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.

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