At first you think “cool!” then try picture that at Mass…
From the com box: This kind of vestments were expressly forbidden by the Ceremoniale Episcoporum: ”Omnia paramenta, tam altaris, quam celebrantis, et ministrorum, librorum, et faldistorii sint nigra, et in his nullae imagines mortuorum, vel cruces albae ponantur”
which seems to mean “everything (vestments and stuff) are black and no images of death or white crosses” White crosses might be linked to gravestones.
As an aside, did you ever notice the tune for the Tract at a funeral according to 1962 Roman Rite and earlier, uses the same tune as the Canticles from the Easter vigil, thus musically linking the funeral to the promise of the Resurrection?
Requiem aternam dona eis Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Requiescant in pace.
Looking for clips for my hymnbook blog.
I’m looking for the Litany of Our Lady as in the Liber Usualis - but not the first tune, the second tune.
I put together the book from what they were singing at the time at the Maternal Heart of Mary Church, thinking that was representative of general Gregorian chant. But they have their own idiosyncracies.
Anyway, this clip is neither - it’s a new composition, but it is soooo beautiful!
But if anyone has a recording of the second tune for the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Liber Usualis, please let me know! It’s a tough one to record with the kids to keep the energy up. The seminarians in this recording are doing very well - I’m at the 7min mark - loved that swell just before the end of the invocations to Mary.
And Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
Renewing resolution to get everyone doing some regular music practice.
And more about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s arrangemnt of Ode to Joy can be found at Ukulele Hunt.
Also reminds me to keep working on Jesu Rex Admirabilis.
And get that organ stuff happening too.
Adoro te, sung in a sort of canonical, overlapping way. Great video of Pope Benedict XVI though.
A New Book of Old Hymns p 38