Monday 28 February 2011

Videos of the Pilgrimage to Caversham

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Last Saturday the Schola sang for the Latin Mass Society's annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Caversham. There was an important shrine to Our Lady in Caversham from before the Norman Conquest to the Reformation, and this was restored in 1958. Today it boasts a lovely medieval shrine image, a large, polychromed wooden Madonna and Child; Our Lady was crowned to mark the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the shrine. This is the second year that the LMS has organised a pilgrimage there.

It was a Votive Mass of Our Lady (after Septuagesima). (When we sang there last year, it was the Ember Saturday of Lent, which was interesting.) Not having any polyphonists with us, we sang as a vested schola from the front of the nave.

Here is the Introit, with the Kyrie from Mass IX.

The Gradual Benedicta et venerabilis, and Tract Gaude Maria Virgo

The Offetory Felix namque est.

See the LMS Chairman blog for more on the Mass; see here for more photos.

Friday 25 February 2011

Videos of Septuagesima

The Schola was privileged to sing at a splendid Solemn Mass celebrated by a visiting FSSP priest at St William of York, Reading: Fr Alfaro had come all the way from the Fraternity mission in Colombia. For more about the Mass see here.

Intoit Circumdederunt

Gradual Adjutor in opportunitatibus, Tract De profundis

Offertory Bonum est confiteri

Communion Illumina faciem tuam

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Videos of St Agatha Mass

On 5th Feb we were in the Chapel of Milton Manor House, a historic Catholic house near Abingdon, where Fr Anthony Conlon sang Mass which we accompanied. The feast was St Agatha, who has special propers of particular interest: the Communion antiphon is highly unusual in not being from scripture, but instead refers to her legend, and in particular the miraculous restoration of her breasts which had been cut off during the course of her mistreatment before her martyrdom: 'mamilam meam meo pectori restituere'. The picture above shows St Peter curing her.

Our polyphonists sang Joseph Obrecht's Missa de tous biens pleyne.


Gradual & Alleluia

Offertory with Offertory verses

Obrecht's Sanctus & Benedictus

A polyphonic Ave Regina Caelorum, by Leonel Power.

For a report on this Mass see here.