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Adrian Willaert: O magnum mysterium

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his O Magnum mysterium, which he composed for the 4th responsorial for the Office of Matins on Christmas Day.

This performance is by the Cappella Marciana, Marco Gemmani – conductor.

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Adrian Willaert: Missa Christus resurgens

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Missa Christus Resurgens, which he composed for Easter Sunday.

This performance is by the Oxford Cammerata.

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Adrian Willaert: Lauda Ierusalem

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Lauda Ierusalem, a polyphonic composition using Psalm 118 as the libretto.

This performance is by the Currende Choir accompanied by the Concerto Palatino Ensemble with Erik Van Nevel, conducting.

At 5 P.M., FromRome.Info brings you a selection of sacred music from Catholic composers throughout the ages, for your edification and to help us all realize how profoundly inimical the Aggiornamento has been to Catholic worship.

 

Adrian Willaert: Magnificat sex toni

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Magnificat, the Hymn composed by Our Lady to praise the Incarnation, on the occasion of her visit to Saint Elizabeth.

This performance is by the Oxford Cammerata.

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Adrian Willaert: Ave Maria

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Ave Maria, which in the Fifteen Century was an antiphon for Marian Feasts. The sublime reverence and polyphonic composition evokes the grace and nobility of Saint Gabriel the Archangel who uttered these words and who undoubtedly was accompanied by a host of Angelic persons on his august mission to propose the Salvation of the world, to the Holy Virgin.

The Ave here is not that which we say today, but includes a more elaborated paraphrase of the Angel’s words and ends with a prayer from the faithful: Ora pro nobis.

This performance is by the Oxford Cammerata.

At 5 P.M., FromRome.Info brings you a selection of sacred music from Catholic composers throughout the ages, for your edification and to help us all realize how profoundly inimical the Aggiornamento has been to Catholic worship.

 

Adrian Willaert: Te Deum Patrum

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Te Deum Patrem, the Hymn of Praise chanted at Matins on Sundays.

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Adrian Willaert: O Salutaris Hostia

Today we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his O Salutaris Hostia, the Antiphon inspired by the poem by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the feast of Corpus Christi.

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Adrian Willaert: Pater, peccavi

This Ash Wednesday, we continue our perusal of the sacred repertoire of Adrian Willaert, with his Pater, peccavi, the Antiphon inspired by the words of Christ in His parable of the prodigal son, a most fitting piece for today’s meditation on our own sinfulness.

At 5 P.M., FromRome.Info brings you a selection of sacred music from Catholic composers throughout the ages, for your edification and to help us all realize how profoundly inimical the Aggiornamento has been to Catholic worship.

 

Adrian Willaert: Verbum bonum et suave

Today, we continue our perusal of the sacred polyphony with one of the greatest Catholic composers of the 16th Century, Adrian Willaert, the founder of the Venetian School of polyphony.

Adrian Willaert, born at Rumbeke, near Roeselare, in western Flanders (now modern Belgium) around 1490 A.D.. He went to Paris to study law, but ended up studying music with Jean Mouton, whose repertoire has already been featured here at FromRome.Info. After his studies, he persued a career in musical composition in Italy.

According to anecdote, when he arrived at Rome, he found that his composition, Verbum bonum et suave was being sung by the Sistine Choir every feast of Our Lady, as if it were a piece by Josquin des Pres. When he informed them it was his own, they never sang it again.

At 5 P.M., FromRome.Info brings you a selection of sacred music from Catholic composers throughout the ages, for your edification and to help us all realize how profoundly inimical the Aggiornamento has been to Catholic worship.