Music Leader Thread Part III - Song Lists, Suggestions, and Comments

Welcome to Part III of the music leaders’ thread.

Before posting, I would like to say a few things:

  1. The previous thread has been able to last for over a year. That is so because of the cooperation of the posters. Any arguments or off-topic posts puts us in the risk of getting the thread closed.

  2. EVERYBODY HAS AN OPINION! Just because you do not agree with what someone has to say, you do not have to argue it out over this thread and ruin everybody else’s time on here. IF YOU CHOOSE TO ARGUE WITH SOMEONE REGARDING ANY TOPIC AND/OR POST IN THIS THREAD, PLEASE PRIVATE MESSAGE THEM! It gets to the point of being selfish when two or more people argue about something and the thread gets closed and nobody else can post anymore.

  3. Finally and practically restating #2, please respect everyone that posts here. If you disagree with something they pick, something they suggest, something they bring up in this thread, that does not mean to argue about it 'til kingdom come. Again, senseless arguments put the thread in jeopardy. Please private message someone if you wish to argue.

Now, as you are about to post, I would like to thank all the posters that have contributed to the past thread and made it what it was. 1,003 total posts. You guys are awesome!

Although February 2, the Solemnity of the Presentation of the Lord, falls on a Wednesday this year, our parish will be having a special evening Mass followed by a small gathering.

Here is what I have suggested:

Entrance Processional: Lift Up Ye Heads, O Mighty Gates
Offertory: Viva, Viva Jesus Mi Amor or What Child Is This
Communion: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Bilingual) or Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Recessional: Lord Bid Your Servant Go In Peace

Under the former calendar, February 2nd marked the traditional end of the Christmas season. Thus, there would be no problem in inserting a Christmas carol here or there.

I had been following the last thread till the very end and just thought how wonderful it was that it lasted so long. It goes to show that it can be done. Here’s to PART III !!! :smiley:

See… this is something I was not aware of. You learn something new every day.

Along with 43,040 views! That thread was awesome! Here’s to an even better one!

Suggestion for next weekend:

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Processional Hymn: #303 What is This Place KOMT NU MET ZANG
Preparation of the Gifts: #592 Whatsoever You Do Jabusch
Communion Hymn: #360 This Bread That We Share MacAller
Recessional Hymn: #199 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name GROSSER GOTT

What my music director has:

Processional Hymn: #201 Praise to the Lord LOBE DEN HERREN
Preparation of the Gifts: #631 God’s Love is Everlasting Tomaszek
Communion Hymn: #586 Blest Are They Haas
Recessional Hymn: #571 Sing, O Sing Schutte

Really, SUPER grateful to read the first post in this new thread!

I’d joined last August, but stopped posting because of all of the criticism. I’m hoping to share and receive inspiration for liturgies, not to be lectured by anyone.

WIth that, here’s our list for the upcoming weekend (3rd OT):

I Am Yours (Steve Angrisano)
Our God Is Here (Chris Muglia)
Jesus, My Everything (Matt Maher)
Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone (Chris Muglia)
Here I Am to Worship (Tim Hughes)
I Will Choose Christ (Tom Booth)

Processional: Gather Your People (Bob Hurd)
Gloria: Glory to God Most High (Jesse Manibusan)
Psalm: The Lord Is My Light (Christopher Walker)
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Preparation: Take My Life (Scott Underwood)
Holy/Memorial Acclamation/Amen: Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Lamb of God: Mass of St. Timothy (Matt Maher)
Pre-Communion: Surely, the Presence of the Lord (Lanny Wolfe)
Communion: (IN ENGLISH) Pescador de Hombres (Cesareo Gabarain)
Recessional: We Are the Light of the World (Jean Anthony Grief)
Postlude: Just Like You (Matt Maher)

Thanks to all! Have a blessed weekend full of great music and spirit :slight_smile:

This is what I have suggested for this weekend’s Masses:

Entrance Processional: The Church’s One Foundation
Gloria: A New Mass for a Congregation
Offertory: Two Fishermen or Those Who Love and Those Who Labor
Sanctus: A Community Mass
Memorial Acclamation: A Community Mass
Great Amen: A Community Mass
Communion: At That First Eucharist
Recessional: Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service or By All Your Saints Still Striving (with the verse dedicated to St. Paul since the feast of his conversion is celebrated two days later)

Over 43 thousands viewers! Amazing. And such great learning and sharing. thanks for keeping it going!

When I started this thread 2 or 3 years ago I never dreamed it would come this far. It is such a blessing that we have all come to be Church together and share knowledge and music.
You must have a fantastic worship service! Six preludes!! And your selections are wonderful, familiar songs.
What does your group consist of?
Here’s what we did for 3rd in OT:
Christ, be our Light
The Lord is my light #29 from Journeysongs
The Lord is my light #587 also from Journeysongs
Pescador de Hombres (English)
Out of Darkness
I am the Light of the world


Thanks for your post and for this thread, Hosea! I haven’t found anything like it out there, and it’s a wonderful resource.

Great list from you, too! I haven’t successfully integrated “I Am the Light of the World” into our repertoire, but hope to some day. Something tricky about it for our congregation…

We are truly blessed to have a full band of professional musicians playing at all 7 music Masses - every weekend! The group usually consists of drums, bass, guitar, piano, trumpet and cantor. Three or four of us sing, so we can vary vocal styling/harmony to suit the song/liturgical moment. The group is talented and flexible and joyful.

We’re not a parish, but an urban ministry center. But, we have an incredible community of faithful worshipers, some of whom travel 100 miles every weekend to celebrate Mass with us! It’s just amazing to be a part of a church that is growing in number and spirit. The people sing and pray (and clap their hands and smile…)

Before I get another round of private messages from people who believe what we’re doing is illicit and somehow profane, I’d just like to say that what we do works for us. And, I’m thrilled that what you all do works for you! Surely, there’s a room for all of us :slight_smile:

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s line up for this weekend. Hope the regular posters from the last thread find this one!

All best,

btw - here’s a great reflection for this weekend from NPM’s “Sunday Word” Newsletter:

(sorry for formatting…)

Do you have a job, or do you have a calling? There are times when we get caught in the mundane or difficult aspects of our ministry and can’t see the moments of grace. But if Jesus were to sit down with us on a mountain slope and talk to us as pastoral musicians, he might say something like this:

“Blessed are you who sing psalms, for you have words to call on the Lord.
Blessed are you who play instruments, for you will hear God in gentle rubato and great sforzando.
Blessed are you who compose, for you are like the prophet, explaining the mysteries of God.
Blessed are you who teach, for you are passing on the prayer of music to others.
Blessed are you who practice diligently, for you know the peace of being prepared.
Blessed are you who give up holidays and weekends for the liturgy, for you shall inherit
understanding family and friends.
Blessed are you who work for church wages, for you will know other riches.
Blessed are you who deal with many and different personalities in the parish and ensembles,
for you shall inherit serenity and tact.
Blessed are you who help others to mourn through funerals, for you will inherit a great understanding
of joy and hope in the resurrection.
Blessed are you who work with weddings, for your reward will be great in heaven.”


O God, you continue to bless us in many ways.
May we always have an open heart and mind to receive your great gifts.
May we celebrate our calling with joy!

Jill Maria Murdy
St. Frances Cabrini Parish
West Bend, Wisconsin

O God, you continue to bless us in many ways.
May we always have an open heart and mind to receive your great gifts.
May we celebrate our calling with joy!

Jill Maria Murdy
St. Frances Cabrini Parish

West Bend, Wisconsin

That’s just absolutely amazing. Gives new life to this ministry that I have loved since 1972.
thanks for sharing that.

Here are my suggestions for next weekend:

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Processional Hymn: #201 Praise to the Lord LOBE DEN HERREN
Preparation of the Gifts: #635 Come to the Water Foley
Communion Hymn: #325 Gift of Finest Wheat BICENTENNIAL
Recessional Hymn: #557 Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens HYMN TO JOY

My music director’s plan:

Processional Hymn: #551 O Bless the Lord, My Soul ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)
Preparation of the Gifts: #595 God of the Hungry Soper
Communion Hymn: #542 Christ Be Our Light Farrell
Recessional Hymn: #582 In the Land There Is A Hunger Lynch

As I am in Houston right now, I will post what the Anglican-Use parish is using this weekend.

Yesterday afternoon, we had Mass with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. This is what we sang:

Entrance: O, God, Our Help in Ages Past
Offertory: Tatum Ergo (Instrumental)
Mass Setting: A Community Mass
Communion: Taste and See
Recessional: When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom

Cardinal DiNardo chanted the dialogue and the Roman Canon.

Hi, all!

Here’s our list:

All Who Are Thirsty (Brown)
Blest Are They (Haas)
God of Wonders (Hindalong)
God with Us (Hart)
Our God Is Here (Muglia)
Table of Life (Angrisano)

Processional: Table of Plenty (Schutte)
Gloria: Glory to God Most High (Manibusan)
Psalm: The Cry of the Poor (Foley)
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (Walker)
Preparation: Open My Eyes (Manibusan)
Holy/Memorial Acc: Mass of Creation (Haugen)
Lamb of God: Mass of St. Timothy (Maher)
Before Communion: Surely, the Presence of the Lord (Wolfe)
Communion: Unwavering (Maher)
Recessional: Lead Me, Lord (Becker)
Postlude: Blessed Are They (Tomaszek)

Hope you all are well and warm this 4th weekend!

In haste,
Jennifer :slight_smile:

I managed to get to Our Lady of Walsingham halfway through their anticipated Saturday Mass. They did not sing, but, the organist played the instrumental version of “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service” during Communion. God willing, I plan to be there for the 10:30AM Mass and will post (later on), what they used.

The Mass at the seminary today was quite nice. I do not remember what we had as the entrance processional, but, the psalm was chant was chanted, as was the Gospel Acclamation, and we sang “A New Community Mass”. We sang “Eat This Bread” for Communion and “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name.” Their pipe organ is magnificent, as is the one at Our Lady of Walsingham.

Sounds lovely!

golly! I want to sit in with you guys. Great selections!

Has anyone found a musical setting for the new wording of the Gloria?
From what I understand, we can not deviate from these words.
The new responses are supposed to start in Advent.
[size=2]*Glory to God in the highest, *
*and on earth peace to people of good will. *
*We praise you, *
*we bless you, *
*we adore you, *
*we glorify you, *
*we give you thanks for your great glory, *
*Lord God, heavenly King, *
*O God, almighty Father. *
*Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, *
*Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, *
*you take away the sins of the world, *
*have mercy on us; *
*you take away the sins of the world, *
*receive our prayer; *
*you are seated at the right hand of the Father, *
*have mercy on us. *
*For you alone are the Holy One, *
*you alone are the Lord, *
*you alone are the Most High, *
*Jesus Christ, *
*with the Holy Spirit, *
*in the glory of God the Father. *
*Amen. *
It would be nice to start a little sooner.

Here’s the revision of Heritage Mass if you would like to listen:

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