Not that I would program it in any case, but is this actually a common choice for whatever Sunday of Paschaltide falls on Mothers' Day?
A choir member bemoaned at rehearsal this week that we weren't singing it.
Bad enough, as part of the preludial extravaganza, we will be offering On This Day, O Beautiful Mother," (Himself always falls into his Bugs Bunny imitation at the mere mention of the chestnut.)
I find it difficult to believe that the composer of the tune most used for Come Holy Ghost, and of that very sturdy setting of Panis Angelicus could have had such an off-day....
I led several decades of life utterly ignorant of the existence of the song, but it is a parish fave -- my first year on the job I did not know that, did not know it, and failed to program it on Mothers Day, and nearly drowned in the flood of tears from choristers and PIPs who accosted me after Mass.
I'm only half joking, they really did weep.
I felt horrible.
So we're doing it.
But we're also doing that woderful Cherubini canon with the text, "Christ is the true vine, we are the branches," the Pitoni Cantate Domino, and a decent choral Regina Coeli, so...