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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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The soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because, as Augustine remarks (Confess. x, 33), “each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice, and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred.” The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas

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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.