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Vespers. Polyphony. Paella.
In that order.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:57

Vespers at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia

Several Viri sang Vespers as the conclusion of an afternoon chant workshop sponsored by the music department of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Viri in Philly

Published in Vespers

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.

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Viri Galilæi

In Rehearsal

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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