Monday, November 24, 2008

Rome Feast of S. Cecilia...

Just a taste. On the universal liturgical calendar Nov. 22, for Latin rite Catholics, is the feast of St. Cecilia (typical edition of the Roman Missal).

The music here is what is special. The Mass was by G.P. da Palestrina (Exsultate Deo, etc.) and the choir was the "Pueri Cantores" of Rome.

The Comune of Rome gave in homage the chalice as a gift which was presented by Rome's new mayor.

Mass was sung by His Eminence Tomas Card. Spidlik over the tomb of S. Cecilia.


Anonymous said...

Well, listening to that singing, it's clear that at least in one thing the has been no change since the Council - that choir is still dreadful!

qualcosa di bello said...

i guess i should have come a week earlier!