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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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“If he converses with the learned and judicious, he delights in their talent—if with the ignorant and foolish, he enjoys their stupidity. He is not even offended by professional jesters. With a wonderful dexterity he accommodates himself to every disposition. As a rule, in talking with women (even with his own wife) he is full of jokes and banter.”
— Erasmus on St. Thomas More (England's 1st lay Chancellor)

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A simplified Offertory for Pentecost
published 31 May 2014 by Veronica Brandt

Simpler offertory for Pentecost ENTECOST IS CLOSE, SO CLOSE! This feast tends to get overlooked, at least in my meagre experience. After the crazy exertions of the Sacred Triduum we tend to collapse and lay low for a while before realising that another big feast is upon us.

So far we have a good grasp of the Introit and the Communion antiphons, but usually psalm tone the Offertory. Until now.

“Confirma hoc” is also used as an antiphon for Matins of Pentecost and for Confirmations. Ahah! I will use this simple antiphon for Mass! Or so I thought until I saw a few words missing. So close!

Here is a recording aimed at Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form:

So I have taken the liberty of inserting the extra words and fudging a little extra tune. What do you think?

Download HERE