Gabriel Fauré composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. I wonder if he thought it would be sung at Mass in 2012 in Macon, Georgia? I wonder if Bishop Annibale Bugnini would have thought so too? God acts in mysterious ways...The major mistake that should not have happened and threw me into major discombobulation around the time following the Pater Noster is that I had warned the deacon acting in the sub deacon capacity not to forget to take the ciboria from the credence table to the altar when the chalice was placed on the altar at the Offertory. HE ALONG WITH THE PAROCHIAL VICAR ACTING AS DEACON FORGOT...Read more and see the entire Mass at Father McDonald's blog, Southern Orders. Join Fr. McDonald, music director Nelda Chapman, and the CMAA at St. Joseph's in January for the Winter Chant Intensive. Registration deadline is approaching.
Nathan Knutson, cathedral and diocesan director of sacred music, performing artist, father, lecturer on sacred music