For those who have never experienced Vespers, an answer like that comes across as “gobbledygook.”
Vatican II said: “Pastors must see to it that Vespers is celebrated in parishes on Sundays and the more solemn feasts” (SC §100).
A massively underrated composer died 500 years ago today.
Also included, an organ accompaniment (23 pages) for this booklet.
After more than a year of Vespers having been forbidden (due to Covid-19) we’re back!
The following is what I will use to accompany the congregation tomorrow.
Starting pitches are included!
This 2020 chant edition makes possible the chanting of Lauds according to the Liturgy of the Hours.
You will hear, as the service progresses, how unisons become more and more refined and how subtlety finds its way into the psalmody.
Do you hear the little counter-melody added by the organist to several verses?
Do you understand why some of the harmonies are blank?
Mr. Albert Bloomfield has done us a breathtaking favor.
Go to the 1:07 marker and you will hear something worth dying for…
…including a failed descant from 1983.