This is one of my all time favorite pieces of music (and there are many.) A beautiful, thought provoking rendition, to boot.
Lisa Graas had a posting of the Scarlatti Stabat Mater, and that reminded me of the Pergolesi piece, which I find so extraordinary and beautiful.
Here are two other versions…
I can never decide which one I like the best.
Perfect for the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, upon which one meditate’s this day.
I love this Pie Jesu, by Duruffle.
This photo was taken after everything was done and right before I left. I realized I had left the lights on upstairs, and had to take another hike back up to the top.
But, this morning I played the Duruffle Pie Jesu on this organ, which is about three stories up and a block away from the string players and the soloist.
It’s the kind of challenge I thrive on. St. Mary’s Assumption is a beautiful church, by the way.
Lots of stairs were involved.
What is this way up at the top of the arches, high above the sanctuary? An all seeing eye looks over the Church… Makes one wonder, it does.
It was a beautiful, prayerful, and musical morning in the Church.
I followed up with a trip out to St. Louis Cemetery #3, and found the gravesite of Margaret Haughery.
But that’s another story, for another time…
John Michael Talbot speaks about music he is writing for the new translation of the Mass.
Pray Tell is a fun weblog which seems to be offering a lot about the upcoming Mass translation changes.
And I only say that after coming across an article about Michael Joncas, who’s writing a new musical setting for the Mass.
Here is a version of the Lord’s Prayer, by Joncas. It’s a 4 part, Russian Orthoxdox meeets John Rutter type of treatment. (Well… it is.)
And then there’s Sing the New Mass from the folks over at World Library Publications.
Sylvane at Easter You can preview their offerings there.
Feeling Fluish… Just the Weblog of late… Out and about, so to check out:
The Recovering Choir Director promises future leisure reading. I can relate to being a recovering choir director / organist / sacred musician and now, recovering priest: it’s brutal on the front lines! The gates of hell are no place to spend an eternity.
World news: The drama continues over Obama’s Birth Certificate. Sheesh…. what’s the big deal about a birth certificate? Most of us keep them handy, we take them when evacuating for storms, etc. Why expect any less from the president?
A new NASA study demonstrates that Solar Cycles are responsible for past warming, not mankind.
Just for fun: A Blonde-Star rescue call.
A cop confiscates marijuana, then bakes it in brownies and is calls 911 reporting his overdose.
Off to heal…