9 Replies to “Three versions of Resurrexi”

  1. Oh, I LOVE the Ensemble Organum version. My schola is learning some of the wonderful pedal tone chants and they sound awesome. I have at least 2 basses with the nice low colour and they're glad to be closer to their natural tessitura.

  2. I have no quibble with any of these. The ladies, however, sound particularly musical. That's a wholly subjective assessment but I found their singing very beautiful with a ringing, clear tone.

  3. I had to drive a distance this morning to a Traditional Mass to hear Gregorian Propers and be 're-connected' to Catholic tradition after I attended the Vigil Mass at a local parish where the liturgy had almost zero authentic liturgical music, broadway style singing, commercial piano tunes, plus girls in the sanctuary in cassocks.

    They are happy to join hand during 'Our Father,' but no one remembers to kneel when we receive our Lord anymore.

    In the absence of 2000 years of Church' tradition, I couldn't experience and share the Catholic faith in that liturgy that I cherish and converted for.

  4. Before Mass today, I addressed the congregation saying that today would sing an introit rather than JCRT. I explained that what this introit has that "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" doesn't is this intimate prayer Jesus offers to the Father, "How wonderful your wisdom… how great your care for me." What a privilege we have to enter into this private prayer with Christ. And how liberating it is to know that our Church has already given us the right music for today!
    I am glad to say we used Fr. Kelly's setting today. I never thought English could be so beautiful. This introit reflects an amazing skill in maintaining the traditional chant melodic shape that goes beyond just setting the English text to old neumes. Here is something more, – maybe a melody reshapened by an awareness of deeper structure of the logic and grammar behind the text. Thank you Fr. Kelly!

  5. The norm for reception of Communion in the Ordinary Form in the United States is standing, not kneeling.

  6. The norm for reception of Communion in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Catholic church is kneeling.

  7. It's not about 'norm,' it's our manner and attitude. We have a choice. Kneeling requires utmost humility which we can express to our Lord at the communion.

  8. Our Pope shows us by example of 'kneeling and on the tongue only.' He is teaching us gently but strongly without imposing on us.

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