All the propers – Score HERE
For those not proficient with Gregorian chant, just have a look at the Introit and the Communion chants.
Ordinary – Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannes De Deo ‘Little Organ Mass’
NB – we are singing the longer Gloria (with prolongation by Michael Haydn) P.5 in Oxford edition, NOT the original sing every line at the same time version. WE ARE NOT SINGING the Haydn CREDO.
There are lots of practice files for individual parts on You Tube
Navigate from this clip to find more.
(and if you are a liturgical-muso aficionado and want to know why we are singing this particular ordinary on this particular feast day it’s because we don’t have many polyphonic Masses in the music cupboard or in our repertoire at the moment. Thanks to St Barts who have kindly loaned us a set of music for the evening. )
Offertory Hymn – Magdalae Sidus Score HERE
This is the Vespers hymn in the Ordinary form office. (We will be singing this again on Sunday for another installment in celebrating our feast day.)
Communion Hymn – Votiva Cunctis Orbita Score HERE
This is the Lauds Hymn.
Score – HERE . Tom Windsor has set it to a tune which is rarely used.
Translation found on Google –
2. LURID treader of the Blessed
age to the engine ruentis
the ardor of the Holy Spirit
slippery subdued the fires.
3. These sacred tears of Jesus
Watered plants inmost,
Clean hair kissing,
Cleansing the darkness of the mind.
4. Thee we beseech Thee, very acceptable
I request pardon us,
Heavenly Court Ringing
Which may enjoy organs.
5. Hail, blessed Trinity,
while remaining perennial joy,
Service, creative, world
which reign for ever. update – Tom and Stan have both done their own translations for this hymn (show-offs!) SEE COMMENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS
Extra info for Office hymn junkies:-
Image of early manuscript – HERE
Another source from way back in the Chant Database uses the tune of the Epiphany office hymn Hostis Herodis Impie which we sang in January (twice!). There are quite a few other references in Dutch, but the Analecta finds it in a Stuttgart Breviary 11th century, and in other Germanic Breviaries from the 15th century.
Recessional – O quam gloriosum – Victoria – SCORE HERE
or P.355 in ‘European Sacred Music.’
(See picture at the top)
Thanks to Tom who has been frantically setting these office hymns for us all week. He hopes to have a sequence for us next year.