Enter more deeply into the Gospel of Saint Matthew and the Lectionary readings of Cycle A with Music for the Year of Matthew. This recording sings the Lectionary for Ordinary Time in Cycle A by providing one piece (a chant, a hymn, or an anthem/motet) selected from the readings assigned for each Sunday (that is not also a feast or solemnity) in Ordinary Time in Cycle A of the Roman Lectionary for Mass.
The music is diverse and eclectic. Gregorian chant is included, especially Communion Antiphons and antiphons for the Gospel Canticles (Benedictus and Magnificat). Motets from the Renaissance era that specifically quote part of a given Gospel from Roman Catholic and Lutheran traditions are provided. Dramatic works of the twentieth century are also included.
- Behold the Lamb of God
- Introit: Dominus secus mare
- The Beatitudes
- Light and Salt
- Oculus non vidit
- No Other Foundation Can Anyone Lay
- Communion: Primum Quereite
- Similabo eu
- St. Matthew
- From Egypt, From the Land of Death
- Communion: Quod dico vobis
- Christ Being Raised from the Dead
- Come to Me, O Weary Traveler
- The Seed Is the Word of God
- Magnificat Antiphon: Colligite primum
- The Lord Appeared Within a Dream
- Who Shall Separate Us?
- In the Night, Christ Came Walking
- Benedictus Antiphon: Egressus Jesus
- Quem dicunt homines?
- Lord, You Duped Me
- Benedictus Antiphon: Si duo ex vobis
- Magnificat Antiphon: Serve nequam
- Seek the Lord
- Introit: In nomine Domini
- Hear Now the Song of Fruitful Vineyard
- God's Own Reign Can Be Envisioned
- Jesus and the Pharisees
- Benedictus Antiphon: Magister, quod est
- What Does the Lord Require? Communion: Quinque prudentes virgines
- The Goodness of Our God Bestows
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J. Michael Thompson, director of music ministry at St. Peter's Church, is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.