Thursday, May 03, 2018

Some New Polyphony from Peter Kwasniewski

As we recently noted, our long-time contributor Dr Peter Kwasniewski recent had one of his original compositions premiere in Denver, sung by the Victoria Ensemble, and conducted by Rick Wheeler. The Missa Honorificentia Populi Nostri, includes both the Ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria etc.) and the five propers (Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion) of the Mass specific to the city of Innsbruck, Austria, honoring the translation of a miraculous image of Our Lady into the cathedral. Peter recently posted two of the pieces from Ordinary, the Kyrie and Sanctus, to his Youtube channel; I hope you enjoy them, and we look forward, of course, to hearing more. Congratulations, Peter!

From the same concert, a setting of the Tantum ergo based on the classic chant melody.

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