The liturgical music of composer Paul Jernberg is deservedly beginning to catch attention. In the next few weeks his Mass of St Philip Neri, which is written for the Ordinary Form celebrated in English, will be sung in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and St John’s in Clinton, Massacusetts. The details are as follows:Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm: Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Mass of Confirmation; Propers for the Sacrament of Confirmation composed by Jernberg will be sung, as well as the Mass of St. Philip Neri.
Sunday, May 8, 5:30 pm: St. Monica Parish, Methuen, Massachsetts - Mass of Confirmation; Propers for the Sacrament of Confirmation, as well as the Mass of St. Philip Neri (and other chant and polyphony, including music by another contempory composer of note, Roman Hurko.)
Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am: Holy Family Parish, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin - First Mass of Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, May 25, 5 pm: St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood and Diaconate for the Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri; the Mass of St. Philip Neri will be sung. This Ordination will be taking place on the Vigil of the Feast of St. Philip!
I have no doubt that Paul’s music will makes these all the more beautiful and solemn. Below you can hear excerpts from his Mass of St Philip Neri and his Salve Regina.