Saturday, March 29, 2014

St. Peter Canisius Freezes Over?

We sing at St. Peter Canisius in Sun Valley two to four times a year, including tomorrow morning. So why does it seem that every time we do so, it snows or has just snowed? There's a chance of snow in the foothills tonight, and Sun Valley is at a higher elevation. Is this a regular coincidence, or is it like the mythical "rule of threes" when famous people die?

I think that, for this season, it's been remarkable how Reno and Sparks have gotten virtually no snow during winter itself, but had snowstorms before winter started and after it ended. Considering our water situation, I'll take any snow we can get, especially in the mountains.

Of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with the fine people of SPC and their pastor, Fr. Guillermo Arias. It's a privilege to sing for them.

  • It did indeed snow, although there was no accumulation in the immediate Reno-Sparks area.
  • The folks at SPC have also noted how it seems to snow every time we come.
  • We appreciate how they included a prayer for us and the health of our members in the Prayer of the Faithful.
  • My wife Sandy has suggested we sing at SPC more often so that we can put a dent in our drought with the snowfall.
  • SPC was so grateful to have JP DeChambeau's mother visit, they had her help distribute the song sheets for today's Mass. This was the first time she'd heard him or us.
  • Anyone want to make a new website for SPC? The one they had is gone, so I removed it from the list at left.

Apr. 20: Easter Sunday

Updated 4/2

At the Cathedral, 4 PM.We will have organ music in addition to our singing.

Vidi Aquam

Introit: Resurrexi

Missa O Quam Gloriosum:
Agnus Dei

Gradual: Haec Dies

Alleluia, Pascha nostrum

Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes

Credo III

Offertory proper: Terra tremuit

Communion proper: Pascha nostrum (antiphon only)

Post-Communion motet: Surrexit Pastor Bonus (Asola--there are videos of everyone else's version)

Last Gospel Antiphon: Regina Coeli

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fri. Apr. 18: Good Friday

Updated 4/9

At St. Rose of Lima, 2:30 PM. (No propers)

Psalm 31

Adoration: The Reproaches

Crux fidelis

O Jesu Christe (Mantua) THIS IS A CHANGE

Communion: O Vos Omnes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thu., Apr. 17: Holy Thursday

Updated 4/2

At Holy Spirit Mission, 5:45 PM. We may not sing all of the antiphons.
Ladies, bring your mantillas.

Introit: Nos autem (Multiple verses)

KyrieGloria (mp3 only), SanctusAgnus Dei (miserere nobis last time): Mass IV

Gradual: Christus factus est

Antiphons for the Washing of the Feet:
  • Mandatum novum do vobis
  • Postquam surrexit Dominus
  • Dominus Jesus
  • Domine, tu mihi lavas pedes
  • Si ego Dominus
  • In hoc cognoscent omnes
  • Maneant in vobis
  • Ubi caritas
can all be found here.

Offertory Proper: Dextera Domini

Offertory Motet: Christus factus est (Ebner, Green Book)

Communion: Dominus Jesus
Psalm 22 (Dominus regit)
Psalm 71 (Deus, judicium)
Psalm 103 (Benedic, anima mea)
Psalm 150 (Laudate Dominum)

Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament: Pange lingua

Stripping of altar: Psalm 21 (Diviserunt sibi) (alternate verses between cantors and all)


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Apr. 6: Fifth Sunday of Lent

 At the Cathedral, 4:15 PM.

Introit: Judica me Deus (Note: no Gloria Patri is sung today)

Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (no Gloria): Mass XVII

Credo III

Offertory: Confitebor tibi
Ah Holy Jesus

Communio: Videns Dominus
O Vos Omnes

Recessional: O Sacred Head Surrounded

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mar. 30: Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

 At St. Peter Canisius, Sun Valley, 8 AM. Map

Introit: Laetare

Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (no Gloria): Mass XVII
(NOTE: this Kyrie is the one in the Liber Cantualis and is NOT the one we've been singing so far this Lent)

Offertory: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

Communio: O Jesu Christe (Mantua)

Recessional: O Sacred Head Surrounded

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gloria Patri Modes (Updated)

This is a better way to share the two pages with all eight Gloria Patri modes. I've made it into a PDF document and placed it on Google Drive for you to access, download, and print.

Here's the link.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Missa O Quam Gloriosum

So you can get a head start rehearsing it for Easter:

Agnus Dei

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gloria Patri For Each Mode

If you want to study each mode of the Gloria Patri individually, you can do so here.

For a printable version of all eight Gloria Patri modes, see this post.

Mar. 18: Second Sunday of Lent

At the Cathedral, 4:15 PM.

Introit: Reminiscere

Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (no Gloria): Mass XVII

Responsorial Psalm: Lord, Let Your Mercy Be On Us

Credo III

Offertory: Meditabor
Forty Days And Forty Nights

Communio: Visionem (antiphon)

O Jesu Christe (Mantua)

Recessional: O God Of Loveliness

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Another Famous RPC'er: Do You Like Scaaaaary Movies?

The next time you can't sleep on a Saturday night, you can keep practicing O Vos Omnes, or check out Zomboo's House of Horror Movies on KOLO 8 in Reno. When you do the latter, if you can make it all the way through to the credits, take a good look at them. You'll see the name Andon Major Dansie [incorrectly credited as "Andon Major Danzig"], one of our new basses, who helped build the set for Zomboo in 2005! He assures me he is not Zomboo.

Andon's also listed in the Internet Movie Database.