Today we will drill into a hymn sung by Holy Church in the Liturgia horarum for Compline every evening. It is called Te lucis ante terminum.
Since the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the hymn was rewritten a bit, the words changed… and thus the meaning. We will see the variations. As a matter of fact in the making of this audio project I noted that in one recording of the pre-Conciliar version monks were singing “omnipotens” even while I was reading “piissime“! Shocking!
I dissect this hymn, sing it in the Gregorian chant tone, and we hear different translations and many other musical versions.
I just might ramble a little while drilling into the meaning of the hymn.
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Today we hear two tales:
- 080 09-03-07 Gaudium et spes 9-10; don Camillo (Part V); SSPXer voicemail
- 070 08-11-01 Venerable Bede on All Saints; a collage; don Camillo (Part IV)
- 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”
Tallis:Spem in alium – Winchester Cathedral Choir
By coincidence… ? … there was a story on ZENIT today in Italian on Guareschi!