Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Candlemas Missa Cantata
I meant to take more pictures than I was able to of last night's Candlemas. Though the whole celebration was two hours long, the time went by quickly due to all the details that needed my attention. Missa Cantata requires a good deal of concentration, watching Father's back and catching all the little clues as to what happens next. We had a guest schola, Schola Vox Clara directed by Dr. Patricia Warren. It would not have looked good for the parish Music Director to be neglecting our guests.
The above picture is of Father reading the prayers of Blessing of the Candles prior to distribution of candles. Here's a brief sound clip of the schola chanting Arcadelt's Ave Maria. I forgot to turn the recorder on at the beginning of the motet. Click on the link and your default media player will play the sound clip.
Ave Maria by Arcadelt