Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
- Procession: O Jesus, In Thy Heart Divine
- Asperges me
- Introit: Dominus illuminatio mea
- Kyrie XI
- Gloria XI
- Gradual: Propitius esto
- Alleluia: Deus, qui sedes
- Credo III
- Offertory: Illumina oculos meos
- Offertory hymn: Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile
- Sanctus XI
- Agnus Dei XI
- Communion hymn: Ave verum corpus (W. Byrd)
- Communion: Dominus firmamentum meum
- Recession: Firmly I Believe And Truly (tune: Halton Holgate)
Monday, May 26, 2008
Next is Panis Angelicus as the communion hymn of the same feast. Apologies from Tenor 1 as his voice was affected by the aircond and having difficulties of hitting the high notes during pp, thus his use of falsetto. We will be attempting this again on another occasion, Deo volente. This is fast becoming our favourite piece after Sicut Cervus....
Sunday, May 25, 2008
- Procession: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
- Asperges me
- Introit: Cibavit eos
- Kyrie IV
- Gloria IV
- Gradual: Oculi omnium
- Alleluia: Caro mea
- Sequence: Lauda, Sion
- Credo IV
- Offertory: Sacerdotes Domini
- Offertory hymn: Sicut Cervus (G.P. da Palestrina)
- Sanctus IV
- Agnus Dei IV
- Communion hymn: Panis Angelicus (G.P. da Palestrina)
- Communion: Quotiescumque manducabitis
- Recession: Hail, True Victim, Life And Light
Friday, May 23, 2008
Updated: The video owner has disabled embedding, but you can still view it here.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I am reproducing here a posting from Argent about this...from St. John Cantius parish website. The Canons Regular have given us Sancta Missa. For $28 you get a lot! Here's the section Epistola-Evangelium
Oratio – Epistola – Evangelium
50. Oratio – Tonus Festivus
51. Flectamus Genua
52. Humiliate Capita Vestra Deo
53. Oratio – Tonus Solemnis
54. Oratio – Tonus Simplex
55. Tonus Prophetiae
56. Punctum Interrogativum
57. Tonus Epistolae
58. Tonus Evangelii – Simplex
59. Tonus Evangelii – Alter Tonus
60. Tonus Evangelii – Solemnis
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
- Procession: Come, Thou Holy Spirit, Come
- Vidi aquam
- Introit: Spiritus Domini
- Kyrie II
- Gloria II
- Alleluia: Emitte Spiritum tuum
- Alleluia: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
- Sequence: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
- Credo IV
- Offertory: Confirma hoc, Deus
- Offertory hymn: Beata nobis gaudia
- Sanctus II
- Agnus Dei II
- Communion hymn: Ave Verum Corpus
- Communion: Factus est repente
- Recession: Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Dr Alan Watkins, a senior lecturer in neuroscience at Imperial College London, revealed that teaching people to control their breathing and applying the musical structure of chanting can help their emotional state.
He said: "We have recently carried out research that demonstrates that the regular breathing and musical structure of chanting can have a significant and positive physiological impact."
The monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz sing Gregorian melodies on their new album - the chants are said to reduce stress levels
The research involved five monks having their heart rate and blood pressure measured throughout a 24-hour period.
Results showed their heart rate and blood pressure dipped to its lowest point in the day when they were chanting.
Dr Watkins pointed to previous studies that also demonstrated such practices have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase performance hormone levels as well as reduce anxiety and depression.
The lecturer also runs Cardiac Coherence Ltd, a company that helps executives perform under stressful conditions.
"We have found that teaching individuals to control their breathing, generate more positive emotional states and connect better with those around them – all key aspects of Gregorian chanting – can significantly improve their mental state, reduce tension, and increase their efficiency in the workplace."
Record company Universal recently chose the monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz, Vienna to make an album after responding to a public interest in the genre.
The company also believes the Halo computer game series, available on PCs and Xbox consoles, sparked a resurgence in the music traditionally sung in male church choirs, as Gregorian chant-like melodies form the main soundtrack of the games.
Source: Daily Mail