Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Polyphonic Mass at St Birinus for the Ascension of Our Lord

Another in the series of polyphonic Masses in St Birinus, directed by Andrew Knowles.

And when I say 'polyphonic', Andrew has found polyphonic settings even for the propers of the Mass. This is a unique glimpse into what the liturgy must have looked like in many places before the revival of Greogorian Chant in the late 19th Century.

Extraordinary Rite Celebration of

High Mass for the Solemnity of the

Ascension of Our Lord and

Saviour Jesus Christ

St Birinus’ Roman Catholic Church


Thursday 13th May 2010

7.30 pm

This Mass will feature soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists accompanied by two violins and organ in

Franz Schubert’s

Missa in G (D. 167)


In conspectus angelorum Georg F. Wolf 1761-1814


Benedictus Deus et Pater Samuel S. Wesley 1810-1876


Laudate Dominum W. A. Mozart 1756-1791


Regina Caeli Laetare Ferdinand Schubert 1794-1859

Music directed by Andrew Knowles MA FRCO

1 comment:

  1. joetopat11:40 pm

    The 'Propers' may be polyphonic, but those listed are not the Propers of the Mass of the Ascension.