La répétition de l'introït Omnes gentes du VIIe dimanche après la Pentecôte
par Bernard Lorber
C’est à Lisieux que cela se passe, de septembre à décembre 2014.
Un cycle de 8 cours de 2 heures chacun, avec un enseignement théorique et pratique.
Pour tous ceux qui sont sur la région de Lisieux/Bernay, une occasion rare d’aborder les différents aspects de la pratique du chant grégorien.
Attention ! Le nombre des places est limité à 12.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, prepared by the writings of the Fathers of the Church, mainly by St. John Chrysostom and St. Augustine, and later by St. Bernard of Clairvaux († 1153) was only clearly established after the revelations to St. Gertrude († 1302) were written in her Legatus divinae pietatis (The Herald of Divine Love).
St. John the Evangelist had told her that this devotion would be reserved for the last times "when an aging world should warm up its veneration for divine love to the revelation of this mystery." It still lacked the liturgical worship.
The timing of Providence was the seventeenth century, when Jansenism tended to replace the religion of love by the religion of fear. St. John Eudes and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque were the first propagators of this cult and, despite all opposition, managed to establish it. In June 1675, Our Lord asked the Saint that the first Friday after the octave of the Blessed Sacrament were dedicated to a particular feast to honor His divine Heart.
Therefore the devotion spread rapidly and soon the feast was celebrated in some churches, then in 1765 it was adopted by the Assembly of the Clergy of France. That same year, Clement XIII granted it to Poland and, in 1856, Pius IX did the same for the universal Church.
In 1889 Leo XIII raised it to a feast day of the first class. In 1928, Pius XI gave him a privileged octave with a new Cogitationes mass and a new office. The mass of the Sacred Heart. Motets and hymns to the Sacred Heart are not that numerous. the more reasons to discover or rediscover those which are worth it.
This is the last box of the series, a 3-disc box set that offers masses much of which is unique to this day.
Following the publication of Temporal masses (vol. 1-7), we addressed the Feasts of Saints (vol. 9 & 10), at least the major ones. Yet, there was still a need to cover all these Feasts of Saints which – although less important in the hierarchy of liturgical celebrations – are nonetheless sung in various places, often due to local reasons, hence this volume in which the material abounds.
Many saints have no proper mass, but the liturgy makes use of a common one, hence the presentation of the common parts of saints.
But we wanted to add three other chapters:
- Some masses commonly celebrated and sung in France and elsewhere: Holy Genevieve, Joan of Arc, Therese of Lisieux, Cecilia (patron of sacred music) and the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes, as well as St. Martin.
- Most masses of the Apostles
- The melisma of Allelúia added to the three common parts (Introitus, Offertory & Communio) during the Easter season, and this in the eight tones. This last chapter meets the didactical aim of our collection.
As the Gregorian scores of the Masses of Holy Genevieve and Joan of Arc are not to be found in all books of song, we offer them for free download on our website.
Our integral collection of Gregorian chant records ends here, with volume 15. In total, it contains 843 tracks on 32 discs. There are still some disparate elements in the repertoire that are not in our collection. We offer them on our website, the aim being that singers may find any Gregorian piece either on our records or on our website. To facilitate the research of a piece or a mass, a database with a search engine will be available on our website at the beginning of 2014.