This digitally mastered collection of hymns and Masses sung by the Marian Sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) and the Mt. St. Michael Parish Choir is the closest thing to being in the choir loft. The unique CD was recorded nearly 20 years ago on an Otari four track and brings you soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices in unparalleled clarity and warmth. Separate SATB CD’s will also be available so choir members can easily learn their separate parts by merely listening.Most of the music was recorded during the First Masses of several CMRI priests. Altar microphones allow you to hear the Latin prayers of the Mass, the incensation of the altar and even the bells.Two Masses are featured: Palestrina’s Iste Confessor and a TTBB version of the Mass In Honor of Our Lady Queen of the Franciscan Order. Three Palestrina polyphonic (multiple part) compositions and 14 Catholic hymns are also included.The Latin title: Bone Pastor (pronounced bow nay pah store) and Haec Dies (pronounced ake dee ezz) mean the “Good Shepherd” (Jesus Christ) and “this day” (Easter Sunday).The devotion and prayerfulness of the choir make this recording something heavenly and thoroughly enjoyable. Since nearly everything was recorded live, there are rare occurrences of slight background noise that is no deterrent to the quality of the CD. This is in contrast to the ideal, sterile conditions found in a recording studio.It is no small miracle that this music was preserved. The tape even had to be cooked in a convection oven for hours to retain its contents. In spite of the age and natural deterioration of the original tape, the twin priests who made the final mix hope you enjoy this “little bit of Heaven.”
Over one hour of digitally remastered hymns and Masses recorded during the First Masses of Marian Priests.Includes a polyphonic Mass and hymns written by the great Palestrina.Altar microphones allow you to hear the Latin prayers of the Mass, the incensation of the altar, and even the bells.
Song Name1. Ave Maria -- Jacques Arcadelt2. Ave Maria -- Tomas de Victoria3. Adoro Te -- Traditional Anon.4. Ave Maria O Maiden O Mother -- Slovak Hymnal5. Bone Pastor -- Palestrina6. Dixit Maria -- J. Leo Hassler7. Exultate Deo -- Palestrina8. Haec Dies -- Oreste Ravanello9. Holy God -- P. Ritter10. Jesu Rex Admirabilis -- Palestrina11. Laudate Dominum -- C. Ett12. O Sacrum Convivium -- R. Remondi13. Kyrie Mass OLQFO -- Owen Da Silva O.F.M.14. Gloria Mass OLQFO -- Owen Da Silva O.F.M.15. Credo Mass OLQFO -- Owen Da Silva O.F.M.16. Sanctus Mass OLQFO -- Owen Da Silva O.F.M.17. Benedictus Mass OLQFO -- Owen Da Silva O.F.M.18. Agnus Dei Mass OLQFO -- Owen Da Silva O.F.M.19. Kyrie Mass Iste Confessor -- Palestrina20. Gloria Mass Iste Confessor -- Palestrina21. Sanctus Mass Iste Confessor -- Palestrina22. Benedictus Mass Iste Confessor -- Palestrina23. Agnus Dei Mass Iste Confessor -- Palestrina24. Regina Caeli Jubila -- 12 Century Anon.25. Regina Caeli -- Gregor Aichinger26. Salve Pater Salvatoris -- 14 Century27. Tantum Ergo -- Flor Peeters
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