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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Welsh Premiere

Roxanna Panufnik's Missa de Angelis  receives it's Welsh premiere at St Peter's Church, Routh, on Saturday the 3rd of July at 7.30 pm with the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, directed Dominic Neville, and the London Oratory School Schola, directed by Lee Ward. Tickets available from 020 7381 7684 or on the door. Panufnik's setting of the Gregorian melodies, of Mass VIII, was premiered at St James Spanish Place on the 7th of May. The composer has prepared three versions (1) a version with brass octet and (2) with organ accompaniment. Finally, (3) a 'congregational' version which will be 'pared down to something everyone can sing at their weekly Masses.'

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