Schola night! We had a very good rehearsal, running through almost all of the music that will be used at our very first Missa Cantata... The group is sounding very good, although it would be so nice if Matt had some support from the other guys in the group... It is mostly a situation of schedules and busy lives, I think...
This morning I spent a couple of hours talking about the cues for singing a Missa Cantata with another volunteer schola director who will be singing for Low Sunday also. It was especially nice to discuss with him since we are both using essentially the same music choices. Since it will be my first time to lead one, I have been a bit nervous about attempting it on my own. With budgets an issue, and no hired professional to do the job, I'll be doing my best and hoping it will be good enough...
Our plan for the music is:
Prelude: Regina Caeli Laetare
Processional: Victimae Paschali
Kyrie: VIII de angelis
Gloria: VIII de angelis
Alleluia: In die and Post dies
Offertory: Angelus Domini
O Filii et Filiae
Sanctus: VIII de angelis
Agnus Dei: VIII de angelis
Communion: Mitte Manum (with Psalm verses)
Closing Hymn: Regina Caeli Jubila (possible -- not yet determined)
My boys loved their babysitter... a wonderful daughter of a home schooling friend (with a beautiful soprano voice). She sings with the cathedral choir and recently sang a beautiful solo... she sings so clearly... she sang right up to the high Bb in the piece effortlessly (or at least it seemed so from my vantage point).
I did manage to get a lot of housecleaning done today... but I left some of the fun for tomorrow morning. It is late...