Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Vespers May 18th, St. John Berchmans

Our schola will be singing for part of the prelude music for the Vespers service to be held at St. John Berchmans on May 18th. We are so pleased to be able to participate in this and hope our music will be inspiring...

We'll be singing about 15 minutes' worth of the prelude music that will begin about 6:30 pm (Vespers begins at 7:00 pm). Our chants will be alternated with choir music and instrumental music . Here is the working list we have so far. We may make some slight changes, but this is what we've been working on... We have only the one piece of polyphony that we'll do -- Adoramus te, Christe... otherwise it is all chant.

1st 5 minutes:

Ave Maris Stella (B)
Agnus Dei de Angelis (VIII)
O Salutaris Hostia
Regina Caeli Jubila

2nd 5 minutes:

Victimae paschali
Kyrie Orbis Factor (XI)
Adoramus te, Christe (polyphony)
Regina Caeli
Ave Maria antiphona

3rd 5 minutes:

Ave Verum Corpus
Sanctus de Angelis (VIII)
Ego sum
Veni Sancte Spiritus (sequence for Pentecost)

We'll be working hard this last bit of time before then, so I may not be posting much... between the excitement for the ordination/installation of our new bishop and moving, I'm a bit busy.

Only a short while until I head for Chicago and my Chant Intensive course, too...

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