Thursday, 30 June 2011

Videos of the Juventutem Mass

The Schola Abelis was privileged to sing at a wonderful Solemn Mass celebrated for the London Juventutem group, in the newly restored church of St Patrick, Soho Square.

The polyphonists sang Victoria's Missa O quam gloriosum.

Here is a taste of it: Victoria's Kyrie.

Victoria's Sanctus and Benedictus.

There are more photos and commentary on the Mass here.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Newman Termly Mass: and videos

The President of the Newman Society this term is actually a member of the Schola, so it was appropriate that we sang for their termly Mass. It took place in the Oxford Oratory, and we had some splendid polyphony too - see videos below.
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More photos.

A selection of pieces from the Mass. The polyphony was by Guillaume Dufay, with the exception of a Byrd motet at the Offertory. Dufay was a highly influential composer of the 15th Century; see his Wikipedia entry.

A Gloria by Dufay.

The Greater and Lesser Alleluias.

The Offertory, Stetit Angelus, followed by a motet, Byrd's Memento salutis auctor.

The Benedictus, also by Dufay, sung after the Consecration.

The Communion (Angeli Archangeli) followed by motet, Dufay's Flos florum.

Friday, 10 June 2011

St William of York, Reading

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We sang for the Fraternity of St Peter apostolate in St William of York, Reading, last Sunday.
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Some more photos.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Term Card: Long Vacation 2011

Long Vacation 2011


Mon 11th July, Centenary of SS Edmund & Frideswide

Sung Mass 7pm, SS Edmund & Frideswide (Greyfriars)


Mon 15th, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

6pm Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine


Thurs 8th, Nativity of BVM,

6pm Sung Mass, SS Gregory & Augustine