The second part has blank staves—so you can compose your own organ harmonies!
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This is—perhaps—the most phenomenally gorgeous piece ever written.
This hymn was originally for the Assumption, but now can be used on various Marian feasts.
All Saints—November 1st—will be here before you know it!
What I played from yesterday…
If you look at the 1961 Solesmes Gradual for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, you will see that somebody in the 1960s was trying to figure out the “melismatic moræ vocis” (a.k.a. “Vaticana white notes”) which we have spoken of so frequently on this blog.
An English translation by Robert Campbell of Skerrington (d. 1868), who was a convert to the Catholic Faith.
This piece works well in the “OF” (Ordinary Form) and also the “EF” (Extraordinary Form).
Including a live recording (without organ) of “Alleluia, Sing To Jesus” by a volunteer choir.
Father Valentine used to say: “The cemeteries are full of people who thought they were indispensable.”
After more than a year of Vespers having been forbidden (due to Covid-19) we’re back!
Olbash holds the distinction of being the Director of Music of two seminaries: Saint John’s Seminary, Boston, and Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts.
Unfortunately, this virtue often seems to be lacking in people who have high positions of authority.