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Ascension Day 
1st-May-2008 06:21 pm
FYI, it's Ascension Day.

The Mass chants for Eastertide (but not Easter day itself) are 'De Angelis'.

We switched over from using 'Orbis Factor' once Lent was over.

Today, as you might presume, we were to do 'De Angelis'.

I sang the Kyrie for 'De Angelis'.

The organist played 'Orbis Factor'.

There was a bit of confusion and extemporanising, but we got there in the end.

I guess that's what happens when you get two Protestants together doing the music for Mass...accidents happen. :)

Otherwise, the organist and I rocked the chapel. \m/
1st-May-2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Mostly you are just rocking today, huh? ;)
5th-May-2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Sure am. :)
2nd-May-2008 10:03 am (UTC) - Ascension Day
Choir, congregation and organist all co-operated in singing/playing the Missa de Angelis last night.

However on Sunday we'll be back to Ceòl nan Gaidheal, which is based on Scottish bagpipe tunes. I bet they don't sing THAT at King's.


5th-May-2008 10:43 am (UTC) - Re: Ascension Day
I've never heard of the Ceol, and no, not so much at King's. :)
5th-May-2008 12:11 pm (UTC) - Re: Ascension Day
It's a fairly simple unison setting (Ceòl is just the Gaelic for "music"; you occasionally see Irish pubs advertising Ceòl agus craic), so I don't know if you'd actually consider using it. I can send you a sample if you like; maybe the Agnus Dei.

We managed OK on Sunday with our visiting celebrant, except for a slightly chaotic moment at the end. Our visitor decided we wouldn't end with the Regina Coeli, but the altar party took their usual detour past the Virgin Mary out of habit, so the choir came to a halt and sang her the recessional hymn instead: We have a gospel to proclaim. Never a dull moment in the Episcopal church. Well, hardly ever...

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