Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pärt’s magnificent Beatitudes setting

I’m not sure how this is legal, but here is a very good recording of Arvo Pärt’s setting of the Beatitudes:

I will never understand why someone decided that the gospel reading for All Saints (in the pre-V2 Missal, mind you!) should *not* include the part of the Beatitudes that talks about “prophets”. Duh...


At Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:57:00 PM, Blogger ScholarChanter said...

I dunno about the gospel reading, but the Pärt sound wonderful! For how many voices is it scored?

There is a discussion on the music used during the papal liturgies during B16's visit - you two may want to comment..

At Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:59:00 PM, Blogger Cantor said...

It’s SATB.

Hehe, I am abstaining from the discussions about the Papal liturgy music, except to say that having an American Idol winner sing Schubert “Ave” at a Papal Mass was about as “good liturgy” as “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” sung as a funeral responsorial psalm to a honky-tonk guitar accompaniment.


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