The Chant Cafe were asking choirs to add their music lists for the First Sunday in Advent onto the site, so here is ours. Everything from the 6/7th century through to the 21st century. Everything was sung unaccompanied with the exception of the final hymn.
Before Mass: Rorate Caeli (Plainsong)
Introit: Ad te Levavi (Graduale Romanum)
Mass XVII (Plainsong)
Gradual: All who wait for you (Graduale Parvum)
Alleluia: (Graduale Parvum)
Offertory proper : Unto you, O lord, have l lifted up my soul (Simple English Propers)
Offertory motet : Palestrina, Alma Redemptoris Mater
Communion Proper : The Lord will shower his gift (Richard Rice, Choral Gradual)
Communion Motet: Anima Christi by Jeremy De Satge
Communion Hymn: Creator of the stars of the nights
Recessional hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending.
This is the first time we have tried the Gradual and the Alleluia from the Graduale Parvum. I thought the congregation sang them very well.
Happy new year everyone!