Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Chant and 15th Century Polyphony for the Newman Society
The Newman Society had its Termly Mass last week and I have just finished uploading some videos of it. It was a Traditional Solemn Mass at the Oxford Oratory; the celebrant was Fr Joseph Welch. It was accompanied by the Schola Abelis, and if you haven't heard them here is a nice sample. They are singing a polyphonic Agnus Dei by one of the greatest composers of the late Middle Ages, Dufay, followed by the Chant Communion antiphon (it is a Votive Mass of the Holy Angels), itself followed by a Dufay motet.
There are more videos on the Schola's blog, and more photos of the Mass here.