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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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“Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim, not repeated here in the West after centuries, made once only long ago in Palestine, yet part of the sacrifice offered throughout the world each morning. All Masses are one sacrifice, including the death of the cross, continuing through all time the act of offering then begun … Every time we hear Mass we look across that gulf of time, we are again before the cross, with his mother and St. John; we offer still that victim then slain, present here under the forms of bread and wine.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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.