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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)

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O Crux Ave, partial recording
published 4 March 2017 by Veronica Brandt

FATHER FRIEL WROTE THIS simple three part motet O Crux Ave with verses from the hymn Vexilla Regis. It is a good piece for Passiontide, or any devotion to the Holy Cross.

Some time ago I made this short recording for teaching the middle part to my choir.

    * *  O Crux Ave – middle voice with organ main refrain

I was hoping to finish it, but a sore throat has put an obstacle in my path, but I offer this recording as it is – maybe it will help someone get started.