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Gregorian Chant Academy
38 Views · 23 days ago

⁣"Floriani has produced an authoritative list of Gregorian Chants specifically aimed at delivering us from the powers of darkness." ~ Anonymous Exorcist


⁣Our new album, Chants Of Deliverance, is now available in both digital and physical cd formats, with PDFs of sheet music, lyrics and translations. Visit www.Floriani.org to your copy!



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Gregorian Chant Academy
67 Views · 3 months ago

On the first Sunday of Lent, the text for all of the propers for the Mass are taken from Psalm 90/91 but the Tract sings the entire psalm - save 3 verses. In the Gospel for this Sunday we also read about Christ's 40 day fast in the desert, at the end of which He was tempted by Satan three times. In one of these Satan tempts our Lord to pride by taking him to the pinnacle of the temple and telling him to jump off, for the angels will protect Him, quoting a verse from this Psalm 90. Christ then quotes from another verse of Holy Scripture to show him 'thou shalt not tempt God'. All in all, many of the Fathers of the Church and Desert Fathers tell us that using scripture can be an efficacious way of combatting temptations - in imitation of Our Lord - and that this Psalm is particularly helpful. The drone in this recording is not created using any synths or pitch correction tools to drop my voice. I actually did sing that low... granted, I was sick at the time, so that helped. ;)

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Gregorian Chant Academy
57 Views · 3 months ago

Lent is a time of year for us to "slow down" (what 'lent' actually means) and to contemplate on our sins, how much we are in need of God's redeeming grace and to make loving acts of reparation. May this playlist of Gregorian Chants for Lent offer some peace for your mind and soul and help you in your lenten meditations to grow closer to God.

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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
19 Views · 3 months ago

⁣In the Catholic tradition,
Passiontide calls for
a heightened awareness
of the Lenten sacrifice
by covering the crucifixes,
artwork, statues and other
beautiful reflections of the faith
throughout the church.
This time is a visual reminder
of many important elements
regarding Christ's ultimate
sacrifice for humanity.
[Vexilla Regis chant from my album Excitabo Auroram, video from my Hermitage Chapel]

Harpa Dei
81 Views · 5 months ago

We thank the Schola of the @GregorianChantAcademy for joining us with their voices in this chant: https://www.gregorianchantacademy.com

Listen here to the full song (without the sound effects of the video): https://open.spotify.com/album..../6IIM2Kjkja2GbHqd62b

The history of this video is about the spiritual fight in which all men are engaged and that has to be waged with the right weapons. This lesson has to be learned by our "hero" in this little film! He represents our often inappropriate pretence to fight the mystery of iniquity with human means. But human courage turns out to be insufficient in this battle! It was the Cross that broke the power of Evil. That is why the chant from the Medal of St. Benedict resounds throughout the video: "Crux sacra sit mihi lux" (The Holy Cross be my light). We sing it 33 times, corresponding to the years our Savior Jesus Christ dwelt on earth.

However, our "hero" is not alone. On his way he is spiritually accompanied by the " prudent virgins ". They take refuge at the Cross, knowing where to find true help. In the ruins of a church, where only the Cross enthroned on the top (a symbol of the present situation of our Holy Church) remains, they keep vigil and light the lamps, while waiting for the "warrior".

The latter, in the midst of his desperate flight from the lion's claws, having exhausted every last one of his arrows in vain, finds the decisive help: a priest who gives him the weapons he needs for his combat: the cross and the Holy Rosary. He himself makes use of the authority conferred on him to drive the enemy away: "Vade retro, Satana!"
Before leaving, the priest hands our "hero" some holy water. The fonts in the churches are to be refilled and this sacramental to be used as another weapon in combat. Thus, our "hero" becomes a "soldier of light" in the army of his Lord - he now knows which weapons to use in this combat!

In the meantime, the " prudent virgins " have found other weapons and spiritual aids: the Word of God and the Virgin Mary, who had to be freed from the dust of oblivion. She assists men in this combat!

Finally, dawn is breaking... After the darkness of this time, the light will come and the darkness will have to give way. This whole struggle must be permeated by trust in God. Indeed, it is not a fight with an open ending! It is not the darkness that will win, but the light.

We commend this little work to the Lord and His holy angels, hoping that it will be of spiritual benefit to all who come in contact with it.

If you are interested in learning more about spiritual combat, listen to this lecture by Brother Elijah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjivpXNTAQU
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Harpa Dei
33 Views · 5 months ago

⁣Tota pulchra es, Maria,
et macula originalis non est in te.
Tu gloria Hierusalem, tu laetitia Israel,
tu honorificentia populi nostri, tu advocata peccatorum.
O Maria, O Maria. Ora pro nobis, intercede pro nobis
ad Dominum Jesum Christum.
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Matthew Cavoto
20 Views · 5 months ago

It's still possible for contemporary composers to write sacred polyphony in the same style as Palestrina, Victoria, and Byrd. But, few are willing to give it a try and they often mix in elements of later periods if they do. This Mass setting is written so that it would be perfectly indistinguishable from one written in the 16th century. Leave a comment to let me know what you think please.

Harpa Dei
31 Views · 5 months ago

NUNC DIMITTIS (Prayer before going to sleep)

Harpa Dei
44 Views · 5 months ago

Communion verse from the Mass in honour of Saint Joseph, which sets the words addressed to him by the angel to melody:

“Joseph fili David, noli timere accipere Mariam conjugem tuam: quod enim in ea natum est de Spiritu Sancto est” (Mt 1,20)

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit”.

“Joseph fils de David, ne craignez point de garder Marie votre Epouse; car ce qui est né en elle est du Saint-Esprit”

"Иосиф, сын Давидов, не бойся взять Марию в жены , не бойся, ибо Дитя, зачатое в ней, от Святого Духа".
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Harpa Dei
37 Views · 5 months ago

Three songs to our Lady

Harpa Dei
28 Views · 5 months ago

This video has a little story...

A man from the United States sent me, Br. Elijah, a link to a Georgian chant, sung by some little nuns from this country... He told me that Harpa Dei "had to learn this chant", and added that it was the most beautiful song he had ever heard. As far as he had been able to find out, it was a lullaby, and in some source he had read that the Virgin Mary would have sung it to the Child Jesus.

When I heard this song, I immediately perceived its sublime beauty, characteristic of Georgian music. I then remembered that, when I was with the monks in the monastery of Valaam in Russia, someone had said: "In heaven, it will be the Georgians who sing".

In fact, this is not the first time we have encountered the wonderful music of Georgia. We have recorded and published the Georgian song Shen khar venakhi before.

But... is a lullaby appropriate for Harpa Dei, which normally sings Gregorian chant or other musical traditions, focusing properly on sacred chant? Is it appropriate for them to perform a chant whose text reflects the tender way in which a mother speaks to her child? And what could be shown in a video? But wasn't there a story that the Virgin Mary would have sung it to the baby Jesus? Well, the reason would immediately say: "Well yes, a nice legend".

However, the beauty of this song would not let me go....

And then this thought came to me: Couldn't it be a song that is not sung for just one child? What about a lullaby for our "favourites": the unborn children, who are still in their mother's womb? Couldn't the beauty of this song touch the mothers or fathers, to move their hearts to love and accept the child in the womb? And let the children know that we are waiting for them!

And what about the story that Our Lady would have sung this lullaby to the Child Jesus? And this Jesus has given her to us all as Mother, and we are all called to become children of God through the Child of Bethlehem! Could it be that she can sing this song together with us for all of us?

And this is how the idea of the song came about.

Now it is a lullaby for all children: for the unborn, but also for those who have not experienced the love of a mother, as well as for those who did have the joy of growing up surrounded by love....

Thanks to the Mother of God, this song has been extended to all children, and thanks to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, it is accompanied by a strong priestly blessing and an authoritative prayer, so that it may touch the hearts of mothers and fathers who are in danger of not welcoming the life entrusted to them.

If you believe it, it will now be the song of the Virgin Mary, which she sings together with us with the intention of consoling and saving her children.

Therefore, our great request as Harpa Dei is that you accompany the song IAVNANA with your prayers, so that it brings blessing, and that you spread it. Heaven and the children will thank you for it!

Listen here to the explanation https://youtu.be/XA5RFLcjMFg

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Harpa Dei
34 Views · 5 months ago

The prayer of the heart sung in CHURCH SLAVONIC: Го́споди Иису́се Христе́, Сы́не Божий, поми́луй мя гре́шнаго (Gospodi Iisuse Hristie, Sine Bozhii, pomilui mea greshnago)

ENGLISH: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
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To learn more about the Jesus Prayer, we recommend listening to this lecture by Br. Elijah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8NmWQ1W0Ks

The "prayer of the heart" (also called the "Jesus prayer") is a valuable form of prayer, originally from the Eastern Church. In an attempt to correspond to St. Paul's exhortation to "pray without ceasing" (1Thess 5:17), the desert fathers developed this systematic repetition of an ejaculatory, the classic form of which is, "Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." When we have exercised ourselves a little in this prayer, we will notice that, thanks to its simplicity, it lends itself perfectly to praying it in any place and circumstance: while driving, while doing household chores, while in the waiting room, etc.
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Harpa Dei
29 Views · 5 months ago

It is with great joy that we publish this chant to the holy angels, composed by St. Hildegard of Bingen. For a whole year we sang it daily and very often in Jerusalem.

With this song, we ask the holy angels - to whom we have entrusted the spreading of our musical apostolate - to help to realise the great intention we carry in our hearts: a true conversion of mankind to the One whom they - the angels - love and serve, and whose divine eyes they gaze upon without ceasing. There is nothing more important for people than to know the love of God and to follow His Son, whom He sent to redeem us.

O most glorious angels, may the triumphant joy of your nature, untainted by every wicked deed, help to drive away the darkness, so that the Kingdom of God may come.
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In the present year, 2023, we have proposed to serve with our prayer and apostolate in a special way the intention of conversion, and we would like to invite our listeners to join us in this great intention.


English translation of the song:

O living light, O angels glorious!

Below divinity, upon the eyes divine you gaze within the darkness mystical of all creation—

In yearnings set alight which can never be quenched or satiated:

How glorious too are these, the joys your form possesses—

that form that in your number remains untouched by every wicked deed that first arose in your companion, that now-lost angel who wished to fly above, within the hidden

pinnacle of God— then twisted, tortured, he was plunged into his ruin.

But yet, his fall’s devices by cunning plot he laid against the craft of God’s creative finger.


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Harpa Dei
20 Views · 5 months ago

Harpa Dei sings, in an arrangement of the choir's own, the hymn "Gloria, laus et honor", which is the ancient Palm Sunday hymn sung during the solemn entrance into the church on this feast.
The hymn was composed as early as the 9th century by the French bishop Theodulf of Orleans, and from there it reached Rome, where it became an integral part of the liturgy.
The audio and video recordings were made by Harpa Dei in Jerusalem. The shots show Bethphage, the place where Jesus rode the donkey; the Mount of Olives above Jerusalem, and then the Kidron Valley below the city walls; in other words, the path that Jesus Himself traveled on that glorious day when He was recognized by His people as King and Messiah.

Translation of the song into English:

Glory, honour, and laud be to Thee, King Christ the Redeemer!
Children before whose steps raised their Hosannas of praise.

Israel's king art Thou, and the glorious Offspring of David, thou that approachest a King blessed in the Name of the LORD.

Met Thee with Palms in their hands that day the folk of the Hebrews:
We with our prayers and our hymns now to Thy presence approach.

They to Thee proffered their praise for to herald Thy dolorous Passion;
We to the King on His Throne utter the jubilant hymn.

They were then pleasing to Thee, unto Thee our devotion be pleasing;
Merciful King, kind King, Who in all goodness art pleased.

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Harpa Dei
55 Views · 6 months ago

⁣Magníficat ánima méa Dóminum,
Et exultávit spíritus méus in Déo salutári méo.
Quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ súæ,
ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dícent ómnes generatiónes.
Quia fécit míhi mágna qui pótens est :
et sánctum nómen éjus
Et misericórdia éjus a progénie in progénies timéntibus éum.
Fécit poténtiam in bráchio súo :
dispérsit supérbos ménte córdis súi.
Depósuit poténtes de séde,
et exaltávit húmiles.
Esuriéntes implévit bónis :
et dívites dimísit inánes.
Suscépit Israël púerum súum,
recordátus misericórdiæ súæ.
Sicut locútus est ad pátres nóstros,
Abraham et sémini éjus in saécula.
Glória Pátri et Fílio et Spirítui Sáncto,
Sicut érat in princípio, et nunc, et sémper,
et in saécula sæculórum.
Amen.”

Harpa Dei
52 Views · 6 months ago

Te Deum

Gregorian Chant Academy
41 Views · 6 months ago

⁣Merry Christmas! "Puer Natus In Bethlehem" is a devotional Christmas hymn with text from the 13th century set to a melody from the 14th century. I tired to add the lyrics on the screen but the video kept having rendering issues for some reason, so I had to remove them. Lyric translation below.

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English translation:
A child is born in Bethlehem, Alleluia.
Wherefore Jerusalem rejoices. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Son assumed flesh, alleluia.
Of God the Father Most High, alleluia.

By a message from Gabriel, alleluia.
A virgin has conceived a son, alleluia.

As a bridegroom from the chamber, alleluia.
He passed through His mother's womb, alleluia.

Here He lies in the manger, Alleluia.
Who reigns without limit. Alleluia

And an angel to the shepherds, alleluia.
Reveals that He is the Lord, alleluia.

The kings of Sheba come, Alleluia.
They offer gold, incense, and myrrh. Alleluia

Each entering the house, Alleluia.
They greet the new-born King of kings. Alleluia

He was born of a virgin mother, Alleluia.
He Who Is light from light, Alleluia.

Without the the serpent's wound, Alleluia.
He comes of our blood; Alleluia

He is like us in the flesh, Alleluia.
Yet different, without sin; Alleluia

That us men redeemed, Alleluia.
Like God and Himself should be. Alleluia

In the joy of this birthday, Alleluia.
Let us bless the Lord: Alleluia.

Praise be to the Holy Trinity, Alleluia.
Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia

Gregorian Chant Academy
65 Views · 6 months ago

⁣The Great Responsory "Aspiciens a longe" is the first responsory of Matins for the 1st Sunday of Advent. This melody first appears in the Antiphoner of Hartker, circa AD 990-1000. It can be found in current books such as the Processionale Monasticum or the Liber Hymnarius, both from Solesmes, with some slight melodic variances.

Translation:
I look from afar:
and behold, I see the power of God coming,
and a cloud covering the whole earth.
Go ye out to meet Him and say:
Tell us if Thou art the One Who is to reign over the people of Israel.

V/ 1. And all the nations and the children of men, the rich and the poor together .

Go ye out to meet Him and say:
Tell us if Thou art the One Who is to reign over the people of Israel.

V/ 2. Look, Who rulest Israel,
Who leadest Joseph like a sheep,
Who sittest upon the cherubim.

Tell us if Thou art the One Who is to reign over the people of Israel.

V/ 3. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, and He shall enter in.
Who is to reign over the people of Israel.

(not included in the original manuscript or recording, but part of the liturgical tradition)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and lo, I see the pow’r of God coming,
and to the Holy Ghost.
and a cloud covering the whole earth.
Go ye out to meet him and say:
Tell us if Thou art the One Who is to reign over the people of Israel.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
25 Views · 7 months ago

Some of my most favorite chants are from the 1st Sunday of Advent. Hear this beautiful communion antiphon "Dominus dabit benignitatem (The Lord giveth goodness)".

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Gregorian Chant Academy
26 Views · 7 months ago

Some of my most favorite chants are from the 1st Sunday of Advent. Hear this beautiful Gradual "Universi qui te expectant (All who wait on Thee shall never be confounded)". I love the incredible range of this chant as well: descending to a low LA in the very beginning, and rising all the way up to a high MI, a range of an octave and a half. The acoustics in this recording are a realistic capturing of an actual location (known as a convolution reverb). This particular reverb is from the Sterling Castle Chapel in Scotland.


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Gregorian Chant Academy
34 Views · 7 months ago

Some of my most favorite chants are from the 1st Sunday of Advent. Hear this beautiful Introit (entrance) antiphon "Ad te levavi (To Thee I lift up my soul)". There also exists a trope from the 12th century about Pope St Gregory the Great, "Sanctissimus namque Gregorius" and is traditionally sung as a prelude to this introit, the very first of the liturgical year. All of the Propers for this Sunday - with the exception of the Communion antiphon - share the same text from Psalm 24 and express the confidence that we should have in God's mercy to help us overcome our enemies: the world, the flesh and the devil. Advent is a time for spiritual preparation for Christmas and is therefore a time of Penance, not partying as the world does during this time. Let us spend more time in silence and prayer during this season so that we may prepare our hearts ("prepare the way of the Lord") and be ready for Him when He comes on Dec 25. May God bless you and have a blessed Advent.

The acoustics in this recording are a realistic capturing of an actual location (known as a convolution reverb). This particular reverb is from the Sterling Castle Chapel in Scotland.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
51 Views · 7 months ago

The Sanctus is the oldest of all of the Ordinary prayers.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
25 Views · 7 months ago

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to men of good will." ~ Luke 2: 14
According to musicologists Willi Apel and David Hiley, the Liber Pontificalis says that Pope Symmachus, around the year AD 510, extended the use of the Gloria [in excelsis Deo] over the entire year, for Sundays and feast of Martyrs. Before this (as well as for sometime after) it was sung as a hymn of thanksgiving at the end of the night office of Matins. While the first words of this prayer are scriptural and from the hymn which the angels sang to the shepherds on the first Christmas night when our Savior was born (Luke 2:14), the rest of this hymn is non-scriptural and in prose. The late Dom Daniel Saulnier of Solesmes (and my former mentor) adds this in his book "Gregorian Chant: A Guide" and translated by Dr Ed Schaefer: "The Gloria, attested in Greek and Syrian sources of the fourth century, may go back to a Greek origin in the second century. The Latin text first appears in the West in the seventh century and stabilizes by the ninth century. ... In the Roman liturgy the Gloria was admitted at first only for the Mass of the Christmas night, due to the appropriateness of its text. Soon extended to the major feasts of the year (by Pope Symmachus as mentioned above), it remained for a time reserved to the bishop. ...After the intonation, the text is composed of two parts: an expression of praise to the Father and one to the Son. The terminating mention of the Holy Spirit gives to the whole a Trinitarian character that does not seem to be early: it was most likely added after quarrels related tot eh development of the dogma of the Trinity."

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Gregorian Chant Academy
35 Views · 7 months ago

According to the musicologist Willi Apel, the Kyrie Eleison (Greek for "Lord, have mercy) was introduced into the Gallican Rite Mass (now defunct for centuries) at the Council of Vaison in the AD 529, in a statement which implies that it had been introduced sometime before into the Roman Mass. Pope Gregory the Great then added the Christe Eleison sometime during his pontificate, between AD 590 and 604. With each invocation being sung three times (in the EF), this is one of the greatest Trinitarian pleas for mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
49 Views · 8 months ago

⁣The text of this chant is taken from the book of Ecclesiasticus/Sirach 36:18 and Psalm 121:1, and, in addition to the 24th Sunday of Pentecost (O.F.)/18th Sunday after Pentecost (E.F.), is used for the Votive Mass for Peace. May all countries experiencing war and persecution be granted peace and grace. Up next will be a prayer for the Church and its Synod.
"O God, from whom all holy desires, all right counsels and all just works do proceed; grant to Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be disposed to obey Thy commandments, and the fear of enemies being removed, our times, by Thy protection, may be peaceful. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen." ~ Collect from the Votive Mass for Peace.

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Harpa Dei
65 Views · 10 months ago

⁣Hymn of St. Bonaventure (13th century) to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

O Heart, Thou ark containing the Law,
not of the old servitude,
but of grace, and indulgence,
and also of mercy.

O Heart, Thou spotless sanctuary of the new covenant,
Thou Temple, holier than the ancient one,
And Veil, more profitable
than that torn of old.

Charity willed Thee to be wounded;
by the spear thrust opened,
that we might venerate
the wounds of an invisible love.

Under this symbol of love,
having suffered bloody and mystical torments,
Christ the Priest offered
each in sacrifice.

Who would not love in turn
the One so loving him?
Who, being thus redeemed, would not love,
and choose eternal dwellings in this Heart?

O Jesus, to Thee be glory,
Who pourest grace from Thy heart,
with the Father and the loving Spirit
unto everlasting ages. Amen.
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Harpa Dei
59 Views · 10 months ago

⁣The image we have taken as a background for the canticle of the Benedictus is found in the very place where this prayer was first pronounced: The Church of the Birth of St. John the Baptist in Ain Karem (Israel).

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Harpa Dei
37 Views · 10 months ago

⁣This hymn is attributed to Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604) and its use begins at that time. It is used at Vespers from the first Sunday of Lent until the Friday before Passion Sunday, both on Sundays and feast days.

AUDI, benigne Conditor,
nostras preces cum fletibus,
sacrata in abstinentia
fusas quadragenaria.

Scrutator alme cordium,
infirma tu scis virium;
ad te reversis exhibe
remissionis gratiam.

Multum quidem peccavimus,
sed parce confitentibus,
tuique laude nominis
confer medelam languidis.

Sic corpus extra conteri
dona per abstinentiam,
ieiunet ut mens sobria
a labe prorsus criminum.

Praesta, beata Trinitas,
concede, simplex Unitas,
ut fructuosa sint tuis
haec parcitatis munera. Amen.


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Harpa Dei
75 Views · 10 months ago

⁣The "Alma Redemptoris Mater" is one of the four Marian Antiphons sung at the end of the liturgy of the hours. Its author is believed to be Hermannus Contractus ("Herman the Lame"; 1013-1054). It is traditionally sung after the recitation of Compline from the first Sunday of Advent until the Feast of Candlemas or Feast of the Purification of the Virgin (2 February)


Alma Redemptoris Mater, quæ pervia cæli
Porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,
Surgere qui curat, populo: tu quæ genuisti,
Natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

Loving Mother of the Redeemer,
who remains the accessible Gateway of Heaven,
and Star of the Sea,
Give aid to a falling people
that strives to rise;
O Thou who begot thy holy Creator,
while all nature marvelled,
Virgin before and after
receiving that "Ave" from the mouth of Gabriel,
have mercy on sinners.


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Harpa Dei
61 Views · 10 months ago

⁣With this Compline, the basic structure of which dates back to St. Benedict (6th century), we join the millennia-old tradition of the Divine Office of our Roman Catholic Church. We invite you to sing it with us and with the Church of all ages!
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Harpa Dei
44 Views · 10 months ago

⁣The village of Nazareth was the place chosen by the Heavenly Father, in His love, for the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel to resound there, which would transform the whole of human history. The long-awaited Messiah would come to this world to redeem humanity. And the Virgin Mary was the one whom the Lord was pleased to look upon and who proved worthy of His choice: to be the Mother of the Son of God.

In this video filmed in Nazareth, Harpa Dei intones the Tractus (a chant sung before the Gospel during penitential seasons) for the Feast of the Archangel Gabriel, which, in the traditional calendar, is celebrated on 24 March, on the eve of the Solemnity of the Annunciation.

English translation:

Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb,
and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Emmanuel.
How, asked she, can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?
And the angel answered and said unto her:
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee.
Therefore the child to be born will be holy and will be called Son of God.

Text in Latin:

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum;
benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus est fructus ventris tui.
Ecce concipies et paries filium,
et vocabis nomen eius Emmanuel
Quomodo, inquit, fiet istud,
quoniam virum non cognosco?
Et respondens Angelus dixit ei:
Spiritus Domini superveniet in te
et virtus Altissimi obumbrabit tibi.

Gregorian Chant Academy
72 Views · 10 months ago

⁣Join me as I sit down for an interview with the members of Harpa Dei to discover more about their lives and their music (November, 2021). Ever since I discovered Harpa Dei in early 2021, I have been a huge fan! A few months after this interview, they asked me if I and my schola friends could assist them in their recording of the song of the prayer on the St Benedict medal. We have been very good friends ever since.


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St Benedict medal prayer song: ⁣https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGiwGcmBv1Q


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Gregorian Chant Academy
72 Views · 10 months ago

⁣I am very happy to bring you three exciting new announcements:
1) regarding the 2023 International Chant Conference
2) regarding exciting new developments in the Academy and
3) ... you'll have to watch to the end to find out!

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Gregorian Chant Academy
85 Views · 1 year ago

⁣Written by St Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, probably in the wake of the declaration of the feast of Corpus Christi, the "Adoro te devote" was not originally intended for any liturgical use but most likely used as a private prayer for Thomas' daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, but was later incorporated into the Roman Missal of 1570 after the Council of Trent. St Thomas also composed the Sequence "Lauda Sion", and the hymns "Pange Lingua", "Sacris Solemniis" and "Verbum Supernum".

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Harpa Dei
33 Views · 1 year ago

Este himno fuer cantado especialmente para la campaña de oración en México, como arma espiritual contra el mal de la violencia. Nova Bella (una nueva guerra), se refiere a las luchas espirituales, ya que el mal debe ser vencido con nuestro Señor con la verdad y el amor. El himno en latín está dedicado a Santa Juana de Arco y debe continuar sirviendo contra la violencia en todas las partes del mundo!

This piece was especially sung during the prayer-campaign in Mexiko as a spiritual wapon against the evil of violence. Nova Bella (New wars) means spiritual wars, because the evil should be overcome through our Lord by truth and love! The song in Latin is dedicated to Ste. Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) and should continue to serve against violence in all parts of the world!

Gregorian Chant Academy
27 Views · 1 year ago

Join me and my good friend, Alberto Diaz-Blanco (director of Neumz) as he presents his spiritual commentary on the Introit for Easter Sunday, "Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum" followed by a conversation about Gregorian Chant in general.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
136 Views · 1 year ago

Did Jesus sing anything when He rose from the dead? If He did, what was it and what did it sound like? This may not be what He actually sang, but it is likely not too far from it either. To learn more about this chant, check out my episode with Neumz director, Alberto Diaz Blanco.

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Lisa Knobel
99 Views · 1 year ago

This version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet was inspired by the Othodox Thrice Holy Hymn (Trisagion). In this case, I used the Second Mode, brief for weekdays, a traditional Athonite Melody. To complete the chaplet, the "Eternal Father" and "For the Sake" sections are also inspired by Othodox chants. I'm sorry I forgot which ones I chose. But, they are appropriate to the lyrics for that section as similar words or concepts are covered by those chants. Here is the link for all of the Orthodox music ⁣https://stanthonysmonastery.or....g/pages/divine-litur

This was the first time I created an entire recording of the music and then added the lyrics afterward. I have no concept of music production like this, so the whole project took longer than expected. But, I learned a ton for future projects.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
164 Views · 1 year ago

⁣This is the simple tone version of the Regina Caeli, ⁣which is traditionally sung at the end of Compline (and Mass), the night prayer of the Church, from Compline of Holy Saturday until None of the Saturday within octave of Pentecost. It also typically replaces the Angelus which is prayed at morning, noon, and evening. It petitions Mary, as Queen of heaven, with her Son as King, to rejoice and pray for us. Whereas a few days before Easter she was the Lady of Sorrows, now we proclaim to her to rejoice, for Christ is Risen! As Christ chose to come to us through Her, He has also chosen for us to go to Him through her as well. The composer of the chant is anonymous, but the earliest record of the melody (the solemn form) dates back to an Antiphonary of the 12th century, held in St Peter's Basilica in Rome. According to legend, during the great plague of the 6th century, while Pope St Gregory the Great was leading a procession through the streets of Rome, there was heard angels singing the first three lines of this text, to which, St Gregory added the fourth. After this, he saw an angel on top of what is now Castel Sant'Angelo sheathing his sword, signifying the end of the plague. The historical veracity of this story is unknown.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
36 Views · 1 year ago

⁣The Exsultet is the beautiful chant sung by the deacon at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. After having blessed the fire and lighted the triple candle outside, the clergy and faithful process into the church, all in darkness, where the paschal candle is lit. Then, the Exsultet is sung... by candle light. Granted, there would not be any harmonic drones like in this recording; I have added that simply for esthetics since it is a recording, not the actual liturgy. Traditionally, prior to the liturgical changes of 1955, the mass of Holy Saturday (aka Easter Vigil) was not celebrated at night, but in the morning (just like the Vigil masses of Pentecost, Christmas and Assumption) as it is the mass of Holy Saturday, NOT the first mass of Easter Sunday. It is a mass in anticipation of the Resurrection. Therefore, in order to make the church dark, the windows, like the statues and sacred images, were also veiled. After the Exsultet was finished, the veils on the windows were removed, letting the light pour in and fill the church.

English translation:
"Let the angelic choirs of Heaven now rejoice; let the divine Mysteries rejoice; and let the trumpet of salvation sound forth the victory of so great a King. Let the earth also rejoice, made radiant by such splendor; and, enlightened with the brightness of the eternal King, let it know that the darkness of the whole world is scattered. Let our mother the Church also rejoice, adorned with the brightness of so great a light; and let this temple resound with the loud acclamations of the people. Wherefore I beseech you, most beloved brethren, who are here present in the wondrous brightness of this holy light, to invoke with me the mercy of almighty God. That He who has vouchsafed to admit me among the Levites, without any merits of mine, would pour forth the brightness of His light upon me, and enable me to perfect the praise of this wax candle. Through our Lord Jesus Christ His Son, Who with Him and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth one God for ever and ever. R. Amen."

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