Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Holy Family

For Jan 13, 2008 which is the Feast of the Holy Family (Sunday within the Octave of Epiphany), we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Kings From The Orient
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Exsultet gaudio
  4. Kyrie IV (Cunctipotens genitor Deus)
  5. Gloria IV
  6. Gradual: Unam petii
  7. Alleluia: Vere tu es Rex
  8. Credo III
  9. Offertory: Tulerunt Iesum parentes
  10. Offertory hymn: Sicut Cervus (G.P. da Palestrina)
  11. Sanctus IV
  12. Agnus Dei IV
  13. Communion hymn: Iesu, Dulcis Memoria
  14. Communion: Descendit Iesus cum eis
  15. Recession: O Little Town Of Bethlehem (tune: Forest Green)
Click on the links to hear samples and to obtain the scores where available.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Dawn Mass)

For Dec 25, 2007 which is the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we are going to sing the following for the Dawn Mass:
  1. Procession: O Come All Ye Faithful
  2. Introit: Lux fulgebit
  3. Kyrie II (Fons Bonitatis)
  4. Gloria II
  5. Gradual: Benedictus
  6. Alleluia: Dominus regnavit
  7. Credo IV
  8. Offertory: Deus firmavit
  9. Offertory hymn: Ave Maria (T.L. de Victoria)
  10. Sanctus II
  11. Agnus Dei II
  12. Communion hymn: Panis Angelicus
  13. Communion: Exsulta, filia Sion
  14. Recession: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

And the Chant Goes On

Pope Benedict XVI is considering a dramatic overhaul of the Vatican in order to force a return to Gregorian Chant, the medieval music that served the Catholic Church for centuries. Today, two Vatican watchers discuss what this might be more for more modern forms of music. Joining us is Damian Thompson, a leader writer for London's Daily Telegraph and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Herald; and William Berger, a librettist and author of several books including "Wagner without Fear" and "Verdi with a Vengeance."

Download the mp3 here.

H/t to Jeff Tucker of CMAA.