Chrism Mass in Boston


On Tuesday at 11, at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross, cathedral.jpg the choir (with soloists and volunteers from other groups) will be singing these and other works:

Which one is not like the rest?

(a) Ecce sacerdos magnus, Leo Abbott (music director)
(b) Juravit, William Cdl. O'Connell
(c) Melodic Gloria, James Chepponis
(d) Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation from Mass for the Chrism, Robert Twynham
(e) Sanctus from Mass for the City, Richard Proulx

(f) The Lord Is My Shepherd, Thomas Matthews
(g) Laudate Dominum, Mozart
(h) Pan de Vida, Bob Hurd, arr. Kingsbury


My guess is the Chepponis piece. I'm sorry to say he's the musical director for my diocese (Pittsburgh). He has horrible taste in music, both what he picks and what he writes.

I'll say the Sanctus...Richard Proulx has a style all his own. That's why he's my all-time favorite composer.


"Pan de Vida".

Who snuck that one in?

Well, it seems I've been spared having to sing Inna Panna da Vida, as I have a cold and will not attend today's Chrism Mass. Over at Dom's, by the way, there's talk that new auxiliaries may be announced at the Mass.

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