Friday, July 19, 2019

Audio from the Sacred Music Colloquium: July 2

The opening Mass of the CMAA Colloquium in Philadelphia took place July 2 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, a votive Mass of the Holy Angels, celebrated by Fr David Friel. The first Mass of the Colloquium is always sung in English, with English music settings; the Propers were by Fr Samuel Weber OSB, and the Mass Ordinary was the Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea by Michael Olbash, who was also organist. The choirs also sang two motets, Call to Remembrance by Richard Farrant and Richard de Castre’s Prayer to Jesus by R.R. Terry.

Here are a few excerpts (please note that these are my amateur recordings, so there is incidental noise). The directors of the choirs heard below are, respectively, Jeffrey Morse, Timothy McDonnell, Mary Ann Carr Wilson, David Hughes, and Charles Cole.

Procession (improvisation by Michael Olbash, organ):

Introit: Bless the Lord, all you his angels (plainchant by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB):

Responsorial Psalm: In the sight of the angels (George Elvey, arr. William Mahrt):

Communion: All you angels of the Lord (plainchant by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB):

Motet (Richard Farrant: Call to Remembrance):

Motet (Richard Terry: Richard de Castre's Prayer to Jesus):

Postlude (Bach: "Fantasia in G", BWV 572)

Photos of the Mass were posted here a few days ago by Charles Cole.

More audio from the week's Masses will be coming as CMAA's volunteers gather and edit them.

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