It’s rare for me to diverge from my usual blither into the more esoteric territory of sacred music, not least because I’m bound to offend at least one person, but this delightful new setting charmed my socks off!
Absolutely glorious. Can we have more of this please? You don’t even need the accompanying choir or harmony, the top line in itself is beautiful and relatively simple.
For those who haven’t already come across this – it’s the Mass of the English Martyrs, by Jeff Ostrowski. Sublime. How do we make this mandatory in all Norvus Ordo Masses? The score is free, no copyright issue – choirmasters start downloading and get singing. It’s even been scored for higher and lower voices.
A perfect Mass setting for the ordinations of those to the Ordinariate or indeed former Anglican, convert clergy…
Enjoy. (h/t chant cafe)