Solemn Mass of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Program: #08-48, Air Date: 11/17/08

This premier-recording of a previously-unrecorded mass by Palestrina (Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex) in a complete liturgical setting features The Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society.

 NOTE: All of the music on this program is from a performance by the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society, Nicholas Renouf and Britt Wheeler, co-directors. This premier recording of the Palestrina Mass Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex includes plainchant and Palestrina motets from the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

For more information and to find this recording:

P.O. Box 891, New Haven, CT 06504

www.saint-gregory.org

 

INTROIT Nos autem gloriari ("But as for us, it behoveth us to glory in the Cross")

Plainsong, mode iv

KYRIE ELEISON

Palestrina: Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex

GLORIA

Palestrina: Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex

COLLECT

Plainsong: Deus, qui nos hodierna ("O God, Who upon this day dost gladden us")

LESSON Philippians 2:5-11

Plainsong: Hoc enim sentite in vobis ("Brethren, let this mind be in you")

GRADUAL Christus factus est ("Christ became obedient for us onto death")

Plainsong, mode v

ALLELUIA Dulce Lignum ("Sweetest wood that have so sweet a burden")

Plainsong, mode viii

GOSPEL St. John 12:31-36

Plainsong: In illo tempore ("At that time, Jesus said unto the multitudes")

CREDO

Palestrina: Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex

OFFERTORY Protege, Domine ("Protect Thy people, O Lord")

Plainsong, mode ii

MOTET AT THE OFFERTORY

Palestrina: Nos autem gloriari ("But as for us, it behoveth us to glory in the Cross")

PREFACE OF THE HOLY CROSS

Plainsong: Vere dignum et justum est ("It is truly meet and just")

SANCTUS

Palestrina: Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex

BENEDICTUS

Palestrina: Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex

PATERNOSTER

Plainsong

AGNUS DEI

Palestrina: Missa Sacerdos et Pontifex

COMMUNION Per signum Crucis ("By the sign of the Cross")

Plainsong, mode iv

MOTET AT THE COMMUNION

Palestrina: O Sacrum Convivium ("O Sacred Banquet!")

POSTCOMMUNION COLLECT

Plainsong: Adesto nobis ("Be Thou with us, O Lord our God")

DISMISSAL

Plainsong, mode v