Thursday, June 2, 2016

Requiem Matris Meae

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of my dear mother, Theresa Page.  She died Tuesday evening (May 31) at about 11:30 PM.  She had been ill for quite some time.  She was a month and a half shy of turning 84.

This Monday, I will be organist and cantor for her funeral Mass at Saint Aidan's Church in Cumberland, RI.  This is the parish where I spent most of my teen years, and was my mother's parish for 39 years.

My mother made two musical requests: Make me a channel of your peace and How Great Thou Art.  Apart from those two, the music will be very much the same material I use at my regular parish, Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick, RI.


Improvisation on Requiem Aeternum
Requiem Aeternam (Mode VI)
Lift high the cross ("Crucifer")
Psalm 23: R./ My shepherd is the Lord; nothing indeed shall I want (Gelineau)
Alleluia (Marier)
Make me a channel of your peace (Temple)
Mass XVIII (Pro Defunctis) (S, Ag)
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen (excerpted from Sanctus of Mass VIII)
Lux Aeterna (Mode VII)
How Great Thou Art (Hine)
I believe that my Redeemer Lives (H. St. Louis)
In Paradisum (Mode VII/VIII)
Improvisation on In Paradisum

Quod scripsi, scripsi!


Bear said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Brian Michael Page said...

Thank you, Bear!