NE OF THE PRESENTERS at Sacred Music Symposium 2019 was Maestro Richard J. Clark, choirmaster at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Archdiocese of Boston). We will have much more to say about the wonderful things Maestro Clark and the other presenters accomplished in Los Angeles last week. Indeed, over the next few weeks, we will release numerous wonderful recordings from Sacred Music Symposium 2019—Stay tuned! One of the Symposium classes taught students to create “multi-track recordings”—and Maestro Clark’s hymn was chosen. (Very soon, the individual rehearsal videos will be released here.) It’s a hymn to the Sacred Heart with an English Translation by Monsignor Hugh T. Henry, who once taught Gregorian chant at St. Charles Seminary (Pennsylvania).
This same hymn (Auctor Beate Saeculi) was sung as an Entrance Hymn on the feast of the Sacred Heart, and here’s a live recording:
If you haven’t picked up a copy the Brébeuf Hymnal, what on earth are you waiting for? The choral scores are provided on DVD to any parish which purchases this hymnal, and the same harmonies are provided in the 3-volume Organ Accompaniment set, which you should purchase immediately—if you haven’t already done so.
Maestro Richard J. Clark maintains a weblog.