This coming Sunday, we will celebrate the external solemnity of the Divine Motherhood of God, our parish’s anniversary.
Schola Marianum will sing for the feast day this year, and we hope all will be spiritually edified at 9am mass by the group’s efforts.
We have learned a new mass setting by Palestrina that he wrote to honor our Lady, called “Missa de Beata Virgine”.
This mass setting very specifically uses the chant mass for feasts of Our Lady, chant mass IX, as it’s foundational material in composing this beautiful mass to honor our Lady.
This choir has also learned the “Ave Maria” by Parsons, which is one of the most well known renaissance compositions of the prayer.
Other motets for the feast day:
“O Quam Metuendus Est” by Victoria (text is from the mass for the dedication of a church)
“Exultate Deo” by Palestrina (a joyous setting of psalm verses, praising God)
and possibly “Ave Maria…Virgo Serena” by Josquin de Prez (a long poetic text praising and honoring our Lady, mother of God)