Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hear RPC Live! Flor Peeters' Ave Verum Corpus

Click HERE to listen to RPC's rendition of Flor Peeters' Ave Verum Corpus.  It was recorded live at Immaculate Conception Church in Sparks for the closing Mass of the Eucharistic and Marian Conference on October 27, 2012.  There's a little background noise, but that's to be expected.

An Opportunity

If you're not busy enough with our song load, the ad hoc choir being formed for the Diocese of Reno Conference on January 11 and 12 is looking for new members.  Some upcoming rehearsals include Monday, October 29 at St. Rose of Lima at 6:30 PM; and Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 AM and Monday, November 19 at 6:30 PM at St. Albert's.  If you write "Conference Choir" on the top of your registration form, you get a $25 discount (assuming, of course, you're actually singing with the choir!).

For more information, contact music director Nina Weaver at 379-9873, or nineveh (at) rocketmail (dot) com.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Calling Miss Piggy

Oh, no.  She went there.  (HT: Chant Cafe, which points out this has been around for a while.  In fact, Kathy owns it.)

Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Dominiko de Silo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

November 2: All Souls Day (Dia de los Muertos)

This EF Mass is on a Friday evening at the Cathedral.

Procession: Media Vita (This is arguably the best-known version, from the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos.  However, we're only doing the first two verses.)

Introit: Requiem Aeternam, followed immediately by

Gradual: Requiem Aeternam

Tract: Absolve, Domine

Sequence: Dies Irae

Offertory: Domine Jesu Christe
and Miserere Illi Deus (note: video has no SATB on the antiphon)


Agnus Dei (note "dona eis requiem")

Communio: Lux Aeterna (antiphon only)

Absolution: Libera me

In Paradisum

Reminder from Kathy: After In Paradisum, please exit in silence AFTER the congregation has left.

There of course exist many great compositions of the Requiem Mass: Mozart, Brahms, Verdi (which our own Patty helped sing earlier this year), Dvorak, and Rutter, to name a few.  If you get a chance, check out Maurice Durufle's rendition, which is based on the original chant; I've had the honor of singing it.

October 27: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is the Saturday evening Mass that will conclude the Eucharistic and Marian Conference at Immaculate Conception Church in Sparks.

Introit: Laetetur cor

Kyrie: Mass XI  (Orbis Factor)

Gloria: Mass XI

Sanctus: Mass XVIII

Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII

Communio: Laetabimur (antiphon only)

I don't have a video for Peeters' Ave Verum Corpus.

Note: These Sundays are referred to as "ordinary" because they are named as ordinals (e.g. 30th), not because there isn't anything special about them.