Saturday, September 29, 2007

The beginning of the end

Compare this video:

to this video:

I think the producers of Sister Act got their idea from the first video.

H/T to Gerald

Monday, September 24, 2007

BVM of the Rosary

UPDATED: As confirmed by Father, we will be singing the Mass of October 7 BVM of the Rosary.

For October 7, 2007 which is the feast of the BVM of the Rosary (with a commemoration of the 19th Sunday after Pentecost), we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Thou Hope Of All The Lowly
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Gaudeamus
  4. Kyrie IX (Cum Iubilo)
  5. Gloria IX
  6. Gradual: Propter veritatem
  7. Alleluia: Solemnitas gloriosae
  8. Credo IV
  9. Offertory: In me
  10. Offertory hymn: Te gestientem gaudiis (LU1680)
  11. Sanctus IX
  12. Agnus Dei IX
  13. Communion hymn: Adoramus te, Christe (G. Palestrina)
  14. Communion: Florete flores
  15. Recession: O Queen Of The Holy Rosary
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Musical Guidelines for the Traditional Roman Rite

Here are two useful guidelines for start-up choirs planning to sing at a Traditional Latin Mass. Courtesy of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

Liturgical Services – Music for High Mass

Liturgical Services – Music for Low Mass

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Little Office of the BVM with Chant

Description from Baronius Press:

This is the first ever edition that includes the complete Gregorian Chant for the Little Office – in traditional four stave notation! The music for the Little Office has never before been gathered together in one volume. For many people the Gregorian chant of the Little Office offers an introduction to the beauty of the Church’s traditional liturgical heritage. This volume will help you sing all the Hours of the Little Office.

Our edition includes a commentary on the rubrics and ceremonial by “A Master of Novices” (which was first published in the early twentieth century), and also includes a description of the indulgences with which the recitation of the Little Office has been enriched by Holy Mother Church.

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a shorter form of the Divine Office in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It has long been the Church’s daily liturgical prayer to Our Lady, and these hours of praise have been used by Priests, religious and the laity throughout the centuries. Lay people used to flock to the great Cathedrals to publicly recite The Little Office during the Middle Ages, and during the great persecution, when the practice of the Catholic Faith was illegal in Great Britain, Bishop Challoner commended The Little Office to his flock.

Through its psalms, antiphons, readings, responsorials, and prayers the Little Office stresses the role Our Lady played in salvation history, and how through her fiat the divine Word took flesh in her womb and achieved salvation for us all; and how Our Lord granted her the first fruits of the general resurrection in her holy and glorious assumption.

All Catholics are called to a consistent prayer life. For those who do not feel called to recite the Divine Office, but still wish to participate in the liturgical prayer of the Church, or for those who have a particular devotion to the holy Mother of God, there is no finer form of prayer than the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Buy it here.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Chant Pages

Did you notice anything peculiar about this schola? Click here for the article.

Monday, September 10, 2007

O Sanctissima

This was sung as the offertory hym on the 15th Sunday after Pentecost 2007.

17th Sunday after Pentecost

For September 23, 2007 which is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Come, Thou Holy Spirit, Come
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Iustus es, Domine
  4. Kyrie IX (Cum Iubilo)
  5. Gloria IX
  6. Gradual: Beata gens
  7. Alleluia: Domine, exaudi
  8. Credo IV
  9. Offertory: Oravi Deum, meum
  10. Offertory hymn: O Maria, Virgo Pia
  11. Sanctus IX
  12. Agnus Dei IX
  13. Communion hymn: O Esca Viatorum (SGH#228b)
  14. Communion: Vovete
  15. Recession: To Jesus Christ, Our Sov'reign King
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dancing with the organ

This is amazing. It shows the organist playing J.S. Bach's Fugue in G minor. It's as if he's dancing with the organ. Thanks to the NLM again for unearthing such a gem.