Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve heard in a long time.  Biretta tip to a commentator here. o{]:¬)

While it is true that today is not US Memorial Day, it is Veterans Day and, in the commonwealth nations, Remembrance Day.

Here is a setting of Lux perpetua from the Requiem Mass set to an arrangement of Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations.  Sung by Voces8.  US HERE – UK HERE

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy saints, forever, for Thou art Merciful.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

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  1. Diana says:

    Voces8 is amazing. I have them on repeat daily. They’re great in concert, too.

  2. francophile says:

    When I lost my father two years ago, this recording sustained me.

  3. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Wow. Just… wow.

    More like this, please. Modern church music and contemporary church musicians are allowed to sound like this. We should want to sound like this.

  4. JARay says:

    This is truly beautiful music. I would question the quality of the recording but then it was not made in a recording studio. It is music which I know very well and have loved for many years. It speaks Catholicism to me.

  5. karmato says:

    I never heard a vocal rendition of this. WOW

  6. Kerry says:

    Phillip Stopford, especially Hermanus Contractus’ Ave Regina Caelorum. Here:

    Benedictum sit nomen Domini Nostri Jesu Christi.

  7. robtbrown says:

    Irresistibly beautiful.

    I did not know that Edward Elgar was a Catholic

  8. Semper Gumby says:

    Thanks Fr. Z and Kerry.

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