Saturday, November 13, 2010

Early polyphony at St Anthony of Padua, Headington

We had a beautiful Mass today in St Anthony of Padua celebrated by the Parish Priest, Fr Aldo Tapparo. Fr Tapparo has been saying the Traditional Mass on his church on Thursday mornings at 9am for some time; this however is his first Missa Cantata.
The Schola Abelis, a choir which includes students and 'townies' (as we call them in Oxford) were there and sang the Chant propers and a lovely ordinary by Johannes Brassart, who lived through the first half of the 15th Century. Here is the Introit Justus ut palma, followed by Brassart's Kyrie. For more see the blog of the Schola Abelis.

Congratulations to the Schola, and above all to Fr Tapparo!

More photos here.

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