I am struck by the incredible difference in attitude and atmosphere as preparation for this Mass continues.
The pipe organ works wonders, no?
Tu es Petrus! Then Holst… O God Beyond All Praising
Interesting blend of traditional architecture with the video screens.
Brass… will trained choir … Latin motets.
Notice how the Holy Father tried to stop the applause.. his outstretched hands were to quiet people, not to say "Hi!" It was wrong, I think, to encourage the applause from the sanctuary. That changed the attitude of the moment. It will take some minutes to recover what was lost.
Applause when loyalty to the Pope is mentioned by Card. Egan. But again, the Pope tries to shift the attention away from his person.
I wish the gifts were given after Mass, … or will this chalice be used right now?
The Holy Father doesn’t make a long "Hey, Thanks, Cardinal! It’s great to be here!" speech, but goes directly to the penitential rite… and Mass VIII Kyrie sung by everyone. [Can't the cantor listen to the congregation and stay with them rather than do his own thing?]
Latin Gloria…. don’t know the setting though, but it is familiar. Notice that the congregation listens to the Gloria. I imagine they are all participating actively with interiorly active participation.
It would have been nice for the Holy Father to sing the Collect after that setting of the Gloria.
After the first reading in Spanish, there is a responsorial psalm… alas, musically along the sentimental side. Not uncommon to parishes in style.
I like the mystical sounding pipe organ after the second reading and before the Alleluia. Just the right tone.
I note especially the care and gracious movement of the servers. It is carefully paced and precise.
The deacon sang the Gospel in a modified "Roman" tone. Very nice.
The TV camera focus on windows as the Holy Father spoke of them in the sermon
Some Latin even in the sung responses for the intercessions. Again, we have the multi-language, multi-cultural dimension. However, it just doesn’t feel so terribly "in your face", so, "look at how wonderful we are". I wonder if this isn’t a function of, first, the better sense of the organizers, but also the greater dignity of the Mass, and, moreover, the fact that in New York this is simply the way things are.
Did I just see that young cantor bump that old woman out of the way? Well… not really. He has a job to do also.
Ah… what a marvelous choice for the offertory. This Marian motet always gets to me. Everytime.
Papa is singing the Preface. Excellent. Though I wish we had the new translation.
Latin Sanctus from Mass VIII. Everyone seems to be singing! Gosh, I guess Gregorian chant isn’t too hard. Though again the cantor is doing his own thing up there. There is a point at which cantors, when they hear that people are singing, should diminish. "Congregatio" oportet crescere, me autem minui.
Roman Canon…. ahhhhh…..!
The price of a papal trip… millions. The cost of internet connection, plenty. The pleasure at listening Card. Bertone labor with English… priceless.
Papa is giving the sign of peace in the Roman fashion, lightly placing his hands on the shoulders of the other. The young deacon seemed to get it.
How to handle Communion for so many priests? I suspect all priests will be able to take a Host for themselves from a patten or ciborium held by a priest or deacon and then take the chalice for himself in a similar way.
Ego sum… wonderful
At least the ceremoniere received on the tongue before taking the ciborium from the Holy Father.
And then in all the coverage the EWTN and USCCB talker had to talk. Bad taste, fellas. Not good. Talk after the Mass so we can hear the Mass. Sure, I don’t like the song "I will raise you up" they are singing. But still.
On second thought, I think they might have seen what music piece was coming up and thought, "We can talk over this klinker."
I like the Dominus Deus. Very much in keeping with German Catholic style of Holy Mass, from our great treasury of sacred music.
Cardinal Bertone… in Spanish this time. A better choice, I think. People seem to get it anyway! What do you know!
Announcers…. BE QUIET!
The Pope speaks off the cuff. Incredible humility.
This Mass showed the world what Americans can do when we pay attention.
Alleluia… fugue! This needed a fugue.
The Holy Father is clearly very happy at the moment. There is a great spring in his step and tremendous smile.
I wonder if announcers are sometimes forced to cut in with some comment because they are broadcasting music performed by union musicians, and there are recording rights problems….
The music line up:
O God, Beyond All Praising- arr. Deborah Jamini
Ecce Sacerdos Magnus- Johann Singenberger, arr. Deborah Jamini
Kyrie – Missa de Angelis
Gloria from Messe in C, Op.169- Josef Rheinberger
Psalm- Dr. Jennifer Pascual
Alleluia (O filii et filiae)- arr. Wm. Glenn Osborne
Trilingual Intercessions- Michael Hay, orch. Wm. Glenn Osborne
Ave Maria- Franz Biebl
Sanctus- Missa de Angelis
Christ Has Died/ Amen- Danish Mass, orch. Wm. Glenn Osborne
Agnus Dei from Messe in C, Op.169- Josef Rheinberger
(TBD) Salvatore Licitra, Tenor, Metropolitan Opera
Ego Sum Panis Vivus- Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina
O Sacrum Convivium- Dom Lorenzo Perosi
Ave Verum- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I am the Bread of Life/ Yo Soy el Pan de Vida- Suzanne Toolan, SM, orch. Johnnie Carl
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name- arr. Bruce Saylor
Hallelujah from The Mount of Olives- Ludwig van Beethoven