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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Te Deum Laudámus
published 31 December 2015 by Andrew Leung

APPY NEW YEAR! And Happy Solemnity! According to the tradition, a plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions, to those who chant or recite the Te Deum on New Year’s Eve. Here is a beautiful setting of Te Deum by Herbert Howells to start the year 2016.



I hope you enjoy the piece sung by the Schola Cantorum Franciscana, accompanied by Nicholas Will, under the direction of Dr. Paul Weber.