Weekly Music List: Second Sunday of Lent

2ndSunday of Lent

Lectionary Cycle C – 105

March 16, 17, 2019

Entrance Hymn:                   I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say 572                                                           Kingsfold

Kyrie:                                  Mass for four voices – William Byrd                                                         (10am)

Missa Jubilate Deo

Offertory Hymn:                  Lord Jesus, As We Turn From Sin


Sanctus:                               Missa Jubilate Deo

Agnus Dei:                           Missa Jubilate Deo

Communion Antiphon:           Matthew 17: 9

Music for Communion:          Quicumque Christum quaeritis (10am)

Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


Communion Hymn:                Godhead Here in Hiding 541

Adoro Te Devote

Marian Antiphon:                 Ave Regina Caelorum 443

Recessional Hymn:               The Glory of These Forty Days 781

Erhalt Uns Herr

Notes on the Liturgy and Music

Quicumque Christum quaeritis


Ave Regina Caelorum

Ave Regina caelorum. Ave Domina Angelorum: Salve radix, salve porta, Ex qua mundo lux est orta:  Gaude Virgo gloriosa, Super omnes speciosa, Vale, o valde decora, Et pro nobis Chirstum exora.

Hail, O Queen of the heavens.  Hail, O Lady of the angels.  Hail, the root of Jesse, and the portal from which the world’s true Light is risen.  Rejoice, O glorious Virgin, O fairest of all creatures.  Farewell, O most lovely one; pray for us to Christ, our Savior.

Communion Antiphon

The communion antiphon, also known as communio in Latin, is one of several Propertexts of the Liturgy.  The proper texts, such as the Introit, Gradual, and Communio, are those texts that change with each liturgy.  This is in contrast to the Ordinaryof the Mass, which contains those texts that do not change.  These include the Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. At the Basilica of St. Mary, we sing the communion antiphon at the beginning of communion, where it was traditionally always sung, at every Mass.

Marian Antiphon

The Marian Antiphon comes from the last of the sung hours of the Diving Office know as Compline.  Traditionally, one of the four Marian Antiphons, Alma Redemptoris Mater (Advent),Ave Regina Caelorum (Lent),Regina Caeli (Easter), or Salve Regina (Ordinary Time) was sung at the end of this hour.  In the reformed office of Paul VI, known as the Liturgy of the Hours, this final office is known as Night Prayer.

The Lectionary Cycle

The Ordinary Form of the Mass, promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969, uses a three- year cycle of readings.  Cycle C begins with the first Sunday of Advent on December 2, 2018

Vatican Chant Catalogue

The Vatican puts together all of the Gregorian Chant settings of the Ordinary of the Mass (or the parts of the Mass which do not change from week to week) in a collection called the Kyriale.  The Missa de Angelisis the 8thsetting in this catalogue.  As with the other chant settings in the Kyriale, different parts of the Missa de Angeliswere written in different centuries.

The complete collection of chants used for the Mass is called the Graduale Romanum.

Major Church Documents on Sacred Music

Sacrosanctum Concilium

  • Chapter VI concerns sacred music


 Musicam Sacram


 General Instruction of the Roman Missal

  • Chapter II, paragraph 39, concerns sacred music.


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