Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 25: Feast of the Nativity (Christmas)

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Before Mass:
Once In Royal David's City
Angels We Have Heard on High
The First Noel
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

Introit: Puer natus est (the first piece on the Benedictine Monks' Chant CD, played frequently by those who don't know it's about Christmas)

Kyrie: Mass VIII

Gloria: Monteverdi

Psalm:  Ps. 96, Today Is Born Our Savior, Christ The Lord

Gospel Acclamation: Sundays of the Year II

Credo: Credo III

Offertory Proper: Tui sunt caeli
Offertory Hymn: Silent Night
Offertory Hymn 2 if needed: Puer natus in Bethlehem

Sanctus: Monteverdi Haller (green book), pp. 54-55

Our Father & For the kingdom - English

Agnus Dei: Monteverdi (One verse after sign of peace; other two before communion)

Communion Proper: Viderunt omnes (not including psalm verses)
Communion Motet: Hodie Christus natus est (Nanino) Tollite Hostias

Recessional: Adeste Fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful

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