Our Chant Group meeting this Wednesday coincides with Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, our cue to learn and sing some beautiful chant for the season.
Our new psalm is Ps 130 (129), ‘Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,’ one of the seven penitential psalms, sung to a simple repeated melodic formula or psalm tone.
The office hymn for Compline during Lent is ‘O Christ, who art the light and day,’ which we’ll sing tonight in English, and later on in Latin.  It can be found in the New English Hymnal no. 61.
‘Attende Domine’ (Hear us, O Lord) is the Benediction for Lent, also known as the Lent Prose.  We will learn the refrain in Latin and sing it with this recording.
There will be not one, but two Marian antiphons tonight: Alma Redemptoris Mater, and Ave Regina Caelorum which is the appointed antiphon for Lent right through to Holy Week.  Here is the link to Alma Redemptoris Mater and here is the link to Ave Regina Caelorum.
I hope this sounds interesting, and look forward to seeing you in the Parish Hall on Wednesday evening at 7.30

New members most welcome. Please contact Sarah Clay (Director of Music) 0488 133 645 sarahanneclay@gmail.com

 

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