Thursday, February 07, 2008

+ Egan Says Pope's Mass at Yankee Stadium Will Include Polyphonic Latin Gloria

His Eminence Cardinal Egan mentioned, almost offhandedly, today, while speaking at the annual Red Mass for the Guild of Catholic Lawyers at the Church of Our Saviour, New York City, that the music chosen for the Solemn Pontifical Mass at Yankee Stadium scheduled for Sunday, April 20, would include settings of the Gloria and the Sanctus by the Renaissance master Tomás Luis de Victoria.

(I can confirm this as I was sitting a few feet away wearing a surprisingly large humeral veil that was doubling as a vimpa at that particular moment and holding on to my Lord Cardinal's mitre for dear life. You'd be amazed at how sore one's thumbs get in that situation.)

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