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“The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”
— His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI (11 May 2005)

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"In Medio Ecclesiae" Album Release
published 2 November 2013 by Guest Author

HE DOMINICAN HOUSE of Studies schola has just released its first album, In Medio Ecclesiae, under the aegis of the newly founded Dominicana Records. Through the direction of Fr. James Moore, O.P., the student choir has been working for more than eighteen months to produce a recording of the finest-quality liturgical music from different eras and traditions of the Church. The album contains fifteen pieces, with seven works from the various liturgical seasons, three timeless hymns of rejoicing, three in honor of specific saints, and two in praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The album is available now for download at the following website; CD purchase coming soon.

      * *  In Medio Ecclesiae • Our Debut Album

The repertoire of In Medio Ecclesiae includes Dominican chant, Renaissance polyphony, Eastern chant, and new compositions and arrangements by Fr. James Moore, O.P. and Br. Vincent Ferrer Bagan, O.P. The pieces are in both Latin and English, and borrow from the Italian, Spanish, English, Polish, and American musical traditions of various eras.

Dominicans know, of course, that a work of art always shows the hand of the artist, and this collection is no different. The album includes pieces dear to the heart of our liturgical tradition, from a polyphonic setting of St. Thomas Aquinas’ O sacrum convivium to the chant for St. Dominic’s feast day, In Medio Ecclesiae, in addition to a variety of other pieces both simple and complex.

Created and produced by the talents of our brothers and professionally mastered, the album is an offering from our fraternal life to the life of the world.


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