Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Cappella Giulia

Fr. Pierre Paul, the force behind the new musical renaissance at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, has opened up a website completely dedicated to the musical life of the Vatican's Basilica, with a focus on Gregorian chant and polyphony. Here we have a very beautiful thing: the Vatican setting a liturgical model for the Catholic Church around the world.

The site is

It will post the liturgical schedule and a list of music sung (already you can see the chants from the Graduale here), and also here some great recordings, among which already:

Alma Redemptoris Mater Palestrina

Ave maris Stella - Perosi

Finita iam sunt proelia - Palestrina

Hym. Christe Redemptor omnium

Kyrie Octavi Toni - Lassus