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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

The Music Group is leading the music at this weekend's Vigil Mass.  For the first time we will be singing the through-setting of the Camino Gloria (up to now we have been singing a responsorial verison). 


ENTRANCE:       At the name of Jesus
KYRIE:                Camino Mass
GLORIA:             Camino Mass
PSALM:               from "Sing the Psalms Simply
GOSPEL ACC:    6
OFFERTORY:      Let all mortal flesh keep silence
SANCTUS:          Camino Mass
AGNUS DEI:       Camino Mass
COMMUNION:   All that is hidden
RECESSIONAL:  Will you come and follow me if I but call your name.

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year B

As we approach the end of the summer break the music group will be resuming its ministry at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 1st September, and we will be introducing the Sanctus and Agnus Dei of the new Camino Mass setting.

ENTRANCE:       Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
KYRIE:                Camino Mass
GLORIA:             Camino Mass
PSALM:               CJM
OFFERTORY:     Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee
SANCTUS:          Camino Mass
AGNUS DEI:       Camino Mass
COMMUNION:   The Lord hears the cry of the poor
RECESSIONAL:  You are salt of the earth, O people

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year B

Next Saturday is the last time that the Music Group will be leading the music at Mass - the Vigil of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B - before the summer break.
ENTRANCE - Here in this place/Gather us in. KYRIE - Camino Mass GLORIA - Camino Mass GOSPEL ACCLAMATION - 1 PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS - Now in this banquet, Christ is our bread. SANCTUS - High Peak Mass. AGNUS DEI - High Peak Mass. COMMUNION PROCESSIONAL - Dona nobis pacem. RECESSIONAL - O praise our great and gracious Lord.
The Communion Processional is a canon in three parts, which we have not used before. It's a little reminiscent of some TaizĂ© chants and is ideal as a Processional in that it is short and simple to learn yet, given its repetitive form, is meditative in a mantra-like style.  The three parts makes it quite a lovely piece.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

The Vigil Music Group is leading the music at tomorrow's Mass, the Vigil of the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.

ENTRANCE - Be thou my vision.
KYRIE - Camino Mass
GLORIA - Camino Mass
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION - 6
PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS - Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.
SANCTUS - Mass of St Philip Howard.
AGNUS DEI - Mass of St Philip Howard.
COMMUNION PROCESSIONAL - All that is hidden.
RECESSIONAL - You are salt for the earth, O people/Bring forth the Kingdom of God.

Our version of "Be thou my vision" is greatly influenced by CJM - the same melody but different guitar chords which very much suits our sort of setup.

The Nativity of John the Baptist - Year B

The Music Group is leading the music later today, the Vigil Mass of the Nativity of John the Baptist, Year B.
ENTRANCE:- Oh the word of my Lord, deep within my being. KYRIE:- Camino Mass. GLORIA:- Camino Mass. RESPONSORIAL PSALM: from "Sing the Psalms Simply" by John Ainslie GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:- No 9 PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS:- You are near. SANCTUS:- High Peak Mass. AGNUS DEI:- High Peak Mass. COMMUNION:- Processional Chant (from "English Proper Chants" by John Ainslie) RECESSIONAL:- Blest be the Lord.

The hymn that we will be singing during the Presentation of the Gifts was formerly known as "Yahweh, I know you are near".  However, we are under instruction to no longer use "Yahweh" and to replace it with "The Lord" or "Lord".  This applies to readings from Scripture as well as hymns.

For those not aware of the origin of Yahweh, it comes from when Moses was confronted by God in the burning bush.  God instructed Moses to go …

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

The Music Group is leading the music this Saturday, the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.

ENTRANCE:- Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
KYRIE:- Camino Mass
GLORIA:- Camino Mass
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: CJM
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:- No 1
PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS:- One bread, one body
SANCTUS:- Mass of St Philip Howard
AGNUS DEI:- Mass of St Philip Howard
COMMUNION:- Lead me Lord
RECESSIONAL:- He who would valiant be 'gainst all disaster.


We often use this CJM setting of the Psalm as a Communion Processional, so it's nice to use it as was originally intended.  We do, however, use an adapted version of what was composed.  The original has alternate verse lines sung and spoken; but I adapted this so that it is all sung by two voices taking alternate lines.

You can hear the original version here - the harmonisation in the response is beautiful.

The Most Holy Trinity - Year B

The Vigil Music Group will be leading the music next Saturday - the Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity.  It is the first time that our group has played at this Mass - we usually play the Mass of Pentecost on the preceding weekend.  So we will be able to make use of some music that we are rarely in a position to do so.

But, we can't be too adventurous as we are also introducing the Kyrie and Gloria to a new Mass setting.

ENTRANCE:- Father, Lord of all creation.
KYRIE:-  The Camino Mass. GLORIA:-  The Camino Mass. PSALM:-  "Sing the Psalms Simply" (J. Ainslie) GOSPEL ACCLAMTION:-  6 PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS:-  Abba, Abba Father. SANCTUS:-  Mass of St Philip Howard. AGNUS DEI:-  Mass of St Philip Howard. COMMUNION:-  Jesus, lead us to the Father. RECESSIONAL:-  I bind unto myself today.