Friday, April 27, 2012

Name That Nueme

If you can't remember what those groups of notes are called, maybe this will help a bit:

(Of course, I had always thought Torculus was a piece by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer . . . oh, wait, that's "Tarkus.")

HT: Chant Cafe

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fifth Sunday of Easter

In the interest of keeping the site less cluttered, I've decided to supply the links for the videos instead of embedding them.  If you think I should go back to embedding the videos, let me know in the comments.

Thanks, Paul

Introit: Cantate Domino

Offertory: Jubilate Deo

Motet: O Esca Viatorum

Recessional: Regina Coeli (Palestrina)

So far, I've been unable to find a video for the Communio, Ego sum vitis.  If you find one, post it in the comments.  (ETA: Kathy did e-mail an audio copy.)

Logistical note

When we meet in the classrooms in the front of the church, we've been asked NOT to use the glass doors in the room to enter or exit . . . with the possible exception of a fire.  Use the main church doors instead.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Pleasant Surprise

We were blessed to see erstwhile RPC member Pat Laizans in the congregation for today's 11:30 AM Mass at the Cathedral!  We continue to pray for your recovery.

In other news, remember that this Tuesday's rehearsal (the 24th) is in the classrooms.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Third Sunday of Easter

Introit: Jubilate Deo

Vidi Aquam

Offertory: Lauda Anima Mea

Sanctus: Mass I

Agnus Dei: Mass I

Communio Antiphon: Cantate Domino

Motet: Nobis Datus

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Schedule Change

OUT: May 27 (Pentecost) at Holy Spirit Mission and June 3 at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral.
IN: June 10 (Corpus Christi) at the Cathedral.  Also the closure of 40 Hours Adoration and, apparently, our season.

The rest of the schedule's on the website, as always.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why We Do What We Do

Thoughts for our current intermission by Kathleen Pluth in Chant Cafe:

The Second Vatican Council teaches that music is the most important liturgical art because it is wedded to the words of the liturgy. This is true, and words do become more alive, more urgent and delightful, when set to music. And yet it is also true that music is one of the liturgical arts that can penetrate the imagination to the point of restoring hope to a weary world. Music stirs the emotions, potentially making believers more committed and courageous. It aids that most precious gift of recollected silence. It can provide a sense of unity and coherence with past ages and with all the other believers in the universal Church. It is this kind of coherence that people long for in our age, and try to find in the most inadequate places. The Church has in itself truth and unity and concord, and music can help express this and make it attractive.