A friend sent me a little clip from the Brompton Oratory in London. It is appropriate for this time at the end of the liturgical year and just before the beginning of another at Advent.
This is a beautifully sung Laudes Regiae, though a shortened version and with a variant melody. It is still worth hearing. The Laudes are regularly sung at the end of Pontifical Masses and other great occasions. In history, the Laudes hearken back to ancient Rome, when people chanted the praises of a general in triumph. They later were used during coronations.
No matter what we do to the Church, Christ remains Victor Rex, triumphant.
Another of you readers sent this from St. John Cantius in Chicago.