Adventus

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Advent 22 2013


O Ruler of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart, O Keystone of the mighty arch of humankind: Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

You've inspired me to go back and look at the Gregorian settings of these antiphons and it's been a revelation. Instead of the usual coolness that so many Gregorian performances give, those are warm and joyous. Maybe I should go back and dig out my Liber Usualis and review more.

Thank you, RMJ, for your writing and your support and your always informed criticism.

8:26 AM  
Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

Oh, I should have guessed, you can download it as a pdf nowadays.

http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/music/gregorian-chant/choir/liber-usualis-1961.pdf

8:28 AM  

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