Fulton J. Sheen considered Monsignor Knox’s English translation of the Bible to be the greatest ever created.
Vespers Organist Scores
This is probably too late … but there’s always next year!
The word “Alleluia” changes to: “Praise be to Thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory.”
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Those who so desire may now download this organ accompaniment booklet (25 pages) for the 4th Sunday of Advent, including the “O ANTIPHON” for 18 December 2022.
Were Pothier and Mocquereau homeless? The answer might surprise you.
Dom Gajard said to Jean Langlais: “Hear the blackbird! It doesn’t know what an ‘ictus’ is, yet it sings better than we.”
In spite of its imperfections, creating this (draft) booklet required much more effort than I had anticipated.
Finding the “perfect” accompaniment for hymns can be challenging. Here’s my attempt.
For those who have never experienced Vespers, an answer like that comes across as “gobbledygook.”
Only fellow choirmasters know how much work choirmasters do “behind the scenes.”
Vatican II said: “Pastors must see to it that Vespers is celebrated in parishes on Sundays and the more solemn feasts” (SC §100).
It may be an ugly booklet, but it got the job done yesterday.
Also included, an organ accompaniment (23 pages) for this booklet.
The second part has blank staves—so you can compose your own organ harmonies!