Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chant and 15th Century Polyphony for the Newman Society

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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.

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