Saturday, June 29, 2013

Perosi's Tu es Petrus

Here is the original copy of Perosi's 'Tu es Petrus' which he wrote in 1905. Underneath the title it is possible to make out his dedication to the Pope, who at that time was St Pius X:

This copy now hangs on the wall in the office of Fr Pierre Paul, 'Magister' of the Cappella Giulia, the Choir of St Peter's Basilica, who was kind enough to show it to me when I was in Rome last week for the Sacra Liturgia Conference. You can hear the piece being sung here by the Sistine Choir:

You can download a free performing edition from CPDL. Happy Feast! (Photos: Charles Cole)

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