Magnificat Day 2014
  • So, did anyone attend the Magnificat Day in Memphis on All Saints Day? It was also streaming on EWTN, and is now making it to their YouTube Channel. If you did, I'm curious about your thoughts on the liturgies and music. Certainly not everyday fare!

    Here are the bits that have made it to YouTube already:
    Opening and Morning Prayer
    Fr. Cameron's talk
    Fr. Barron's talk
    Evening Prayer and Eucharistic Procession

    You can see the whole program for the day here, but here's a list of all the music with some notes on some of the arrangements...

    Dies irae and Tuba mirum (followed by a reprise of Dies irae) from the Verdi Requiem
    Va pensiero (Nabucco), Verdi

    Morning Prayer
    Opening Dialog - St. Meinrad Mode 8
    Hymn - Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (using Rutter All Creatures arrangement)
    Psalm I - Psalm 130 (tone - Latona)
    Meditation - Psalm 42, As pants the Hart, Mendelssohn
    Psalm II - Psalm 42 (tone - St. Meinrad Mode 6)
    Meditation - Psalm 42, Why, my soul, art thou so vexed?, Mendelssohn
    Intercessions - Taize Kyrie II
    Gospel Canticle - Now Bless the God of Israel (Duck) sung to Forest Green using the orchestral arrangement corresponding with Carols for Choirs
    Blessing and Dismissal
    Recessional - Final 5 min (I think from rehearsal #47) of the final movement of the Second Symphony of Gustav Malher

    Procession - For All the Saints, orchestral and choral arrangement by Henry Ley
    Kyrie - #3 from A Community Mass
    Gloria - Missa de Angelis
    Psalm - Psalm 24, Cerisier
    Alleluia - Melchior Vulpius (arr. for orchestra by Cerisier)
    Following the renewal of Baptismal Promises - Amen, Messiah, Handel
    During the Sprinkling - Asperges me (a capella)
    Preparation - Iustorum animae (from Graduale Romanum)
    Holy, Holy - Missa de Angelis
    Mystery of Faith - We Proclaim... from Roman Missal (harm. Latona)
    Amen - Latona (orch. Cerisier)
    1) Blessed are the Clean of Heart - Lumen Christi Simple Gradual
    2) Lauda Sion, Mendelssohn
    3) Cantique de Jean Racine, Faure
    4) Panis Angelicus, Franck
    Recessional - Sing with all the Saints in Glory, arr. Rowan

    Evening Prayer
    Opening Dialog
    Hymn - Holy God We Praise thy Name, arr. Ronald Arnatt
    Meditation - First movement of Cantata 34, Bach
    Psalm I - Psalm 143 (tone - St. Meinrad Mode 5)
    Meditation - Os Iusti, Bruckner
    Psalm II - Psalm 16 (tone - St. Meinrad Mode 6)
    Meditation - 6th movement of Cantata 105, Bach
    OT Canticle - Isaiah 66:10-14a (tone - St. Meinrad Mode 2c)
    Meditation - Chorale from Cantata 194, Bach
    Responsory - Sancti et iusti
    Antiphon to Magnificat - First movement, Bach Magnificat
    Gospel Canticle - Magnificat (tone - Cerisier)
    Antiphon to Magnificat - Last two movements, Bach Magnificat
    Intercesions - Taize Kyrie II
    Our Father - arr. Snow
    Blessing and Dismissal
    Recessional - Hail, Holy Queen, arr. from Traditional Choral Praise, orch. Cerisier
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • EMH
    Posts: 44
    I sang in this! I am in the Memphis Symphony Chorus, and it was a wonderful experience. The only thing was I wish we could have done something fancier with the actual mass parts--we knew Handel's "Amen Chorus" from the Messiah, but we used a pretty ordinary Amen during the Mass. The Magnificat Foundation organized it all, and they were probably more for active participation--something all the 2,000 or so people could sing.