A musical memento of the MIC pilgrimage to Rome, October 2021, in the 450th jubilee year of Our Lady of the Rosary’s Victory at the Battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571, compiled here, below, thanks especially to pilgrims Augustin Cavalier & Ian Bowler.
Kyrie, Mass XI composer: unknown
variant: Liber Usualis, Solesmes sung: first day upon arrival in Rome, October 5, at Santa Maria in Cosmedin on Tuesday Oct. 5 before the skull of St. Valentine videos: (some may exist, but we don’t know of them yet)
O Salutaris Hostia writer: text by St. Thomas Aquinas
composer: Anthony Werner’s melody, various or improvised harmonies
sung: outside Santa Maria della Consolazione on Oct. 5 videos: Ian’s outside Consolazione,
text: 2 verses; omitted for brevity, commonly available
Palestrina’s Jesu Rex Admirabilis composer: G. P. da Palestrina, 16th c. sung: many places: St. Peter’s, Palazzo Colonna, St. Cecilia’s, etc. videos: Ian’s in St. Peter’s, Ian’s in Palazzo Colonna, Ian’s in St. Cecilia’s,
text: Divine Office hymn, possibly written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux
|1 Jesu, Rex admirabilis|
Et triumphator nobilis
2 Mane nobiscum Domine
Et nos illustra lumine
Pulsa mentis caligine
Mundum reple dulcedine.
3 Iam prosequamur laudibus
Iesum, hymnis et precibus,
ut nos donet caelestibus,
cum ipso frui sedibus.
|1 Jesus, wondrous king|
and noble conqueror,
2 Remain with us, Lord,
and shine your light upon us,
drive away the darkness of our minds,
fill the world with sweetness.
3 Now let us escort Jesus
with praises, hymns, and prayers,
so that He might grant us in the heavens
with Him to enjoy seats.
Victoria’s Ave Maria composer: Fr. Tomas Luis de Victoria, 16th c. sung: on Wednesday Oct. 6 at St. Peter’s before the altar of St. Basil videos: Ian’s in St. Peter’s, Tessa DeMaster in St. Peter’s (only on WhatsApp at present)
text: “Ave Maria, gratia plena,” etc.
Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium writer: unknown; ancient
composer: Fr. Tomas Luis de Victoria sung: on Oct. 6 in the Chiesa Nuova at the tomb of St. Philip Neri, before his favorite icon, and the following week in St. Mary Major Basilica
videos: Ian’s in the Chiesa Nuova, Tessa’s in the Chiesa Nuova
text: from the Matins of Christmas
|O magnum mysterium,|
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
iacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
Dominum Iesum Christum.
|O great mystery,|
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the newborn Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Salve Regina (solemnis) writer: probably Bl. Hermann the Cripple
composer: unknown, medieval variant: Liber Usualis, Solesmes; with ison drone (and partial organum) as typically used by the FSSP sung: on Oct. 6 in the Chiesa Nuova, on Thursday Oct. 7 as the recessional for the Mass in St. Mary Major, on Saturday Oct. 9 in San Clemente
videos: Ian’s in the Chiesa Nuova, Ian’s in St. Mary Major, Tessa’s in San Clemente
O Sanctissima writer: traditional Sicilian hymn – composer: unknown; arr. by N. A. M. from the St. Pius X Hymnal
sung: as the prelude for the Mass in St. Mary Major videos: Tessa’s in St. Mary Major,
text: 4 verses; omitted for brevity, commonly available
Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices composer: the renowned English Roman, William Byrd, 16th c. sung: on Oct. 7 as the ordinary (except the Credo) of the Mass in St. Mary Major, and again on Saturday Oct. 9 for Mass at SS. Trinita
videos: Messa in Latino, Kyrie (partial), (omitted: snippets from warmup on Thursday from Ian) text: as usual, Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Gradual Propter veritatem proper for Our Lady of the Rosary variant: Liber Usualis, Solesmes sung: at the Mass in St. Mary Major videos: Messa in Latino in St. Mary Major,
Palestrina’s Ave Maria (4vv.)
sung: at the Mass in St. Mary Major videos: Lepanto Foundation in St. Mary Major (excerpt, starts 4:30),
O Queen of the Holy Rosary (with Lepanto verse) sung: at the Mass in St. Mary Major videos:Ian’s in St. Mary Major
Alleluia Paratum cor meum proper for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost variant: Liber Usualis, Solesmes sung: in rehearsal at Basilica dei Santi XII Apostoli on Friday Oct. 8, and of course on Sunday Oct. 10 at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini videos: Ian’s at Apostoli (excerpt),
Gloria Patri, Mode III as part of the proper Introit for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost variant, sung: ibid videos: Ian’s at Apostoli,
Palestrina’s Sicut cervussung: on Saturday in San Clemente videos: none?
|Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.||As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God.|
Introit Omnia quae fecisti proper for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost sung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita
videos: Ian’s at Trinita,
Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munerasung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita videos: Ian’s at Trinita, Kyrie (partial), Gloria (complete except for intonation), Credo (complete except for intonation), Sanctus, Benedictus (nearly complete), Agnus Dei (nearly complete, through 3:56),
Offertory Super flumina Babylonis
proper for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost sung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita videos: Ian’s at Trinita (first 1:30 only),
Palestrina’s Super flumina Babylonis sung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita after the Offertory (which had most of the same text)
videos: Ian’s at Trinita, also Ian’s at Trinita (superior quality, starts 1:48),
text: Psalm 136 vv. 1-2
|1 Super flumina Babylonis illic sedimus et flevimus, cum recordaremur Sion.|
2 In salicibus in medio ejus suspendimus organa nostra.
|1 By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept: when we remembered thee, O Sion.|
2 As for our harps, we hanged them up: upon the trees that are therein.
Communio Memento verbi tui proper for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost variant: with added verse and Gloria Patri
sung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita videos: Ian’s at Trinita (starts 6:11),
Victoria’s Domine, non sum dignussung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita after the Communio videos:Ian’s at Trinita, also Ian’s at Trinita (starts 9:56, more consistent quality but lower),
text: Luke 7:6-7, as quoted in the Mass
|1 Domine, non sum dignus|
ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbum,
et sanabitur anima mea.
2 Miserere mei, quoniam infirmus sum; sana me, Domine, et sanabor.
|1 Lord, I am not worthy that|
thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my soul shall be healed.
2 Have mercy on me, for I am weak;
heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.
Allegri’s Adoremus in aeternum composer: Fr. Gregorio Allegri, augmented with chant verses sung: on Sunday at SS. Trinita videos: Ian’s at Trinita (partial),
Magnificat (pilgrimage round) origin: probably the Chartres pilgrimage sung: on Sunday
text: adapted from the Magnificat
|Magnificat, magnificat, anima mea; cantate, cantate Domino: gloria, alleluia, alleluia, semper.||My translation – A. Cavalier|
Magnify, magnify, O my soul; sing, sing [to the] Lord: glory, alleluia, alleluia, always.
Non nobis, Domine (pilgrimage round)
origin: unknown, possibly the Chartres pilgrimage sung: on Sunday, outside St. Cecilia’s videos: Ian’s outside St. Cecilia’s text: Psalm 113b
|Non nobis Domine, Domine, non nobis Domine, sed nomini, sed nomini, tuo da gloriam.||Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.|
Lift High the Cross writer: George Kitchin, Michael R. Newbolt composer: Sydney H. Nicholson sung: on Monday Oct. 11, in the portico of Santa Croce videos: Ian’s outside Santa Croce (partial)
Byrd’s Ne irascaris & Civitas sancti tui
sung: on Monday in Santa Croce videos: Ian’s in Santa Croce, Ne irascaris (nearly complete), Civitas sancti tui (mostly complete), Ne irascaris (take 2: better quality, nearly complete),
text: Isaiah 64
|Ne irascaris Domine satis,|
et ne ultra memineris iniquitatis nostrae.
Ecce respice populus tuus omnes nos.
Civitas sancti tui facta est deserta.
Sion deserta facta est,
Jerusalem desolata est.
|Be not angry, O Lord,|
and remember our iniquity no more.
Behold, we are all your people.
Your holy city has become a wilderness.
Zion has become a wilderness,
Jerusalem has been made desolate.
notes: For the unfamiliar, William Byrd was a recusant Catholic in Elizabethan England who escaped trial and martyrdom because his music was popular and favorite of the Queen’s. This piece, above, in particular is understood as being a lament, for the demise of Catholic life, the stripping of the altars, and the martyrdom of the saints in England. We learned it at St. Stephen’s in January & February 2020 … which made it more than a little timely given the somewhat morbid events of the rest of the year.
Anerio’s Missa pro Defunctis composer: G. F. Anerio, 16th-17th c.
sung: in excerpts in various places on Monday, then on Tuesday Oct. 12 for the Requiem Mass videos: Ian’s in Santa Croce, Sanctus, Benedictus, in San Lorenzo, Introit
Palestrina’s In Manus Tuas sung: in San Lorenzo on Monday, then on Tuesday at the Requiem Mass
videos: Ian’s in San Lorenzo,
text: Psalm 30
|In manus tuas Domine, commendo spiritum meum.||Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.|
Victoria’s O Quam Gloriosum sung: in San Lorenzo on Monday, then on Tuesday after the Requiem videos: Ian’s in San Lorenzo (kind of rough),
text: Second Vespers of All Saints
|O quam gloriosum est regnum,|
in quo cum Christo gaudent omnes Sancti!
Amicti stolis albis,
sequuntur Agnum, quocumque ierit.
|O how glorious is the kingdom|
in which all the saints rejoice with Christ,
clad in robes of white
they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.
Palestrina (attr.)’s Adoramus te sung: in San Lorenzo on Monday, then on Tuesday at the Requiem videos: Ian’s in San Lorenzo, text: Antiphon for Good Friday
|Adoramus te, Christe,|
et benedicimus tibi:
quia per sanctam crucem
tuam redemisti mundum.
|We adore thee, O Christ,|
and we bless thee:
because by thy holy cross
thou hast redeemed the world.
Selected organ pieces played by Maestra Becky Ostermann on Tuesday at the Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara coeli
(Unfortunately we don’t yet know the names of these compositions.) videos: Ian’s, piece 1, Ian’s, piece 2,
Gregory P. Lloyd, M.A. Phil.
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