I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum.
We begin today with the hymn for Vespers called Conditor alme siderum, with its variation Creator alme siderum as it was in Breviarium Romanum.
I dissect this hymn and we hear different translations and many musical version.
I ramble a bit. No… I ramble a great deal. We get into an amusing comparison of two Latin verbs… always hilarious and interesting. You Latin students will be ROFL, because that’s what Latin students do with this stuff. No. Really.
Then we get into a book that screwed up the world, by Jean Jacques Rousseau. And I talk about a book that talks about books that screwed up the world.
Sing the hymns! Buy a Liber Hymnarius!
O Divina Virgo – Ensemble Alpha
Chant – Music for the Soul – Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Old World Christmas – Alexander Blachly & Pomerium
Schola Gregoriana del Coro F. Paer – Gregorian Chants, Medieval & Renaissance Music
Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre at the Priory of the Resurrection, New Hall
Couperin: L’oeuvre d’orgue – Conditor, en HaulteContre Avec Le Poulce Droict en Trio – Davitt Moroney
The Musical Advent Calendar – Choralschola Lichtenthal
Ceballos: Lamentaciones, Motetes, Missa Tertii Toni, Salve Regina, Magnificat Secondi Toni – Ensemble Gilles Binchois
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Some of the last offerings (check out the PODCAzT PAGE):
074 08-11-26 A hymn to Christ the King dissected – before and after Vatican II; a proclamation; "Sieze the Day" in Scots
073 08-11-16 Augustine on Ps. 95(96) and Fr. Z on how to avoid going to Hell
072 08-11-11 The death of St. Martin; starlings, cuckolds, bell ringing and a skull
071 08-11-06 "Faith inscribed across your heart": Benedict on Cyril of Jerusalem & Cyril on faith, your treasure
070 08-11-01 Venerable Bede on All Saints; a collage; don Camillo (Part IV)
069 08-10-30 Augustine on Ps 103; Benedictines can sing!
068 08-08-04 Interview – Fr. Tim Finigan on the Oxford TLM conference; don Camillo (Part III)
067 08-07-29 St. Augustine on Martha, active v. contemplative lives; don Camillo (part II)
066 08-07-25 don Camillo (part I): VM – advice on getting TLMs & “pro multis”