia is the same as the Paschaltide first Alleluia. Lazy composers…
Offertory Mirabilis Deus
Communion Oves meae v (verses not listed in Psalmorum)
Office hymn Aeterna Christi Mundi
Music Te Deum (Tonus Simplex)
The Ordinary will be Mass VIII with Credo III
Motet after the consecration will be Panis Angelicus by Giuseppe Baini – SCORE HERE for SSA
This is a tricky Mass. The texts are not found anywhere else in the Missal, new music was composed for some of the propers or old tunes were taken and adapted and the Introit and Offertory were nicked from other Masses. For the sub-deacon, he is confronted with a long epistle. This reading only appears somewhere in Matins, nowhere in the Missal. No one has had a chance to set it to one of the Epistle tones.
I have suddenly realised how much we rely on the brilliant resources on the internet which pretty much mainly come from America. Suddenly we have a Mass which only appears in English Missals and it is tough. The resources just aren’t there in the internet. How did they cope before the internet? They passed it down from generation to generation… but the generation before me gave up or had to give up the Latin Mass and so we must start again from scratch.. A massive thanks to Tom at St Bede’s who has really helped us out for this Saturday.