Marian Pieces of Music

May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother, and there are some beautiful Marian pieces of music that deserve better attention than they currently receive. Here are a few of those lesser-known pieces for your prayerful reflection and enjoyment.

Ave Maris Stella – Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474):

Ave Maria – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594):

Ave Maria – Fr. Robert Parsons (1535-1571):

Ave Maria – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):

Ave Maria – Anton Bruckner (1824-1896):

Maria, Mater Gratiae – Gabriel Faure (1825-1924):

Ave Maris Stella – Edward Grieg (1843-1907):

Musical Meditations for this Passiontide

With not being able to attend Holy Mass, this season’s Sacred Music, from the rich patrimony of the Church’s treasures, might escape us. To avoid that unfortunate situation, the following are some titles of pieces and their links so that you might prayerfully listen to them as if you were hearing them here at All Saints.

O Vos Omnes – Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548 – 1611) O all you who walk by on the road, pay attention and see: if there be any sorrow like my sorrow. Pay attention, all people, and look at my sorrow: if there be any sorrow like my sorrow.

Miserere Mei – Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652) The entirety of Psalm 50…

Seven Last Words of Christ – Cesar Franck (1822 – 1890)

Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)  Behold how the righteous man dies and no one understands. Righteous men are taken away and no one considers. The righteous man has been taken away from present iniquity and his memory shall be in peace. As a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth: He was taken from prison and from judgement. And his memory shall be in peace.

Miserere Nostri – Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)  Have mercy on us Lord, have mercy on us..

Crucifixus – Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)  He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, He suffered and was buried.

Christ The King, October 27

Christ the King is Sunday, October 27. Established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 in a call to “restore all things in Christ,” the feast was placed on the last Sunday of October in proximity to All Saints’ and All Souls’ days, proclaiming Christ as King over all the Church and the world, as well to counteract “Reformation Sunday” in Protestant circles, which occurs the same day.

The 10:30 Solemn High Mass will include a small orchestra and conclude with a Eucharistic procession around the block (weather permitting) and Benediction. All are encouraged to attend!

August Choir Camp

Registration forms for the first annual choir camp from August 19-22 are available in the vestibule and can be turned in as described above. The camp will conclude on Thursday, August 22 with a High Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please contact Jacob Flaherty at (612) 801-5467 if there are questions or for more information.

Organ Recital September 16

Organist Dr. Ray Bannon presents works by Bach, Kuhnau, Couperin, and Guilmant, plus choral preludes by Pachelbel, Gilbert Martin, and Brahms. A reception will follow. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit organ repair and maintenance.

Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
4030 Jackson St. NE.