Month: April 2012

Cantata: Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem

Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem: by Stephen Eric Smyth and Gerry Fitzpatrick 1999 and 2006   For many years the Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Music Committee has included annual Masses and Cantatas—many of the latter ecumenical— as part of a programme affecting music and religious education in schools. In March, 2006 the schools celebrated Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem in St Mungo’s, Townhead. This Cantata was written and had been performed as part of the preparations for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, and it is worth recalling the words Pope John Paul 2nd wrote about that time: “The journey of...

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On the St. Mungo Trail (2)

Some birthdays deserve an extended celebration and that is clearly the case for the St. Mungo Singers’ 40th birthday. In the latest chapter of their celebrations, a busload of singers, families and friends (including Bailie Cathy McMaster and her husband, and Deacon Kevin Kelly and his mother) took the St. Mungo Trail to Hoddom on 21 April. Despite the forecasts of heavy rain, they were fortunate to have dry weather to walk along part of the Trail on the banks of the River Annan to the site which has been traditionally associated with St. Mungo and where a monastery...

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The Easter Vigil

  At the Blessing of the Easter Candle: ‘May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our minds and hearts.’ Sheetmusic The Missal has a new translation of the Easter Proclamation or Exultet. The music is in the Roman Missal. To listen to it, in 5 separate sections, sung by Fr Michael Hutson of St Andrew’s, Rothesay, click on the files below: part 1 audio | part 2 audio | part 3 audio | part 4 audio | part 5 audio The Introit of Easter: ‘I have risen. I am with you once more….’ The music is available in the file below or from St Mungo Music. It is sung here by Grace Buckley. Sheetmusic | audio The Canticle of Moses: this version by Gerry Fitzpatrick was published by Kevin Mayhew in ‘Focus on Holy Week.’ If you use it in your liturgy, then, if you have a Calamus or CCL licence, please include it in your returns to CCL or Calamus. This recording is sung by Noel S Donnelly. Sheetmusic | audio The Canticle of Moses: this version (c) Mary Dickie is published by St Mungo Music. If you use it in your liturgy, then, if you have a Calamus or CCL licence, please acknowledge author, composer and publisher and include it in your returns to CCL or Calamus. This recording is sung by...

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The Easter Vigil: some music for the Vigil

Some Sheet music and recordings can be accessed at The Easter Vigil The Blessing of the Easter Candle: sheetmusic The Easter Proclamation (new translation): recording The Introit of Easter: ‘I have risen: sheet music and recording The Canticle of Moses 1: melody line and recording The Canticle of Moses 2: recording The sung Eucharistic Prayer with the 1st Preface of Easter....

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