November 02, 2009

What the Faure?

The Mozart Requiem is back at St. Agnes! The Faure is perfectly wonderful but the Mozart gives me the shivers! In a good way. Not in a Halloweeny-way!

Tonight 7:30 p.m., Latin High Mass, complete Mozart Requiem, servers in cassock and surplice from St. John Vianney Seminary, black vestments. OOHH!

Many bloggers will be there. I say that in the hope that promise will cause many not to attend so I can sit even closer to the Sacrifice! LOL!

Be there if you can. If you are unable to, remember it is an Act of Mercy to pray for the dead. You can do that any day (and are encouraged to) but today is the special day.


Blogger Tom in Vegas said...

Mozart's Requiem, although completed by a pupil of his, is a little "scary." The Dies irae and Lacrimosa are especially impactful.

I recently used the Pie Jesu from Faure's Requiem on a post.

Hope you had a good time!

November 02, 2009 9:58 AM  
Blogger nazareth priest said...

Love the Mozart "Requiem"...a good thing to listen to today. I must admit, though, that the Gregorian chants for this day are sublime.

Attended the St. Agnes Requiem the year Bill Clinton was elected...appropriate, no?

November 02, 2009 10:16 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

If any of your readers are still longing for Faure, or if you live in the western suburbs, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale is performing Faure's Requiem at mass beginning at 7:00 pm tonight. Fr. Bryan Pedersen will be the celebrant.

November 02, 2009 11:57 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I've got my back-up black mnatilla ready. ;D

November 02, 2009 12:50 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Dan: I thought that was yesterday? Well, that will be a good Mass tonight too. Fr Pedersen is solid.

Chris: See ya, later!

Thanks Tom!

Father (NP):'s been should come back thru town! :-)

November 02, 2009 1:49 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Same as Chris aid. ;D

November 02, 2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

s - said

November 02, 2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

Don't ever let anyone tell you it's too late to start something new. For most of my life I considered my self to be musically tone deaf. But I knew I was pretty good at Happy Birthday and Jingle Bells and 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

Sunday afternoon I attended the performance of Faure's Requiem at Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale. "Shrinking Violet Dan" neglected to mention that he is one of the tenors in Sacred Heart's choir that performed that Mass and will be doing so tonight again.

They did a wonderful job.

Today, I served Mass three times, at 7:30, 11:30 and 4:00, while also serving as the lector and singing along with the entire congregation.

And now tonight I'll be ambling over to St. Agnes to join the St. Blog's parish delegation for Mozart's wonderful Requiem

And next Saturday, Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus, the Schola that I perform with, will be singing Gregorian Chant at St. Anthony of Padua's First Saturday Marian Mass. Dan is also in that group!

I guess one is never too old to try something news. And St. Augustine was right: Singing is really praying twice.


Now that Terry has gotten another face lift, maybe we should all chip in and get him a vocal chord lift. We need more male singers.

November 02, 2009 5:54 PM  
Blogger Seth DeMoor said...

I enjoy reading your blog, way to be a witness to the faith through this platform. I am new to the Catholic world of blogging and would love to get some feedback on my new blog. In January, I will be launching a new project for the faith and will be using this blog for communication to the world, hope you can tune in. Blessings
Seth J. DeMoor

November 02, 2009 10:46 PM  

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