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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:13

Masses at St. Mary's: November 2018

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Friday, 2 November 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Missa pro defunctis (plainsong)
Motet at the Offertory: Si bona suscepimus (Constanzo Porta, 1528-1601)
Motet at the Communion: Parce mihi (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
At the absolution: Libera me, Domine (plainsong, mode i)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Votive Requiem Mass for All Souls
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Missa pro defunctis (plainsong)

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Feast of St. Andrew Avellino
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Missa Pater cuncta (Vatican Gradual, Mass XII)
Gregorian Mass of a Confessor not a Bishop: Os justi

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 6:00 p.m.  
Feast of St. Josaphat
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Missa Stelliferi Conditor orbis (Vatican Gradual, Mass XIII)
Gregorian Mass of St. Josaphat: Gaudeamus  

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Missale Romanum of 1962)  
Missa cum jubilo (Vatican Gradual, Mass IX)
Gregorian Mass of Our Lady: Salve sancta Parens 

A Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of the soul of the great Ignatius Cardinal Kung Pin-Mei, on the eighteenth anniversary of his death.

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 10:48

Michaelmas at St. Mary's, Norwalk

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Saturday, 29 September 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Music for the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Prelude: Improvisation
Messe de Tournai (anon, XIV C.)
Gregorian Mass of Michaelmas: Benedicite Dominum
Offertory: Stetit Angelus (plainsong, mode i, with verses)
Hymn at the Communion: Te splendor et virtus Patris (plainsong, mode ii)
Marian antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong, mode i)
Postlude: Improvisation

This Mass of St. Michael is offered as Mass of Reparation.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:10

Mass at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield

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The Viri are very much looking forward to singing for today's concluding Mass at Courage International's Truth & Love Conference at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Connecticut.  We'll be singing movements of the early-fourteenth-century Mass of Tournai, with organ music of Herbert Howells.  Thank you, Courage, for the invitation!

Viri Galilæi is a an ensemble of men from the tristate New York area who gather weekly to sing Vespers, to explore the singing of medieval polyphony from original manuscripts, and to discuss matters of theology, philosophy, and politics. Some of our number Wednesdays for a 6:00 p.m. Missa cantata at St. Mary's Church, Norwalk.  The entire group meets at 7:00 p.m. in the lower chapel of St. Mary's to sing Vespers.  After a rehearsal of polyphony, we retire for dinner and conversation at a nearby restaurant.

All men are welcome to join us! Write us.

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Vespers

Wednesdays

The Viri sing Vespers every Wednesday evening in the lower chapel of St. Mary's Church, Norwalk, Connecticut. We use our own custom-printed editions of the Office. All services are according to the traditional Roman Rite.

 

Vespers

Score

The Viri Galilæi sing Vespers from our own custom editions.  Coming soon here!

 

Vespers

Score

The Viri Galilæi sing Vespers from our own custom editions.  Coming soon here!

 

Tournai Mass

The Tournai Mass, from a XIV C. manuscript found in the library of Tournai Cathedral, is the oldest exant polyphonic Mass presented in manuscript as a single cycle.  Though the scribal hand is consistent from movement to movement, the movements themselves are thought to be from different sources.

Kyrie eleison

The Kyrie, which is in Franconian notation, may date from the XIII C.

 

Tournai Mass

The Tournai Mass, from a XIV C. manuscript found in the library of Tournai Cathedral, is the oldest exant polyphonic Mass presented in manuscript as a single cycle.  Though the scribal hand is consistent from movement to movement, the movements themselves are thought to be from different sources.

Kyrie eleison

The Kyrie, which is in Franconian notation, may date from the XIII C.

Gloria in excelsis Deo (1)

Messe de Tournai

Gloria in excelsis Deo

The Gloria is more florid than the Kyrie, and more characteristic in style of the Ars Nova. The movement is especially famous for its lengthy Amen (p. 4), which features extensive hocketing between the Triplum and Motetus.

 
Credo in unum Deum

The Credo, simpler in style than the Gloria, is found in three other manuscripts.

 
Credo in unum Deum

The Credo, simpler in style than the Gloria, is found in three other manuscripts.

Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

These movements, like the Kyrie, are in Franconian notation.

Sanctus No. 2 (canon)

Messe de Tournai

Sanctus No. 2 (canon)

There is a second Sanctus found in the Tournai manuscript, which turns out to be a three-part canon at the unison.

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