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Schola sings Mass and Vespers at St Peter’s, Sunday 24 February

February 17, 2013

St Peter's dome int 2

Next Sunday (24 February) at St Peter’s, Rome, The Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School will join the Basilica’s own choir, the Cappella Giulia, to sing Capitular Mass and Vespers. 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia’s foundation and during the course of the year, this venerable choir will be joined by others from around the world to sing at St Peter’s. Next Sunday is the first such collaboration. At Mass, the Ordinary will be sung by both choirs and the Propers will be sung by the Cappella Giulia. The Motets, by Spanish renaissance composer Cristobal de Morales and the English Tudor composer William Byrd, will be sung by the Schola Cantorum. At the end of Mass, both choirs, situated opposite each other in the two transepts of the Altar of the Chair, will sing the sublime double-choir motet Adoramus te, Christe by the late renaissance Slovenian composer Jacob Handl.

At Vespers, the Hymn, Psalms and Magnificat will be sung to Gregorian Chant with polyphonic alternatims by Ingegneri, Cima and Lassus. At the close of Vespers, the Schola will sing Ave Maria by the English Tudor composer Robert Parsons. The full music list is as follows:

Cappella Giulia, Director, Revd. Pierre Paul O.M.V.
Schola Cantorum, Director, Charles Cole

MASS 1030
Before Mass: Miserere mei, William Byrd (1542/3-1623) [Schola]
Introit: Tibi dixit, Graduale Romanum [Cappella Giulia]
Kyrie XVII, Gregorian Chant [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Psalm: Magna est, Gregorian Chant [Schola Cantor]
Credo IV, Gregorian Chant [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Offertory: Peccantem me quotidie, Cristobal Morales (c.1500-1553) [Schola]
Sanctus XVII, Gregorian Chant [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Agnus Dei XVII, Gregorian Chant [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Communion: Visionem, Graduale Romanum [Cappella Giulia]
Civitas sancti tui, William Byrd [Schola]
Ave verum, William Byrd [Schola]
Recessional: Adoramus te, Christe, Jacob Handl (1550-1591) [Double Choir, Cappella Giulia and Schola]

Hymn: Audi benigne conditor, Gregorian Chant/Marc’ Antonio Ingegneri (c.1545/50-1592) [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Psalms: 109, 113, Gregorian Chant [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Canticle: 1 Peter 2, Gregorian Chant/Fauxbourdon, Giovanni Paolo Cima (c.1570-1622) [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Magnificat: Gregorian Chant/Magnificat Primi Toni (1567), Orlande de Lassus (1530/2-1594) [Cappella Giulia and Schola alternatim]
Recessional: Ave Maria, Robert Parsons (c.1530-1570) [Schola]

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