The high mass for Pentecost, in continuity with Easter, will again feature “Missa Prima Sexti Toni” by Giovanni Croce.
Motets will include:
“Loquebantur” by Palestrina – text is drawn from various verses in the epistle for today’s feast.
“Veni Creator” by Ravanello – a choral setting that alternates with the traditional chant verses of this Pentecost breviary hymn.
Trinity Sunday this year, will also feature a choral mass and motets, to honor this 1st class feast of the Holy Trinity:
Missa Brevis – by Palestrina
Tibi Laus (di Lasso)
Translation: To you be praise, to you be glory, to you be thanksgiving, for ever and ever, O blessed Trinity.
O Beata et Benedicta et Gloriosa Trinitas (Palestrina) – prima pars
Translation: O happy and blessed and glorious Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Alleluia. O happy and blessed and glorious unity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Alleluia!
Exultate Justi (Viadana)
Translation: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise befits the upright.
Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise befits the upright.
Ego Sum Panis Vivus (Palestrina)
Translation: I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.