Friday, May 18, 2007

Musical News

I know this has been on a couple of other blogs a few days ago but I meant to say what a wonderful idea this is at the FSSP church in Rome.

May 23rd, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at San Gregorio dei Muratori, Via Leccosa 75 (off Piazza Nicosia), the Fondazione Elsa Peretti with the collaboration of the Associazione Pro Missa Romana is sponsoring a recitation of the Most Holy Rosary in Latin with musical accompaniment.
Gregorian Antiphon
Ave Maris Stella
Francesco Soriano (1548-1621)
Canon CIII Sopra l'Ave Maris Stella
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
Sonata del Rosario XII L'Ascensione di Cristo -Intrada
Aria tubicinum - Alemanda - Courente - Double
Anonimo (prima metà XVIII sec.)
Ach amoris dolcissima poena
mottetto per Soprano, Viola d'amore e Basso Continuo
Ach Amoris, Aria
Sed in hac poena, Recitativo
Tu o mi Jesu, Aria
Pablo Bruna (1611-1679)
Tiento de Secondo Tono por G-sol-re-ut
Sobre la letania de la Virgen
This will be the first in a series of Rosaries which will be recited at the principal Marian shrines of Rome. Elsa Peretti has dedicated these events to Our Lady and to the recovery of the sacred through the traditional rites of the liturgy. This first Rosary is in memory of Nando Peretti.
I think I imagined this is the kind of thing I had hoped to promote as a priest whereas now I count it a major triumph if I manage to persuade the folk group to drop the `Peruvian` Gloria in favour of the `Lourdes`.
I was giving serious thought at the end of 2005 to joining the FSSP, but then all the Motu Mania started and I decided to wait and see how things turned out. It`s been a very, very long wait. It seems there may be some light at the end of the tunnel given the words of Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos in the last few days.
In the meantime there are some treats to look forward to. We are continuing the Chant Sundays at Forest Hall which consists of a few simple parts of the ordinary. We have the occasional Missa Cantata on a Saturday morning and there is the annual Brinkburn Mass in September. The music will be interesting as this time it is proposed to have the Byrd propers for the birthday of Our Lady with the ordinary sung in chant.
In the meantime the wait goes on.


Anonymous said...

Well we need good parish priests as yourself to help the diocese but I do totally sympathise with you over contemplating joining the FSSP.

Keep up the good work. You will be rewarded in Heaven father.

Anonymous said...

How about hosting a chant workshop Father? I keep reading about these taking place down South - it would be fun to have one here!

Alnwickian said...

How did this 'musical rosary' work? Was the rosary said between the musical items?

Fr Michael Brown said...

Alnwickian, I imagine the decades of the Rosary are said where there are astericks in the programme. Just a guess.

Fr Michael Brown said...

Anonymous, I`d be happy to have a chant workshop. There was one not long ago at the Sage music centre in Gateshead and the parish paid for parishioners to go.