Sunday, April 27, 2008

I GOT TO HEAR A REALLY NICE LOST 45

This one may be the topic of a future Catholic Lost 45's episode for Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!

The Communion hymn at St. John the Baptist Church in Pawtucket today was Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty (text: Janet Stuart, d. 1914; tune: DOHMNACH TRIONOIDE). I only know of two books who carry this text: Pius X Hymnal, and Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles.

The only other church in all of Rhode Island that I've ever heard play this hymn is at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Providence, at my daughter Jessica's Confirmation.

The hymn is absolutely gorgeous! I wish more hymnals would grab this hymn. OCP, GIA, WLP, and LitPress please take note, and even the publishers of the St. Michael and Adoremus Hymnals!

Peace,
BMP

2 comments:

baric said...

Brian,

Thanks for sharing the tip on "Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty" with its text by Sacred Heart Sister Janet Erskine Stuart (1857-1914).
I found the score in The Pius X Hymnal and I gave a copy to Dr. Randall DeBruyn for next year's gathering of Music Issue editors. They're the group that considers titles for inclusion in the annual books (and they're always open to suggestions).
Again, thanks!
-Bari (@ ocp in rainy portl@nd)

Michelle said...

GIA has it already....

thanks for sharing the lovely music!