A review of music written using Latin texts in service of the liturgy of the Catholic Church encompassing music written in all periods with a concentration on contemporary composers.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekend Roundup

Sunday 27th of June, 2010. 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Latin Music by recent composers noted this weekend in the UK.

Noted this weekend is the use of Wilton's Ave Maria a 4 and Tantum Ergo at St Etheldreda's, Ely Place, (OF 11am). The Mass Ordinary will be the Missa in hon. S. Thom. Mori by Arthur Oldham (1926-2003). At Vespers and Benediction at the London Oratory (3.30 p.m.) the Russill hymn verse setting of Lucis Creator III will be used.  Also of interest is the use of Stravinsky's Mass at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (OF 11am). Whilst originally presented outside of a liturgical context Stravinsky was emphatic that he wanted it to be used liturgically. It is one of the few works by Stravinsky that were not commissioned and seems to have been written for purely spiritual motives between 1946 and 1948.

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