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Rite of Sprinkling and Gospel Acclamation for Eastertide

James Biery

Arranger: James Biery

Words © 1973, 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL. Setting and Arr. © 2015 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Unison with descant, SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Text Source: 1. Vidi aquam egredientem, cf. Ezekiel 47:1–2, 9 from the Sacramentary, 1973, alt.; 2. Lectionary for Mass

Music Source: 2. Vesper Antiphon for Low Sunday from the Liber Usualis; setting and arr. James Biery

Series: Ritual Prayer

Difficulty Level: E


The alleluia refrain for the sprinkling rite and again for the gospel acclamation uses the melody of the undulating vesper antiphon for Low Sunday from the Liber usualis. The sprinkling rite is scored for cantor, assembly, and organ with a soprano descant for the refrain. The verses for the gospel acclamation are printed separately for cantor and organ or for a cappella SATB voices; texts are provided for all Sundays between Easter Day and Pentecost as well as Ascension.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Liturgical

Seasonal: Eastertide

Liturgical: Easter Sunday, Easter 2 A, Easter 2 B, Easter 2 C, Easter 3 A, Easter 3 B, Easter 3 C, Easter 4 A, Easter 4 B, Easter 4 C, Easter 5 A, Easter 5 B, Easter 5 C, Easter 6 A, Easter 6 B, Easter 6 C, Easter 7 A, Easter 7 B, Easter 7 C, Pentecost

Rites: Sprinkling Rite, Gospel Acclamation

Bible Reference: Ezekiel 47:1–2, 9

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo


I Saw Water Flowing