Again this year the Sacred Music Colloquium included a Mass celebrated in Spanish: this time a votive Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with wonderful music of the Spanish Renaissance, on Thursday, July 4.
The Mass setting was La misa Caça by Cristobal de Morales, and the Mass included motets by Guerrero and de la Torre. The propers were sung in new plainchant adaptations by Janet Gorbitz and Jennifer Donelson. Music for the Mass can be viewed in the colloquium repertoire book at pages 103-134, except for a motet by Cornelius Verdonck of the Spanish Netherlands, which was a late substitution.
In April, the United States Bishops will publish the Third Edition of the Roman Missal in Spanish. To encourage seminarians, clergy, congregations and choir directors to learn the music, the Zipoli Institute will be offering a two-day conference in Spanish Sacred Music:
Fri, Apr 27 – Seminarians and Clergy
Sat, Apr 28 – Congregations and Choirs
Immediately following these conferences, and a mere 10 minute drive, Archbishop Alexander Sample will be celebrating a Solemn Pontifical High Mass on April 28 in the upper church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Paulus Institute is sponsoring this event as the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.