Tuesday 10 May 2011

Polyphony for Our Lady and Bl J.H. Newman

The schola sang for the Pilgrimage to Littlemore organised jointly by the LMS, Juventutem Oxford and the Oxford Newman Society. Here are some videos from Mass, which was a votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with variations for Paschal time.

The Mass propers are mostly modern, though as is usual they are based on earlier chants. The only one which appears in the 1908 Gradual is the first of the Alleluias.

Introit, and Brumel Kyrie

Offertory, Exsultavit, followed by a polyphonic motet, Brumel's Sub tuum praesidium.

Polyphony for St George

At the Mass for the feast of St George we had a polyphonic Regina Caeli. This setting of the Regina Caeli is by Robert White (c. 1538 – 1574), an English Catholic composer.

Monday 9 May 2011

Schola Abelis at the Spanish Place workshop with Dom Lelièvre

Several members of the Schola Abelis were at the 'advanced students' sessions of this workshop in London with Dom Yves-Marie Lelièvre, Choirmaster at the Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, France. It was a great occasion.
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