Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More Exciting than Christmas!

Today has become one of my favorite feast days, thanks in no small part to a worthy celebration that takes place each year across the river in Camden. In a spirit of joy, I'd like to share some goodies with you.

1. A wonderful recording of Monteverdi's setting of the Ave Maris Stella, which is part of his Vespers of 1610. This particular recording was made by the Boston Baroque in 1997. I make this grand work part of all my Marian feast day rituals, i.e. listening to it. Maybe now that the motu proprio is out, we'll be able to make liturgical use of this masterful setting of the Divine Office at some point.

2. Some sermons on the Assumption by John of Damascus.

Happy feast day!

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