This week the repertoire for Sunday’s Organ Mass has a Marian theme. It was such a shame not to celebrate the feast of the Assumption with solemnity today and while the Mass of the day will be XI Sunday after Pentecost, in Scotland the bishops have transferred holy days that fall on Saturdays to the following Sunday and before the 1962 Missal, the Assumption had an octave (yes, I realise that Sundays are not included…) So, those are my excuses, if any are needed for a dose of hyperdulia, for paying musical tribute to Our Blessed Lady, Assumed body and soul into Heaven and reigning as Queen over all!
Introit- Chorale, Suite Gothique, Leon Boellmann
Offertory- Prier du Notre Dame, Suite Gothique, Leon Boellmann
Communion- Ave Maria, Op. 65 Alexandre Guilmant
Communion of the Faithful- Versts on Ave Maris Stella, Improv and Op. 65 Alexandre Guilmant