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. BTW, this setting has now been incorporated into my "Psalm 151" project as the Communion for Sunday IV (A) and All Saints.
responsory with antiphon and Gelineau-like Psalm tone
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