Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pontifical Requiem Mass on All Souls in New York City - and a Note from Belfast, Northern Ireland

News came from one of our New York readers of a Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Dead offered in New York City this past All Souls Day at Holy Innocents Church.

The celebrant will be familiar to many of you, Bishop James Timlin, formerly ordinary of Scranton, Pennsylvania -- a bishop who supported the FSSP in North America a great deal in their earliest days.

Pictures were provided by the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny.

Music for the Mass was Victoria's Requiem which Aristotle Esguerra captured. Here are just two samples.

Victoria, Requiem for Six Voices — Kyrie (2:05, 1.9 MB)

Motet: Victoria, Versa est in luctum (3:27, 3.2 MB)

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Related to this same topic of All Souls Day, I would like to make mention of the Sung Requiem on All Souls which was offered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Victoria's Requiem Mass setting was also used here.

The NLM is told approximately 100 people were in attendance.

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