Monday, May 02, 2005

Why Gregorian Chant is the official music of the Mass

Gregorian Chant from Brazil

I know it's sentimental, but my favorite Mass setting is the Missa de angelis (Mass VIII). We had First Holy Communion at our chapel on Sunday and the children's choir chanted the Kyrie beautifully.

5 Comments:

At 11:34 AM, Blogger David Hopkins said...

I broke out my old copy of "Chant -The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos" after attending my first TLM. Remember that one? It was a surprise bestseller about 10 years ago. I have been listening to it on the way home from work - very uplifting and soothing.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger dcs said...

Gregorian Chant is, after all, the language of the angels, as Paul VI once said.

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger David Hopkins said...

You can listen to free Gregorian chant here:

http://homepage.oninet.pt/862mch/

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Rogers Gossett said...

I like the de Angelis as well. When we occasionally have High Mass at our chapel (SSPX), it's always the de Angelis. I'm thankful for it because it made learning the Credo and the Gloria in Latin much easier for me.

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger dcs said...

I still don't know the Gloria!

Anyway, the de angelis is popular because it's so easy to learn and most trad chapels don't have the resources to have a schola that knows more than one Mass setting.

 

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