|—||Pope Benedict (via papacitobenedicto)|
Benedictine Abbot Michael Zielinski discusses his role as head of the office of art and architecture at the Vatican’s liturgical office.
so many different colored vestments at once
Truly Divine Liturgy. For those of you who don’t think beautiful exalted liturgy matters to God…ummm…try reading about the Ark of the Covenant or the heavenly worship depicted in St. John’s Apocalypse…yeah…turns out it’s kind of a big deal.
|—||Bishop James D. Conley (Lincoln)|
At a party, one of the guests sat in a corner and sang and sang and sang. Normally I would like this. Unfortunatly her voice…., well, not my thing. A friend and I sat down close by and at a break, my friend asked me if I thought she was wonderful. All of a sudden all the voices stopped and people looked at me as if I were E.F. Hutton. All I could do was stammer out a yes. Would me being the critic be kind? Who cares what I think anyway? Jesus was pleased with her hymn singing and that’s all that matters.
I heard her signing at church and she sounded fine on the lower registers. So I hope she keeps it up, and I hope she finds an honest coach who will tell her to stay there.
Just to note: I am a horrible singer too. When I sing my eyes want to explode.
It is time for praise and devotion!
Thank you Jesus, for my blessed life. Please forgive my sins. Bless us with peace, and please help and protect my beloved wherever he goes. Amen
I. LES CLOCHES DE SOLESMES
II. KYRIE 9 (MODE 1) (from 2:08)
III. GLORLA 9 (MODE 7) (from 4:31)
IV. SANGTUS 9 (MODE 5) (from 8:06)
V. AGNUS DEI 9 (MODE 5) (from 9:58)
VI. KYRIE 11 (MODE 1) (from 11:37)
VII. CREDO I (MODE 4) (from 14:01)
VIII. INTROITUS: DOMINUS DIXIT AD ME (MODE 2) (from 18:29)
IX. INTROITUS: PUER NATUS EST (MODE 7) (from 20:37)
X. ALLELUIA: DIES SANCTIFICATUS (MODE 2) (from 23:51)
XI. INTROITUS: REQUIEM (MODE 6) (from 26:26)
XII. SEQUENTIA: DIES IRAE (MODE 1) (from 28:27)
XIII. HYMNUS: PANGE, LINGUA GLORIOSI LAUREAM CERTAMINIS (MODE 1) (from 35:03)
XIV. GRADUALE: HAEC DIES (MODE 2) (from 40:27)
XV. SEQUENTIA: VICVTIMAE PASCHALI (MODE 1) (from 43:31)
XVI. SEQUENTIA: VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS (MODE 1) (from 45:19)
Choir Of The Monks Of The Abbey Of Saint-Pierre De Solesmes
Dom Joseph Gajard
Dom Jean Claire (XVI)
|—||Pope Pius X, Tra le Sollecitudini (via cecilia37)|
So today, while I was driving home from work listening to my favourite classical station, a beautiful song started playing called Benedictus. And I thought, Oh, this is just glorious. I don’t think it could get any better.
Then a chorus of people started singing and tears came to my eyes.
I’m not surprised at all that this was composed by Karl Jenkins. Those my age would recognize Karl Jenkins from a television commercial that was popular in the 90s for Zales Diamonds called Palladio. His music is simply divine.