I should really stop calling this a mass report as it’s typically all about the music (my posts, that is!) Anyway, I was a little disapppointed that Father didn’t bring out the black vestments for All Souls, but he gave an excellent homily (wearing purple) and we had incense, so it was okay.
Processional: 450 (CBW3)…I can’t remember what hymn this was…my online source for CBW listings has disappeared so I”ll either need to shell out for a personal hymnal or write it all down at rehearsal!
Offertory: Special request from our pastor for The Old Rugged Cross. Yes, this is a Catholic church. His uncle died last week and this was sung at the funeral. Paul got a lovely setting of this chestnut (PDF file). Much was sung a capella, with just a touch of support from the organ.
Communion: O Salutaris Hostia by Herbert Howells. A lovely piece, sadly flubbed by the sopranos. (Just keepin’ it real, here.)
Recessional: 449 (CBW3) For All The Saints. With slighty “off” words again. Why do hymnal editors mess with perfectly good language?
In the hopper:
Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences (Purcell) – for Remembrance Day I think.
Sia laudato San Francesco (Cortona Laudario)
Salve Regina (Josquin)
In Paradisum from Faure’s Requiem