Friday, July 28, 2006

OT 17 at the Cathedral

Prelude: Aria -- Flor Peeters

Entrance: The Church's One Foundation / AURELIA

Gloria: Carroll T. Andrews

Psalm 145: Gelineau

Celtic Alleluia

Offertory: God Has Spoken by His Prophets/ RUSTINGTON

Sanctus, etc.: Creation

Agnus Dei: Isele in D

Communion: Gift of Finest Wheat / BICENTENNIAL

Sortie: Father, We Thank Thee / RENDEZ A DIEU

Postlude: Andante -- John Stanley


This is going to be the fourth Sunday for RUSTINGTON. Last Sunday they really started singing this one. I think it will be a fine addition to our repertoire.



Anonymous said...

Just stumbled onto your site. Cool...Catholic musicians who know what the hell they're supposed to be doing at Mass. I love it!

I see you played a little diddy by Flor Peeters. I heard a sister play a number by him called "Monastic Piece" and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to weep and roll around on the floor of the church it was just so heavenly.

I looked all over for the sheet music and never did find it. Any suggestions?

Also, can you suggest any really good recordings of awesome organ music? I don't want the minor chord "Phantom of the Opera" sounding stuff but the sweet melodies that make you think there MUST be a God. And I want a high quality recording, not something I have to crank the volume to hear the quiet parts. Much appreciated.

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...


I'll have to think about that one, because honestly I don't have much in the way of organ recordings. I only buy them to hear specific pieces that I am learning. My latest purchase, that you may be interested in, is "Le Chemin de la Croix" by Marcel Dupre, played by Ben van Oosten on the Cavaille-Coll at St. Ouen. It's a series of musical meditations on the 14 Stations of the Cross. I will be performing it in its entirety in March. My choral recording library is much more extensive. I recommend "Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna", recorded by the LA Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich conducting.

Hope that helps a bit...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some heavy duty stuff there.

I have a CD (at which you would probably laugh) by the St. Olaf mixed chorus. It's a Christmas recording titled "What Wondrous Love". I love that CD! There are places where they sing so quietly - but still in perfect tune - that I have to crank the volume. I like to listen to it when I walk at night. The beauty of the human voice and the intricate harmonies, under a clear, starry sky, make me feel close to God. I want more CD's like that.

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll always accept more, though!