Friday, October 31, 2008

Pius XII reciting Pater Noster

This is THE right (some will read that as Roman!) way of Latin pronunciation.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

All Saints

For November 1, 2008 which is the feast of All Saints, we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
  2. Introit: Gaudeamus... Sanctorum omnium
  3. Kyrie II (Fons Bonitatis)
  4. Gloria II
  5. Gradual: Timete Dominum
  6. Alleluia: Venite ad me
  7. Offertory: Iustorum animae
  8. Offertory Hymn: O Sanctissima
  9. Sanctus II
  10. Agnus Dei II
  11. Communion: Beati mundo corde
  12. Recession: Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones (R.V. Williams)
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

For Nov 2, 2008 which is the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (All Souls Day is transferred to Monday), we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: O God Of Loveliness
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Dicit Dominus: Ego
  4. Kyrie XI (Orbis Factor)
  5. Gloria XI
  6. Gradual: Liberasti nos
  7. Alleluia: De profundis
  8. Credo III
  9. Offertory: De profundis
  10. Offertory hymn: Languentibus In Purgatorio
  11. Sanctus XI
  12. Agnus Dei XI
  13. Communion hymn: Jesu Rex Admirabilis (G.P. da Palestrina)
  14. Communion: Amen dico vobis: quidquid
  15. Recession: Hail, True Victim, Life And Light
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nova Organi Harmonia

Maestro Jeff Ostrowski has graciously made available for free, the Nova Organi Harmonia Gregorian chant organ accompaniments here. Also listed are other accompaniment materials. This is definitely a treasure trove for church organists everywhere. This was made possible by Corpus Christi Watershed, the same non-profit Catholic institute for the arts that commissioned the Chabanel Psalms.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Christ the King

For October 26, 2008 which is the feast of the Christ the King (last Sunday in October), we are going to sing:
  1. Procession: To Jesus Christ, Our Sov'reign King
  2. Asperges me
  3. Introit: Dignus est Agnus
  4. Kyrie VIII (De Angelis)
  5. Gloria VIII
  6. Gradual: Dominabitur
  7. Alleluia: Potestas eius
  8. Credo IV
  9. Offertory: Postula a me
  10. Offertory hymn: Ave Maria (J. Arcadelt)
  11. Sanctus VIII
  12. Agnus Dei VIII
  13. Communion hymn: Panis Angelicus
  14. Communion: Sedebit Dominus
  15. Recession: The King of Love My Shepherd Is (H.W. Baker) followed by chorus of Christus Vincit
Click on the links to hear samples where available.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Josef Rheinberger's Abendlied

I personally feel this piece is one of the better German masterpieces of sacred music that I've sung in choir. These are the kind of vernacular music that should be permitted in church, not "Come On And Celebrate" or that campfire song "Pass It On".

Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. - Luke 24:29