Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cantus Occurentes in Vigilia Paschali at Mater Ecclesiae

I'm presently swamped amidst certain tasks that were put off until after Easter, and I intend to make more thorough comments later about the magnificent Triduum celebrations at Mater Ecclesiae, but for now I thought I'd at least post some of the highlights of the music selections from the Easter Vigil. Parishioners at Mater Ecclesiae make special donations to make such marvellous music possible. Usually, the twenty or so choral Masses (sung by professionals) have been paid for very shortly after the list is made known to the parish.

Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church
Rector: Fr. Robert Pasley
Cantor/Director of Music: Nicholas Beck
Organist: Karl Tricomi

Propers sung in Gregorian chant (save for the Sicut cervus, below)
Procession to the Baptismal font: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
Missa Papae Marcelli II (Palestrina)
Communion Motets: Dum Transisset Sabbatum (Tallis)
Ave Maria (Parsons)
Recessional Hymn: The Strife is O'er

Please pray for the continued success of this wonderful parish.

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