Thursday, November 20, 2008

Coolest. Incipit. Ever!

Advent will soon be upon us, which means many things, among which is the annual fight--a polite one, no doubt--over who gets to sing the incipit (opening phrase) to the solemn version of Alma Redemptoris Mater.

Here is a nice recording of one priest who likes it very much, and continues with a version you might not recognize from the Ambrosian chant books:

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