Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Palm Sunday at Wyoming Catholic College

As is our annual custom, the Wyoming Catholic College community came together to celebrate Palm Sunday in the usus antiquior, with the congregation joining in hymns and sung portions of the Ordinary, the schola singing the propers, and the choir furnishing polyphony. Given the unpredictable springtime weather in Wyoming, it's not terribly surprising that the night before and all through the day it was snowing outside (even after a week of sunny weather in the 60s), so the original lengthy outdoor procession was curtailed in favor of a simpler indoor procession of the sacred ministers.

Over and above the chants in the Liber usualis, the student College Choir sang:

Kyrie: Michael Haller, Missa Prima
Offertory motet: Felice Anerio, Christus factus est
Sanctus: Franz Schubert, Sechs Antiphonen zum Palmsonntag, D.696, n. 3
Communion motet: Tomas Luis de Victoria, O vos omnes
Recessional: Bach/Hassler, O Sacred Head Surrounded

Below are some photos.


Blessing of palms

Distribution of palms

First Gospel

Procession with hymns

Incensation of altar

Elevation of the Precious Blood

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