A happy feast of Assumption to all!
Schola Marianum will sing for the 7pm solemn high mass, and we have a new motet this year, based on the text of the Offertory proper, to offer in honor of Our Lady’s feast.
Music for the 7pm mass:
Missa Brevis – by Palestrina
Assumpta est Maria – by Prenner
Translation: Mary is taken up into heaven,
the Angels rejoice, praising, they bless God.
Ave Maria … Virgo Serena – By des Prez
Translation: Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee, serene Virgin.
Hail, thou whose Conception,
Full of great joy,
Fills heaven and earth
With new gladness.
Hail, thou whose Nativity
Became our great celebration,
As the light-bearing Morning Star
anticipates the true Sun.
Hail, faithful humility,
Fruitful without man,
Was our salvation.
Hail, true virginity,
Was our cleansing.
Hail, glorious one
In all angelic virtues,
Was our glorification.
O Mother of God,
Remember me. Amen.
Exultate Justi – by Viadana
Translation: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise befits the upright.
Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise befits the upright.