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Respond in Love

Wedding Processionals with Entrance Antiphons
Luke D. Rosen

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ISBN: 9780814666067, 6606
Details: 56 pgs , 8 1/2 x 1/8 x 10 7/8
Publication Date: 05/22/2020

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Respond in Love seamlessly marries six of the most popular wedding processionals with the Entrance Antiphons from The Roman Missal, Third Edition. Liturgically sound and musically pleasing, each processional encourages assembly participation in praying the antiphons with simple, recognizable, and singable melodies. Each Antiphon can be prayed as a vocal solo or call-and-response. This resource pairs perfectly with The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Second Edition.

Respond in Love is scored for cantor/congregation, keyboard, guitar, two C Instruments, and two B-flat Instruments. Assembly reprint files are available on OneLicense for easy insertion of congregation parts into wedding programs. 

Selections include:

Listen I. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) with Entrance Antiphon A
Listen II. Air (Water Music) with Entrance Antiphon A
Listen III. Adagio un poco mosso (Piano Concerto No. 5) with Entrance Antiphon B
Listen IV. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring with Entrance Antiphon B
Listen V. Canon in D with Entrance Antiphon C
Listen VI. Trumpet Tune with Entrance Antiphon C

Luke D. Rosen is the Director of Music Ministry at Corpus Christi University Parish, serving the Catholic community at the University of Toledo. In 2019, he became Director of Choral Music for Evergreen Local Schools in Metamora, Ohio. He joined the faculty at St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy in 2004, serving as Director of Choral and Liturgical Music and Director of the Fox Music Technology Lab. A clinician for the Toledo chapter of National Pastoral Musicians, he has offered workshops on liturgical piano and piano improvisation and writes frequently for the church.

Respond in Love . . . . What a breath of fresh air for anyone involved in planning music for weddings! I wasn’t sure what to expect upon hearing this—but was thrilled to see the time, creativity, and musicianship Luke has put into this. It will definitely prove useful for everyone now, and in the years to come.
Meredith Dean Augustin, Director of Music Ministries, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, New York City

Something wonderful happens when a composer both understands the heritage of church music and writes to enable a singing assembly to take part in the Church's ritual prayer. From long pastoral experience, Luke Rosen clearly knows what many brides and grooms choose for their processional music. He has seamlessly yoked six of these popular selections to a simple call-and-response version of the three Entrance Antiphons assigned to the three formularies for the celebration of Matrimony in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This fusion should promote both festivity as the wedding party walks down the aisle and community prayer as the assembly responds by rote to the phrases of the cantor. I can only hope that Luke's creativity would inspire other composers to develop similar creative solutions to what may be experienced as ritual problems in celebrating the Church's liturgy.
Fr. J. Michael Joncas

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