ANNOUNCEMENTS!

(VII-27-15)
Hymns and Miscellaneous Responsories - 21 of them, revamped!
Next up: The New Complete Proper of the Mass!
Peace,
BMP

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NCPM: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

All Canticles, Alleluia, Litany of Saints, Vidi Aquam, Offertory, and Communion
The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

COMPLETE SET (Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NCPM: Passiontide

Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, Communion
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (includes chants for the Procession of the Palms)
Chrism Mass (Mass of the Holy Oils)
Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper
- (includes chants for the Washing of Feet and the Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist)
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (includes chants for the Veneration of the Cross)

COMPLETE SET (Includes all feasts under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NCPM: Ash Wednesday and Solemnities in Lent

Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Communion
Ash Wednesday (includes chants for the Distribution of Ashes)
St. Joseph, Husband of Mary (March 19)
Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, when in Lent)

COMPLETE SET (Includes all feasts under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NCPM: Sundays of Lent

Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Communion
Sundays of Lent 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

COMPLETE SET (Includes all Sundays under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

NCPM: Other Solemnities in the Christmas Season

Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion
Holy Family | Mary, Mother of God | Epiphany | Baptism of the Lord

COMPLETE SET (Includes all Sundays and feasts under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Monday, August 03, 2015

NCPM: December 25 - Nativity of the Lord

Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion:
Christmas - The Nativity of the Lord

COMPLETE SET (Includes all four Christmas Masses under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Friday, July 31, 2015

NCPM: Season of Advent

Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion
Sundays of Advent 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Immaculate Conception

COMPLETE SET (Includes all Sundays and feasts under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEWLY REVAMPED: Hymns and Miscellaneous Responsories

HYMNS AND MISCELLANEOUS REPONSORIES (Link is to the alpha index!)

Re-worked for better margins, fonts, etc.  Also, accent marks on any lyric in Latin (also done in Psalm 151 and in Alleluias and Gospel Acclamations).

Some of these also match with certain propers within certain Masses.  The liturgical calendar links on the sidebar will help find if there are any matches.

Some tunes are completely original, while some are based on chant themes (namely those chant melodies given to the propers in the Graduale Romanum).

Enjoy!
BMP

VERBUM SUPERNUM PRODIENS

One of the things I always liked about St. Thomas Aquinas is his uncanny ability to make two hymns out of one.  For example, the last two verses of Sacris Solemniis is Panis Angelicus; the last two verses of Pange Lingua is Tantum Ergo.  In the hymn we're featuring today, set to an original tune based in part on the Gregorian In Splendoribus Sanctorum, the last two verses of the Verbum Supernum Prodiens is the O Salutaris Hostia.

PDF: Verbum Supernum Prodiens - SATB hymn

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TO US A CHILD OF HOPE IS BORN

Based on the Christmas Introit Puer Natus Est Nobis in both text and tune.  The 18th century hymn text is by John Morrison.  The tune is original, based on the Introit melody from the Liber Usualis (or Graduale Romanum, or Gregorian Missal, for that matter).  Incidentally, originally, I wrote the tune in a major key, realized later that this would look and sound a lot better in the mixolydian mode.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

THE LORD ALMIGHTY REIGNS

The text, based on Psalm 93, comes from The Psalter of 1912.  The tune, original, based on the Gregorian Dominus Regnavit, the Alleluia for the Mass at Christmas Dawn.  Short and sweet (four short meter verses).  Also makes for a great hymn of praise to Christ the King.

PDF - The Lord Almighty Reigns - SATB hymn

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

REMEMBER, LORD, THY SERVANTS

This piece of music is an attempt to eliminate two "ditties" from your typical run-of-the-mill parish repertoire. Here are two hints to see if you can guess what those ditties are.  The first hint is the antiphon, "Remember, Lord, thy servants, when thou dost take thy throne."  Got it?  Good.  Here is the second hint: the verses are based on the Beatitudes.  I think those who are also in favor of trying to eliminate the two "ditties" with this one piece know of which "ditties" I speak. ;)

The tune and the paraphrases are completely original.

responsory with SATB antiphon with descant

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REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS

The Introit for III Advent, coupled with Psalm 85 (84) (translation in part from the Douay-Rheims Bible).  Written in 2005 while at Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton, RI, a big hit with the choir I directed when I was there (One of the choir members asked for this at his own wedding)!  Can be used for SATB choir and chanter(s), but you can also use it with the congregation (if they don't mind a couple of E's toward the end of the refrain - it's written to excite)!  It's in 6/4 time, but definitely pull the mixtures out for this one!

PDF: Rejoice in the Lord always

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PUER NATUS IN BETHLEHEM

One of my favorite Christmas tunes, in the mysterious Mode I chant.  Like How Joyful My Expressing, this piece comes in two versions: a hymn and an anthem.  The hymn is just the basic Mode I melody with my own simple accompaniment.  The anthem is for SATB, with a verse for men's voices, a verse for women's/boys' voices, an SATB verse to be sung a capella, and finally the full-blown final verse which ends in fortissitissimo (triple forte).

PDF's


Puer Natus in Bethlehem - SATB anthem, accompanied

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OUT OF SION HIS BEAUTY SHINES

An English responsory based on the Gradual for II Advent.  Text paraphrased from selected verses of Psalm 50, set to an original tune based on the chant in the Liber Usualis.

Unison responsory (with optional descant ending note)

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