New Alleluia for Masses in English

Mary C. Weaver Music and liturgy

Today, October 4, we began using a new settings of the Alleluia and Gospel verse that are sung just before the priest or deacon proclaims the Gospel.

If you know the hymn O Sons and Daughters or O filii et filiae—written in the 15th century—you’ll be familiar with its refrain:

Here’s how it sounds (without accompaniment):