Friday, February 26, 2010

Lenten Music

One of the staples of our school at home is to have classical music playing throughout the school day. The boys enjoy having music in the school room, and they even have a couple of favorite composers and pieces.

With Lent upon us, I recently downloaded some works of Palestrina, specifically, Palestrina: Lamentations and
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli. Both collections are absolutely beautiful and befit the present season perfectly. On first hearing it my eldest son asked me if it was the choir at St. Francis deSales Oratory singing! Well, no, I told him, but the deSales choir does sound a lot like this recording. (How blessed we are at the Oratory to have such heavenly choral music, under the direction of Mr. Nick Botkins, accompanying the Liturgy!)

If you are looking for music to uplift you heart and accompany your Lenten days and meditations, Palestrina is an excellent choice.

God bless you!


M.S. said...

Just for the record (no pun intended!) thought you might like to know that the beautiful Allegri Miserere will be sung on Passion Sunday at St. Francis de Sales.

So, now your son will have the opportunity of hearing it for himself - by the St. Francis de Sales Choir!

HSMom said...

Great to know, thanks M.S.!!

M.S. said...

Make that Good Friday. :)