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Less confrontational – Chant November 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, General Catholic, Latin Mass.

Hopefully, everyone can enjoy this – Dies Irae (Day of Wrath):

Thanks, Msgr. Pope!

I know we’ve now passed the “end times” at the end of the Liturgical year, but I think good chant is something that can be enjoyed at anytime.  Now that we are in the penitential season of Advent, a time of preparation for the great Feast to come, I plan to try to focus more on spiritual topics and less on confrontational issues like this Pope-condom thing, which is really annoying me for a number of reasons (one, I really like this Pope, and, two, I’m just not really in the mood to be so confrontational, constantly).

Here’s another good English version of the hymn composed by that great author of Catholic hymnody, St. Ambrose, Veni Redemptor Gentium (from the same source):

What a great hymn for Advent!


1. Chris Baker - November 30, 2010

Wonderful! Advent has some great chants: Veni, Veni Emmanuel (O Antiphons start Dec 17) and Creator Alma Siderum (aka Creator of the Stars at Night).

I’ve recently started chanting the office of Compline. During ordinary time you chant Salve Regina at the end of compline, but during Advent (and till Feb 2) it’s Alma Redemptoris Mater.

Another chant that I’ve just starting investigating is Vox Clara Ecce Intonat, which is to be sung only during mornings in Advent.

Fr Z has an interesting podcast on it, too.

2. FrDarryl - November 30, 2010

I’ve had Fauré’s ‘Libera me, Domine … Dies illa, dies iræ’ setting playing in my head for days.

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