Friday, December 30, 2011

NOW THIS IS HOW THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS SHOULD BE SUNG! LISTEN FOR CONGREGATIONAL PARTICIPATION

WHY THE VATICAN CHOIR CAN'T BE THIS GOOD IS BEYOND ME!
Please note where the choir is. This is classic for a cathedral and goes back to the 4th century in style.
Listen to the Introit by the schola after the processional congregational hymn and the lovely woman in the Santa's hat!

Father Dawid did this almost as well. We did it as a prelude before our Processional and we sang the Latin Introit prior to the processional.

A wonderful Latin Gloria!

A fantastic Sanctus:

The Our Father a wonderful English version

The communion antiphon (wow)

The Dismissal and Marian Hymn before recessional in Latin, listen to the congregation!

3 comments:

Henry Edwards said...

"WHY THE VATICAN CHOIR CAN'T BE THIS GOOD IS BEYOND ME!"

Because they're not English but Italian? Seriously, I've heard competent people say that every cathedral choir in England is better than any in Italy. But, actually, it may also have something to do with the horrendous acoustics of St. Peter's.

J. S. Bock said...

Having sung in a number of pretty decent choirs, choruses, and scholas, and having watched the Vatican choirs a few times on TV, I think they aren't very good because the lack discipline. Members are looking everywhere except at the director!

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

And being half Italian, I can appreciate that cultural peculiarity; we're not always focused but looking at everything else. Fortunately my Scottish (British) side is more disciplined.