Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mar. 9: First Sunday of Lent

(ETF date)

4:15 at the Cathedral.

Introit: Invocabit me

Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (no Gloria): Mass XVII
Remember, the Kyrie is a separate option from the one in Liber Cantualis; you should have the handout from Kathy. Also, since it's not a High Mass, we'll just be echoing Father on the Kyrie.

Credo III

Offertory: Scapulis suis
Lord Jesus, Think On Me

Communio: Scapulis suis
Panis Angelicus

Recessional: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Regina Caeli

First, welcome and thank you to our newest members!

Kathy recommends we memorize this. It's not that long or difficult. And remember, in the near future, Immaculate Heart Radio will be recording our rendition of this for production purposes.

Regina Caeli

Friday, February 21, 2014

O Vos Omnes

Since we're already working on this, I'll give it its own separate post.

O Vos Omnes - Victoria

Friday, February 14, 2014

Feb. 23: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the Cathedral, call time 4:15 PM. First Sunday of Lent isn't until March 9.

Introit: Domine in tua

Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass XI

Credo III

Offertory: Intende voci
All People That On Earth Do Dwell

Communio: Narrabo omnia

Recessional: I Sing The Mighty Power Of God

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bada Bing: We Need Sopranos

We'll never discourage new members in any voice part, but we're especially in need of sopranos these days, thanks to some untimely departures. So, if you know of any ladies who sing well in the upper register, please tell them about RPC! Don't let Kathy be a soloist.

(Funny how, when you do an image search of "sopranos," this is what comes up.)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Let's Hear It For Altos!

Even if, as this Minnesota Public Radio article suggests, you can't always hear them as obviously as the other parts. We in RPC love and cherish our altos! And I'm privileged to be married to an alto.

An alto-eye's view of choral music (HT: Shirley Beasley, Soprano)

(By the way, if you have any articles (yours or someone else's) you'd like to share on this blog that pertain in some way or another to RPC, please let me know at pault3331 [at] gmail [dot] com.)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Feb. 16: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

At STA Cathedral, call time 4:15 PM.

Introit: Esto mihi

Ordinaries will be EITHER:
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass VIII
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass XI
Just be ready for either set.

Credo III

Offertory: Benedictus es Domine
O Sanctissima

Communio: Manducaverunt
O Sacrum Convivium (D'Evry)

Recessional: Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Probable for Super Sunday

For those of you who aren't football fans, the injury report comes out before each weekend's NFL games. It lists injured players as Probable, Questionable, Doubtful, or Out. The first three give varying amounts of wiggle room as to whether they play. (Then there's the special category of Pizza, reserved for Nevada Wolf Pack alumnus Nate Burleson. It ultimately paid off.)

I list these not only because it's Super Bowl (TM) weekend, but because I know with so many of us RPCers being health challenged over the past several weeks (much to Kathy's consternation), we almost need to issue such reports ourselves. Of course, she should have been at least Doubtful for Christmas, from what I hear. I joked to her that when God takes her to the Heavenly Choir (no time soon, I trust!), she'll have to be resurrected just long enough so she can direct us at her own funeral.

As I am getting over yet another illness, my status for Sunday is Probable. My fellow basses may think I'm Questionable on any given day, but that's another story.

Sort-of-related aside: One of the funniest mixtures of football and classical music is Peter Schickele's commentary on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as if it were a football game. There's also a later, live version, complete with referee.

(Forgive me this outburst of silliness. Back to more directly RPC-related posts forthwith, I promise.)