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Latin Mass Homeschool Family

By Veronica Brandt
Learning Latin and Gregorian Chant to Save the World! Each episode features underorganized attempts to address the amazing Gregorian chant deficiencies prevalent in the world today. Do you suffer from Eucharistic Cardio Insufficiency? Try kick-starting your prayer-life with the secret weapon of the monastic movement. We can help you reach your Choral Office goals. Find out more about us : www.brandt.id.au
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Astra quae terram - Gregorian chant hymn to St Philomena in Latin
It was St Philomena's feast day 12 August. Someone requested me to sing a hymn to St Philomena in Latin. Sure enough there was a thread on the Musica Sacra forum about chant hymns for St Philomena and you can read the rest of the story, and download the PDF on my website: https://www.kidschant.com/post/st-philomena/
03:01
August 15, 2022
Corda Pia Inflammantur - Hymn for St Francis - Gregorian chant
This is the leftover recording from my #100daysofchant challenge. You see, there's just too much Gregorian chant out there. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/corda.html
05:01
August 12, 2022
Ave Maria - Gregorian Chant mode 1
Day 100 of #100daysofchant  Well, this is the final installment. I hope you enjoyed the ride. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/avemaria.html
01:40
August 11, 2022
Da pacem Domine - grant peace, O Lord - short antiphon for Peace in our days
Day 99 of #100daysofchant  Da pacem Domine, in diebus nostris. Quia non est aliud qui pugnet pro nobis nisi tu Deus noster. Give peace, O Lord, in our days because there is no one else who will fight for us if not you, our God. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/dapacem.html
00:51
August 10, 2022
Virgo Dei Genitrix - the short hymn to Our Lady with the most elisions
Day 98 of #100daysofchant 1. Virgo Dei Genitrix, quem totus non capit orbis: In tua se clausit viscera factus homo. 1. O Virgin Mother of God, He Whom the whole world does not contain, enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man. 2. Vera fides Geniti purgavit crimina mundi, Et tibi virginitas inviolata manet. 2. True faith in thy begotten Son has cast out the sins of the world, and for thee virginity remains inviolate. 3. Te matrem pietatis, opem te clamitat orbis: Subvenias famulis, O benedicta, tuis. 3. Thou art the Mother of divine love, Thou the aiding power the world cries out to: come in aid, O blessed one, of thy servants. 4. Gloria magna Patri, compar sit gloria Nato, Spiritui Sancto gloria magna Deo. 4. Great glory be to the Father, equal glory to the Son, great glory to God the Holy Spirit. Amen. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/virgodei.html
01:21
August 09, 2022
Adoremus in Aeternum - responsary-ish hymn for the end of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Day 97 of #100daysofchant  Adoremus in aeternum, sanctissimum sacramentum. Let us adore forever the most Holy Sacrament (Jesus truly present under the appearance of bread) https://www.kidschant.com/course/benediction/ https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/adoremus.html
01:30
August 08, 2022
Tantum Ergo - Such therefore a Sacrament, we venerate bowing down
Day 96 of #100daysofchant One webpage about this hymn - plus the PDF that I'm singing from: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/tantumergo.html Another webpage on learning the Latin for Benediction, based on the Catholic's Latin Instructor by Fr Caswall: https://www.kidschant.com/course/benediction/
01:32
August 07, 2022
O Salutaris Hostia - O saving Victim - penultimate verse of Verbum Supernum
Day 95 of #100daysofchant Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is one of those old devotions that sometimes gets taken for granted, but seems to be a bit rarer than it should be. For learning the words, see this interactive page at Kids Chant: https://www.kidschant.com/course/benediction/o-salutaris/ or this more mundane page: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/osalutaris.html
01:58
August 06, 2022
Little Office BVM Compline in Gregorian Chant with updated Psalm Tone
Day 94 of #100daysofchant  So close to finishing! For anyone new, I have been working on a course teaching people how to Sing the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Latin since 2020. Recently someone asked about the Psalm tone I was using for Compline compared with page 158 of the Baronius Press book, so I made a technical video exploring what was going on there - you'll have to get the course to find the video. In the process, I updated the booklets - available at littleoffice.brandt.id.au. Today I got around to fixing up the Psalm tone in a recording with one of my sons. So now you have the definitive way to sing Compline from the Little Office. Except I've still got the Monastic Sub Tuum in there, but no one has asked me about that yet, so it's staying for now as a nod to Maternal Heart Church, Lewisham. God bless  you!
10:08
August 05, 2022
Illuxerunt coruscationes - Introit for the Transfiguration - Lightning!
Day 93 of #100daysofchant  The Introit for the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (6 August) ILLUXÉRUNT coruscatiónes, tuæ orbi terræ: commota est, et contrémuit terra. Ps. Quam dilécta tabernácula tua, Dómine virtútum! concupíscit, et déficit anima mea in atria Dómini. Gloria Patri. Thy lightnings enlightened the world: the earth shook and trembled. Ps. How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. Glory be to the Father.
01:50
August 04, 2022
Visionem quam vidistis - Communion antiphon for the Transfiguration
Day 92 of #100daysofchant  Visionem quam vidistis, nemini dixeritis, donec a mortuis resurgat Filius hominis. Tell the vision which you have seen to no man until the Son of Man is risen from the dead. or Television to no man. No TV. Dixit Dominus.
00:55
August 03, 2022
Another Quae est ista + Magnificat for the Catena Legionis Mariae - from Lauds of the Assumption
Day 91 of #100daysofchant  The visuals are pages 207 and 1600^4 from the Liber Usualis 1961. Here's my earlier version using a Communion Antiphon: https://youtu.be/XpEtkYi8vI0
03:40
August 02, 2022
Vexilla Regis - Abroad the regal banners fly - Gregorian chant - sonorous Passiontide meditation
Day 90 of #100daysofchant  We sang this as an intermission procession for a production of The Man Born to Be King at the Great Hall in Sydney University. That was my introduction to it. The whole audience processed out after the Crucifixion, giving the stage crew time to change the set. More Info: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/vexilla.html
03:23
August 01, 2022
Sacris Solemniis - cool hymn to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Day 89 of #100daysofchant This hymn is more famous for the last two verses: Panis Angelicus. More info https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/sacris.html
03:42
July 31, 2022
Salve Festa Dies - Cool chorus, tricky verses - Easter procession hymn - Hail festival day!
Day 88 of #100daysofchant  You guys probably all go to the Easter Vigil and sleep in on Easter Sunday, don't you? Well, some really cool stuff happens while you guys are all sleeping. Easter Sunday has this little known optional procession. Do you need a translation here when the words are in the video? Way back when I put A New Book of Old Hymns together, I could not find a translation anywhere. Now they seem to abound on the internet! So many different versions though! There are even variations for Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. Salve festa dies toto venerabilis aevo In tempore paschale:   qua Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet. In die ascensione:   qua Deus ascendit victor et astra tenet. In die pentecoste:   qua sacer accendit Spiritus igne suos. Hail festal day, hallowed forever; On which God defeats hell and seizes heaven. Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo. Behold the beauty of the world reborn bears witness that all gifts have returned with their Lord. Namque triumphanti post tristia tartara Christo Undique fronde nemus gramina flore favent. For indeed, from every side leafy groves and meadow flowers greet Christ as he returns in triumph after the gloom of hell. Qui genus humanum cernes mersisse profundo, ut hominem eriperes, es quoque factus homo. When Thou sawest mankind buried in sin Thou becamest man to rescue man. Tristia cesserunt infernae vincula legis Expavitque chaos luminis ore premi. The cruel bondage of hell's tyranny has passed away, Chaos is in terror of being overwhelmed by the face of light. Pollicitam sed redde fidem, precor, alma potestas, Tertia lux redii, surge sepulte meus. O Nourishing Power, fulfil Thy promise, I pray. The third day dawns. Arise, my buried Lord. Solve catenates inferni carceris umbrae, et revoca sursum, quiquid ad ima ruit. Loose the gloomy chains of hell's prison house and call back whatever is plummeting. Redde tuam faciem, videant ut saecula lumen redde diem, qui nos, te moriente, fugit. Show us Thy face again, that the world may see its light. Show us the daylight that fled from us while Thou wast dying.
04:10
July 30, 2022
Ubi Caritas est vera (with one slip into "et amor") Gregorian Chant
Day 87 of #100daysofchant  I went with the "est vera" version thinking that it would be the better version as the new books were using it - like the way some of the Pre-Urbanite versions of hymns were being revived. Unfortunately, this isn't the way most of the groups I sing with sing it. "Ubi caritas et amor" is pretty entrenched. If I ever get around to the new version of A New Book of Old Hymns, this is one of many little changes to be made. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/ubicaritas.html
02:46
July 29, 2022
Stabat Mater - the easy hymn version - Our Lady of Sorrows by the Cross
Day 86 of #100daysofchant This one's a classic hymn to accompany the Stations of the Cross. The Latin is so brief and concise and beautiful. There's also a Sequence version with a bit more variety to the tune, but when I put together A New Book of Old Hymns, this simpler one was the only one I knew. For more info see: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/stabatmater.html
04:22
July 28, 2022
Crux Fidelis - Faithful Cross - the 1962 Liber Usualis version
Day 85 of #100daysofchant   I love how the chorus repeats in two parts. Keeps you awake figuring out which chorus comes next. Also makes it a bit more interesting to sing along the chorus. And it is beautiful - recounting the story of Redemption from Eden to Bethlehem to the Upper Room to Calvary to Heaven.  More info at: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/cruxfidelis.html   Crux fidelis, inter omnes arbor una nobilis: nulla silva talem profert, fronde, flore, germine. Dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulce pondus sustinet.  Faithful cross, above all other: one and only noble tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, none in fruit thy peer may be: sweetest wood and sweetest iron, sweetest weight is hung on thee.  De parentis protoplasti Fraude Factor condolens, Quando pomi noxialis In necem morsu ruit: Ipse lignum tunc notavit, Damna ligni ut solveret.  Hoc opus nostræ salutis Ordo depoposcerat; Multiformis proditoris Ars ut artem falleret, Et medelam ferret inde, Hostis unde læserat.  Quando venit ergo sacri Plenitudo temporis, Missus est ab arce Patris Natus, orbis Conditor; Atque ventre virginali Carne amictus prodiit.  Vagit infans inter arcta Conditus præsepia: Membra pannis envoluta Vrigo Mater alligat: Et Dei manus pedesque Stricta cingit fascia.  Lustra sex qui jam peregit, Tempus implens corporis, Sponte libera Redemptor Passioni deditus, Agnus in Crucis levatur Immolandus stipite.  Felle potus ecce languet: Spina, clavi, lancea Mite corpus perforarunt: Unda manat, et cruor: Terra, pontus, astra, mundus, Quo lavantur flumine!  Flecte ramos arbor alta, Tensa laxa viscera, Et rigor lentescat ille, Quem dedit nativitas; Et superni membra regis Tende miti stipite.  Sola digna tu fuisti Ferre mundi victimam; Atque portum præparare Arco mundo naufrago, Quam sacer cruor perunxit, Fusus Agni corpore.  Sempiterna sit beatæ Trinitati gloria, Æqua Patri, Filioque; Par decus Paraclito: Unius Trinique nomen Laudet universitas.
08:39
July 27, 2022
Pange Lingua - sing my tongue - Benediction Hymn by Thomas Aquinas
Day 84 of #100daysofchant   You know this one, don't you?  There's a bit more information here (along with a crossword puzzle to test your vocabulary skillz):  https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/pangelingua.html
03:01
July 26, 2022
Adoro Te Devote - Thomas Aquinas' really cool hymn to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Day 83 of #100daysofchant   Everyone should know this one. I keep assuming everyone does, and that's probably why I haven't recorded it already. This is one I loved reading in our parish hymnbook during Mass way back in the 80s, in the Gerard Manley Hopkins translation without the Pelican verse. I would spend Mass memorizing it, even though I'm not sure if I understood it all.  You can find more info about it, plus the pdf for the visuals here:  https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/adorote.html
03:14
July 25, 2022
Haec Dies - This is the day that the Lord hath made - Melismatic Easter Chant
Day 82 of #100daysofchant This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: exsultemus et laetemur in ea.
01:18
July 24, 2022
Inclina aurem tuam - Communion antiphon for 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Day 81 of #100daysofchant  This is the Communion Antiphon for this Sunday. I've sung it with the extra verses as found in the Goupil Gradual from Corpus Christi Watershed. INCLÍNA aurem tuam, accélera ut erípias me. Bow down Thy ear, make haste to deliver me.
01:52
July 23, 2022
Sicut in holocaustis - Offertory 7th Sunday post Pentecost
Day 80 of #100daysofchant This is the offertory antiphon for Mass this Sunday  SICUT in holocáustis aríetum et taurórum, et sicut in míllibus agnórum pínguium: sic fiat sacrifícium nostrum in conspéctu tuo hódie, ut pláceat tibi: quia non est confúsio confidéntibus in te, Dómine.   As in holocausts of rams and bullocks, and as in thousands of fat lambs; so let our sacrifice be made in Thy sight this day, that it may please Thee: for there is no confusion to them that trust in Thee, O Lord.
01:46
July 22, 2022
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus - clap your hands! Introit 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Day 79 of #100daysofchant  This is the Introit for Mass this Sunday OMNES gentes, pláudite manibús: jubiláte Deo in voce exsultatiónis.  Ps. 46. 3. Quóniam Dóminus excélsus, terribílis: Rex magnus super omnem terram. V. Glória Patri.  Clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of joy.  Ps. For the Lord is most high, He is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth. V. Glory be to the Father. 
01:46
July 21, 2022
O Filii et Filiae - an Easter hymn
Day 78 of #100daysofchant https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/ofilii.html
05:01
July 20, 2022
Compline: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 77 of #100daysofchant The final installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
03:39
July 19, 2022
Vespers: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 76 of #100daysofchant The penultimate installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
03:15
July 18, 2022
None: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 75 of #100daysofchant The fifth installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
02:58
July 17, 2022
Sext: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 74 of #100daysofchant The fourth installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
03:02
July 16, 2022
Terce: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 73 of #100daysofchant The third installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
02:57
July 15, 2022
Prime: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 72 of #100daysofchant The second installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
02:57
July 14, 2022
Matins: Chant Little Office of the Immaculate Conception
Day 71 of #100daysofchant The first installment in the simple sing-through the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. More info : littleoffice.brandt.id.au
03:36
July 13, 2022
Little Office of the Immaculate Conception in Gregorian Chant
Day 70 of #100daysofchant More info: littleoffice.brandt.id.au
11:18
July 12, 2022
Taking an Antiphon from the Little Office and adding a matching Alleluia
Day 69 of #100daysofchant Let's pray for children making their first Holy Communion. More info here: https://www.brandt.id.au/post/alleluia-match/
00:41
July 11, 2022
Flos Carmeli - ready for 16 July - remember to kiss your scapular
Day 68 of #100daysofchant The Carmelite sequence for 16 July. Two of my children help me out here. https://www.ccwatershed.org/2018/07/07/flos-carmeli-carmelite-novena/ Flos Carmeli, vitis florigera, splendor caeli, virgo puerpera singularis. Mater mitis sed viri nescia Carmelitis da privilegia Stella Maris. Radix Jesse germinans flosculum nos ad esse tecum in saeculum patiaris. Inter spinas quae crescis lilium serva puras mentes fragilium tutelaris. Armatura fortis pugnantium furunt bella tende praesidium scapularis. Per incerta prudens consilium per adversa iuge solatium largiaris. Mater dulcis Carmeli domina, plebem tuam reple laetitia qua bearis. Paradisi clavis et ianua, fac nos duci quo, Mater, gloria coronaris. Amen. (Alleluia.) Flower of Carmel, Tall vine blossom laden; Splendour of heaven, Childbearing yet maiden. None equals thee. Mother so tender, Who no man didst know, On Carmel's children Thy favours bestow. Star of the Sea. Strong stem of Jesse, Who bore one bright flower, Be ever near us And guard us each hour, who serve thee here. Purest of lilies, That flowers among thorns, Bring help to the true heart That in weakness turns and trusts in thee. Strongest of armour, We trust in thy might: Under thy mantle, Hard press'd in the fight, we call to thee. Our way uncertain, Surrounded by foes, Unfailing counsel You give to those who turn to thee. O gentle Mother Who in Carmel reigns, Share with your servants That gladness you gained and now enjoy. Hail, Gate of Heaven, With glory now crowned, Bring us to safety Where thy Son is found, true joy to see. Amen. (Alleluia.)
02:33
July 10, 2022
Salve Mater misericordiae - Hail, Mother of mercy (have mercy on this recording!)
Day 66 of #100daysofchant I didn't do a great job here - I missed a verse accidentally and went flat, but hoping that on the balance, it may illuminate another corner of the treasure trove of the Church's patrimony of sacred music. Refrain: Hail, Mother of mercy, Mother of God, and Mother of pardon, Mother of hope, and Mother of grace, Mother full of holy joy, O Mary! 1. Hail, honor of mankind; hail, Virgin worthier than others, who surpass all virgins and in heaven occupy the highest seat of honor, O Mary! 2. Hail, happy child-bearing Mother, for He Who sits at the right hand of the Father, ruling heaven, earth, and sky, didst enclose Himself within Thy womb, O Mary! 3. The Father created thee, the Only-Begotten One loved thee, the Holy Spirit made thee fruitful, thou art made wholly divine, O Mary! 4. God wondrously created thee; looks on thee, the humble handmaid; seeks thee, the amiable spouse; no one was made similar to thee, O Mary! 5. All the just desire to praise thee, but it is never sufficient; Many praises of thee they receive, but they are utterly deficient, O Mary! 6. O Mother, be our solace; thou Virgin, be our joy; at last, after this exile, join us, rejoicing, to the heavenly choirs, O Mary!
04:59
July 09, 2022
Regina Mundi - Queen of the World and Lady of Mt Carmel
Day 67 of #100daysofchant  Regina Mundi - the communion antiphon for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel coming up on the 16th July REGÍNA mundi digníssima, María Virgo perpétua, intercéde pro nostra pace et salúte, quæ genuísti Christum Dóminum, Salvatórem ómnium. Most worthy queen of the world, Mary, ever a virgin, intercede for our peace and safety, who didst bring forth Christ, Our Lord, the Saviour of all. 
00:59
July 09, 2022
Stella caeli - hymn to Our Lady against plague
Day 65 of #100daysofchant https://www.ccwatershed.org/2020/03/13/stella-caeli-a-hymn-against-pestilence/ The Star of Heaven that nourished the Lord drove away the plague of death which the first parents of man brought into the world. May this bright Star now vouchsafe to extinguish that foul constellation whose battles have slain the people with the wound of death. O most pious Star of the Sea, preserve us from pestilence; hear us, O Lady, for Thy Son honours Thee by denying Thee nothing. Save us, O Jesus, for whom Thy Virgin Mother supplicates Thee.
02:14
July 07, 2022
Maria Mater Gratiae - quick 2 verse hymn to Our Lady, Mother of Grace
Day 64 of #100daysofchant  Wikipedia interleaves the text with the English translation: Maria, mater gratiae, Mary, gracious mother, Dulcis parens clementiae, Sweet fount of mercy, Tu nos ab hoste protege, Protect us from the foe, Et mortis hora suscipe. And receive us in our hour of death. Jesu, tibi sit gloria, Jesu, glory be to Thee, Qui natus es de Virgine, Born of the Virgin, Cum Patre et almo Spiritu, With the Father and the Holy Spirit, In sempiterna saecula. Amen. For ever and ever. Amen.
00:57
July 06, 2022
Ut queant laxis - the do-re-mi hymn to cure sore throats
Day 63 of #100daysofchant https://www.ccwatershed.org/2013/06/22/ut-queant-laxis-time-soon/
02:24
July 05, 2022
Exaudi, Domine, vocem meam - 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Day 62 of #100daysofchant The Introit for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost (that's next Sunday, so get practising!) EXAUDI, Dómine, vocem meam, qua clamávi ad te: adjútor meus esto, ne derelínquas me, neque despícias me, Deus salutáris meus. Ps. 26. 2. Dóminus illuminátio mea, et salus mea, quem timébo? V. Glória Patri. Hear O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to Thee: be Thou my helper, forsake me not, nor do Thou despise me, O God, my Saviour. Ps. The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom shall I fear? V. Glory be to the Father. 
02:20
July 04, 2022
Unam petii - One thing have I asked - Communio 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Day 61 of #100daysofchant UNAM pétii a Dómino, hanc requíram: ut inhábitem in domo Dòmini ómnibus diébus vitæ meæ. One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
01:08
July 03, 2022
Dominus firmamentum meum - Communion 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Day 60 of #100daysofchant  DÓMINUS firmaméntum meum, et refúgium meum, et liberátor meus: Deus meus adjútor meus.  The Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my deliverer, my God is my helper.
00:46
July 02, 2022
Calix benedictionis - Offertory for the Most Precious Blood
Day 59 of #100daysofchant  The feast of the Most Precious Blood is on 1st July. This is the Offertory Antiphon: CALIX benedictiónis, cui benedícimus, nonne communicátio Sánguinis Christi est? et panis, quem frángimus, nonne participátio Córporis Dómini est? The chalice of benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord? Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
01:12
July 01, 2022
Christus semel - Communion for the Most Precious Blood
Day 58 of #100daysofchant  The feast of the Most Precious Blood is on 1st July. This is the Communion Antiphon: CHRISTUS semel oblátus est ad multórum exhauriénda peccáta: secúndo sine peccáto apparébit exspectántibus se in salútem.  Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time He shall appear without sin to them that expect Him, unto salvation. Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
00:38
June 30, 2022
Redemisti nos - Introit for the Most Precious Blood
Day 57 of #100daysofchant  The feast of the Most Precious Blood is on 1st July. This is the Introit or Entrance Antiphon: REDEMISTI nos, Dómine, in sanguine tuo, ex omni tribu, et lingua, et pópulo, et natióne: et fecísti nos Deo nostro regnum. Ps. 88.2. Misericórdias Dómini in ætérnum cantábo: in generatiónem et generatiónem annuntiábo veritátem tuam in ore meo. Gloria Patri.  Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and hast made us to our God a kingdom. Ps. The mercies of the Lord I will sing forever: I will show forth Thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation. Glory be to the Father.
02:32
June 29, 2022
Jesu Rex Admirabilis - Palestrina Plus Plainchant
Day 56 of #100daysofchant  Jesu Rex Admirabilis is one part of St Bernard of Clairvaux's Really Long Poem. The other popular part is Jesu Dulcis Memoria. Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina arranged it in this beautiful three part motet. Here we alternate between the Palestrina and the Gregorian chant. 1  Jesu, Rex admirabilis Et triumphator nobilis Dulcedo ineffabilis Totus desiderabilis. 2  Mane nobiscum Domine Et nos illustra lumine Pulsa mentis caligine Mundum reple dulcedine. 3  Te saeculorum Principem, Te, Christe, regem gentium, Te mentium, Te cordium unum fatemur arbitrum. 4  Amor Iesus continuus Mihi languor assiduus Mihi Iesus mellifluus Fructus vitæ perpetuus 5  Quocumque loco fuero Semper Iesum desidero Amore Iesus langueo & corde totus ardeo 1  O Jesu, King most wonderful, Thou Conqueror renowned, Thou sweetness most ineffable, In whom all joys are found! 2  When once thou visitest the heart, Then truth begins to shine; Then earthly vanities depart; Then kindles love divine. 3  O Jesu! Light of all below! Thou Fount of life and fire, Surpassing all the joys we know, And all we can desire: 4  May every heart confess thy name, And ever thee adore; And seeking thee, itself inflame To seek thee more and more. 5  Thee may our tongues forever bless, Thee may we love alone; And ever in our lives express The image of thine own. Translation by Edward Caswall
03:33
June 28, 2022
Chant Antiphons for the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary - Mysteria Gaudi
Day 55 of #100daysofchant  Here are the five antiphons for the five joyful mysteries of the Rosary as in Cantus Selecti from Solesmes. Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
04:42
June 27, 2022
Dico vobis: Joy over 1 sinner who repents - Communion antiphon for 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Day 54 of #100daysofchant The Communion Antiphon for last Sunday, the Third Sunday after Pentecost. I brought my microphone to choir practice so you hear three of us singing today. DICO vobis: gáudium est Angelis Dei super uno peccatóre pœniténtiam agénte. I say to you: there is joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance. Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
00:25
June 26, 2022
Alleluia - assumpta est Maria in caelum
Day 53 of #100daysofchant Alleluia! Assumpta est Maria in Caelum - Mary is assumed into heaven.  The Alleluia for the feast of the Annunciation Support this Channel NEW! Shop.Jubil.us https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
01:46
June 25, 2022
Chant Antiphons for the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary - Mysteria Doloris
Day 52 of #100daysofchant Here are the five antiphons for the five sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary as in Cantus Selecti from Solesmes.
03:26
June 24, 2022
Imitatores mei estote - communion for St Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Day 51 of #100daysofchant  IMITATÓRES mei estóte, fratres, et observáte eos, qui ita ámbulant, sicut habétis formam nostram.  Be followers of Me, brethren, and observe them who walk, so as you have our model.  0:00 Intro 0:26 Computer "sings the Communion Antiphon 1:05 I sing the Communion Antiphon 2:10 Psalm 35, verse 1 2:22 Communion Antiphon again 2:55 Psalm 35, verse 2 or maybe 3 3:09 Communion Antiphon Yet Again 3:41 Psalm 35, verse 3 or 4 3:56 Communion Antiphon encore 4:30 Gloria Patri 4:45 Communion Antiphon Last Time 5:43 Communion Antiphon Psalm Toned 5:58 Closing Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
06:54
June 23, 2022
In conspectu Angelorum - Offertory for St Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Day 50 of #100daysofchant  IN conspéctu Angelórum psallam tibi: adorábo ad templum sanctum tuum, et confitébor nómini tuo.  I will sing praise to Thee in the sight of the angels; I will adore at Thy holy temple, and give glory to Thy name.  0:00 Intro 0:47 Computer "sings" the Offertory Antiphon 1:52 I sing the Offertory 3:00 Offertory to a Psalm Tone 3:21 Closing Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
03:47
June 22, 2022
Alleluia - Repleti fructu - St Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Day 49 of #100daysofchant  A priest requested recordings of the propers for 5th July for a Missa Cantata celebrating his 20th anniversary of priestly ordination. Here is a video I hope will help someone preparing to sing for this feast day. ALLELÚIA, allelúia. V. Repléti fructu justítiæ per Jesum Christum, in glóriam et laudem Dei. Allelúia. Alleluia, alleluia. V. Filled with the fruit of justice through Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God. Alleluia.  0:00 Intro 0:35 Computer "sings" the Alleluia 1:54 I sing the Alleluia 3:27 About Breathing 4:28 Alleluia simplified à la Liber Brevior 5:39 Alleluia completely Psalm Toned 6:08 Closing Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
06:42
June 21, 2022
Testis mihi est - Gradual for St Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Day 48 of #100daysofchant A priest requested recordings of the propers for 5th July for a Missa Cantata celebrating his 20th anniversary of priestly ordination. Here is a video I hope will help someone preparing to sing for this feast day. TESTIS mihi est Deus, quo modo cúpiam omnes vos in viscéribus Jesu Christi. Et hoc oro, ut cáritas vestra magis ac magis abúndet in sciéntia, et in omni sensu. V. Ut probétis potióra, ut sitis sincéri, et sine offénsa in diem Christi.  For God is my witness, how I long after you in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge and in all understanding. V. That you may  approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Jesus Christ.  0:00 Intro 0:43 Computer "sings" the Gradual 3:05 I sing the Gradual 6:13 I sing the Gradual to a Psalm Tone 6:58 Same psalm tone a little bit lower 7:40 Closing Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
08:00
June 20, 2022
Sermo meus - Introit for St Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Day 47 of #100daysofchant A priest requested recordings of the propers for 5th July for a Missa Cantata celebrating his 20th anniversary of priestly ordination. Here is a video I hope will help someone preparing to sing for this feast day. SERMO meus, et prædicátio mea non in persuasibílibus humánæ sapiéntiæ verbis, sed in ostensióne spíritus, et virtútis. Ps. 110: 1. Confitébor tibi, Dómine, in toto corde meo, in consílio justórum et congregatióne. Gloria Patri. My speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the showing of spirit and power. Ps. I will praise Thee, O Lord with my whole heart, in the council of the just, and in the congregation. Glory be to the Father.  0:00 Intro to Propers Tool 1:34 Computer "sings" the Introit 2:59 I sing the Introit 5:38 Closing Support this Channel https://www.buymeacoffee.com/veronicab https://paypal.me/veronicabrandt Courses https://www.udemy.com/course/sing-officium-parvum-bmv/?referralCode=7C9068C18692B9588F76 https://gum.co/bvmsing Websites https://www.brandt.id.au https://www.kidschant.com https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au https://dead.brandt.id.au https://compline.brandt.id.au https://www.repleatur.net https://knit.brandt.id.au https://newbookoldhyms.brandt.id.au https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au https://veromarybrrr.wordpress.com https://hymni.wordpress.com
06:06
June 19, 2022
Gustate et videte - Taste and See!
Day 46 of #100daysofchant Gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus; beatus vir qui sperat in eo. Taste and see that the Lord is sweet; blessed is the man who trusts in him. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=1203
00:38
June 18, 2022
Tantum Ergo - Mozarabic or Spanish tune
Day 45 of #100daysofchant Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui: Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui: Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui. Genitori, Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: rocedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio. Amen. Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail, Lo! o'er ancient forms departing Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail. To the everlasting Father, And the Son Who reigns on high With the Holy Ghost proceeding Forth from each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=3996
01:02
June 17, 2022
Tantum Ergo - oddly familiar tune - Samuel Webbe?
Day 44 of #100daysofchant Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui: Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui: Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui. Genitori, Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: rocedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio. Amen. Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail, Lo! o'er ancient forms departing Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail. To the everlasting Father, And the Son Who reigns on high With the Holy Ghost proceeding Forth from each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=3995
01:13
June 16, 2022
Tantum Ergo for a Plenary Indulgence for Corpus Christi
Day 43 of #100daysofchant Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui: Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui: Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui. Genitori, Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: rocedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio. Amen. Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail, Lo! o'er ancient forms departing Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail. To the everlasting Father, And the Son Who reigns on high With the Holy Ghost proceeding Forth from each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=3992
01:46
June 15, 2022
Te Laudamus - cool Benediction hymn
Day 42 of #100daysofchant The sound of this one strikes me as very cool, laid back, then the really funky downward scale. It's almost like a profound bow at the end of each line. Te laudamus Domine omnipotens, qui sedes super Cherubim et Seraphim. Quem benedicunt Angeli, Arcangeli; et laudant Prophetae et Apostoli. Te laudamus Domine orando, qui venisti peccata solvendo. Te deprecamur magnum Redemptorem, quem Pater misit ovium pastorem. Tu es Christus Dominus Salvator, qui de Maria Virgine es natus. We praise Thee, almighty Lord, who sits upon the Cherubim and Seraphim. Whom the Angels and Archangels bless and the Prophets and Apostles praise. We praise Thee, Lord to be entreated, who has come to dissolve sins. Thee we pray, the great Redeemer, whom the Father sent as shepherd of the sheep. Thou art Christ the Lord and Saviour, who is born of the Virgin Mary. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=4014
01:13
June 14, 2022
O salutaris #5 from the Ward Hymnal on the Kalimba
Chant on the Kalimba from the Ward Method Hymnal Day 41 of #100daysofchant  This is the tune for the Passiontide hymn, Vexilla Regis, set to the words for the Benediction hymn O Salutaris Hostia. You can find a link to the Ward Hymnal on this page under Teaching Aids: https://musicasacra.com/literature/
00:38
June 13, 2022
O salutaris #3 from the Ward Hymnal on the Kalimba
Chant on the Kalimba from the Ward Method Hymnal Day 40 of #100daysofchant  This is the tune for the Pentecost hymn, Veni Creator Spiritus, set to the words for the Benediction hymn O Salutaris Hostia. You can find a link to the Ward Hymnal on this page under Teaching Aids: https://musicasacra.com/literature/
00:38
June 12, 2022
O salutaris #2 from the Ward Hymnal on the Kalimba
Chant on the Kalimba from the Ward Method Hymnal Day 39 of #100daysofchant This is the tune for the Advent hymn, Creator Alme Siderum, set to the words for the Benediction hymn O Salutaris Hostia. You can find a link to the Ward Hymnal on this page under Teaching Aids: https://musicasacra.com/literature/
00:35
June 11, 2022
Benedicimus Deum - communion for Trinity Sunday
Day 38 of #100daysofchant BENEDÍCIMUS Deum Cœli, et coram ómnibus vivéntibus confitébimur ei: quia fecit nobíscum misericórdiam suam. We bless the God of heaven, and before all living we will praise Him; because He has shown His mercy to us. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=391
00:52
June 10, 2022
Benedictus sit - Introit for Trinity Sunday
Day 37 of #100daysofchant BENEDÍCTA sit sancta Trínitas, atque, indivisa únitas: confitébimur ei, qua fecit nobíscum misericórdiam suam. (Ps. 8. 2). Dómine Dóminus noster, quam admirábile est nomen tuum in univérsa terra! V. Glória Patri. Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided Unity: we will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us. Ps. O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth! V. Glory be to the Father. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=349
02:15
June 09, 2022
Jam sol recedit - vespers hymn for Trinity Sunday
Day 36 of #100daysofchant  I love how this hymn for Trinity Sunday has 3 verses. Plus it's almost exactly the same as the regular Vespers hymn for Saturdays. Jam sol recedit igneus: Tu lux perennis Unitas, Nostris, beata Trinitas, Infunde lumen cordibus. Te mane laudum carmine, Te deprecamur vespere; Digneria ut te supplices Laudemus inter cœlites. Patri, simulque Filio, Tibique sancta Spiritus, Sicut fuit, sit jugiter Sæclum per omne Gloria. As fades the glowing orb of day, To Thee, great source of light, we pray; Blest Three in One, to every heart Thy beams of life and love impart. At early down, at close of day, To Thee our vows we humbly pay; May we, mid joys that never end, With Thy bright Saints in homage bend. To God, the Father, and the Son, And Holy Spirit, Three in One, Be endless glory, as before The world began, so evermore. https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=2018
01:10
June 08, 2022
Sight singing Gregorian Chant - Simile est regnum caelorum
Day 35 of #100daysofchant  Using my random chant script which you can find in this blog post: https://www.brandt.id.au/post/hundreddaysofchant/ I randomly selected this piece: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=5477 and had a go at singing it.
02:21
June 07, 2022
Sight singing Gregorian Chant - Tôi tin Chúa Giêsu đã sinh hườn.
Day 34 of #100daysofchant  Using my random chant script which you can find in this blog post: https://www.brandt.id.au/post/hundreddaysofchant/ I randomly selected this piece: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=17014 and had a go at singing it.
04:35
June 06, 2022
Sight singing Gregorian Chant - Pange Lingua
Day 33 of #100daysofchant  Using my random chant script which you can find in this blog post: https://www.brandt.id.au/post/hundreddaysofchant/ I randomly selected this piece: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=1310 and had a go at singing it.
03:03
June 05, 2022
Sight singing Gregorian Chant - Laudate Dominum
Day 31 of #100daysofchant   Using my random chant script which you can find in this blog post:  https://www.brandt.id.au/post/hundreddaysofchant/ I randomly selected this piece: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=12229 and had a go at singing it.
04:05
June 04, 2022
Sight singing Gregorian Chant - Inveni David
Day 32 of #100daysofchant   Using my random chant script which you can find in this blog post:  https://www.brandt.id.au/post/hundreddaysofchant/  I randomly selected this piece:  https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=3896  and had a go at singing it.
05:21
June 03, 2022
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00:46
June 03, 2022
Veni Creator - chant plus polyphony - Couturier
Day 30 of #100daysofchant  Because we had the four voices to give this a go.  It's a bit rough.  There are lots of better recordings available on the interwebs. But this may give someone the courage to give this a go.
03:26
June 02, 2022
Beata nobis gaudia - Hymn for Pentecost with the "Gaudeamus" pattern
Day 29 of #100daysofchant Beata nobis gaudia Anni reduxit orbita, Cum Spiritus paraclitus Illapsus est Apostolis. Ignis vibrante lumine Linguæ figuram detulit, Verbis ut essent proflui, Et caritate fervidi. Linguis loquuntur omnium, Turbæ pavent Gentilium: Musto madere deputant, Quos spiritus repleverat. Parata sunt hæc mystice, Paschæ peracto tempore, Sacro dierum circulo, Quo lege fit remissio. Te nunc Deus piissime Vultu precamur cernuo, Illapsa nobis cœlitus Largire dona Spiritus. Dudum sacrata pectora Tua replesti gratia: Dimitte nostra crimina, Et da quieta tempora. Deo Patri sit gloria, Et Filio, qui a mortuis Surrexit, ac Paraclito. In sæculorum sæcula. translation here is by Richard Ellis Roberts, 1906 Rejoice! the year upon its way has brought again that blessed day, when on the chosen of the Lord the Holy Spirit was outpoured. On each the fire, descending, stood, in quivering tongues' similitude, tongues, that their words might ready prove, and fire, to make them flame with love. To all in every tongue they spoke; amazement in the crowd awoke, who mocked, as overcome with wine, those who were filled with power divine. These things were done in type that day, when Eastertide had passed away, the number told which once set free the captive at the jubilee. And now, O holy God, this day regard us as we humbly pray, and send us, from thy heavenly seat, the blessings of the Paraclete. To God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, praise be done; may Christ the Lord upon us pour the Spirit's gift for evermore.
03:00
June 01, 2022
Veni Sancte Spiritus - Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful
Day 28 of #100daysofchant Here's that well known prayer: Veni, Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
01:17
May 31, 2022
Factus est repente - Sound of a big wind at Pentecost
Day 27 of #100daysofchant I might say this a lot, but I really love this one. It's the Communion Antiphon for Pentecost Sunday. Factus est repénte de cœlo sonus, tamquam adveniéntis spíritus veheméntis, ubi erant sedéntes, allelúia: et repléti sunt omnes Spíritu Sancto, loquéntes magnália Dei. Allelúia, allelúia. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming where they were sitting, alleluia; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking the wonderful works of God. Alleluia, alleluia.
01:01
May 30, 2022
Confirma hoc - Offertory for Pentecost
Day 26 of #100daysofchant Back on day 24 I mentioned this piece. Look back to that one if you find this one a tad tricky to sing for Pentecost Sunday Mass. You need to add in a few words to match up. Confirma hoc Deus, quod operatus es in nobis; A templo tuo quod est in Jerusalem, tibi offerent Reges munera. Alleluia. Stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in us, For thy temple's sake at Jerusalem: so shall kings bring presents unto thee. Alleluia.
01:17
May 29, 2022
Emitte Spiritus - Send forth Thy Spirit - Pentecost is coming!
Day 25 of #100daysofchant Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur et renovabis faciem terrae. Alleluia. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Alleluia.
00:23
May 28, 2022
Confirma hoc - the short antiphon for Confirmations and Pentecost
Day 24 of #100daysofchant This antiphon is handy for when the Offertory of Pentecost seems too hard. Or for Confirmations. Confirma hoc Deus, quod operatus es in nobis; A templo tuo quod est in Jerusalem, tibi offerent Reges munera. Alleluia. Stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in us, For thy temple's sake at Jerusalem: so shall kings bring presents unto thee. Alleluia.
00:25
May 27, 2022
O Rex Gloriae - a little like an O Antiphon
Day 23 of #100daysofchant A Magnificat antiphon for the Ascension. O rex Gloriae, Domine virtutum, qui triumphator hodie super omnes coelos ascendisti, ne derelinquas nos orphanos, sed mitte promissum Patris in nos Spiritum Veritatis Alleluia. O King of glory, Lord of all goodness, who ascended to heaven on this day triumphant over all, do not leave us as orphans but send us the Father’s promise, the spirit of truth. Alleluia.
00:52
May 26, 2022
Psallite Domino - Communion antiphon for Ascension
Day 22 of #100daysofchant Communion antiphon for the win. Happy Feast of the Ascension! PSÁLLITE Dómino, qui ascéndit super cælos cælórum ad Oriéntem, allelúia.  Sing ye to the Lord, who mounteth above the heaven of heavens to the East, alleluia
00:47
May 25, 2022
Psalm toned Introit for Sunday in Ascension - Exaudi Domine
Day 21 of #100daysofchant This one is a little different. I take a shortcut and psalm tone the introit. Exaudi Dómine, vocem meam, qua clamávi ad te, allelúia: tibi dixit cor meum, quæsívi vultum tuum, vultum tuum, Dómine, requíram: ne avértas fáciem tuam a me, allelúia, allelúia. Ps. 26. 1. Dóminus illuminátio mea, et salus mea: quem timébo? V. Glória Patri. Hear O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to Thee, alleluia; my heart hath said to Thee, I have sought Thy face, Thy face, O Lord, I will seek: turn not away Thy face from me, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? V. Glory be to the Father.  For the full video on cutting corners with Benjamin Bloomfield's Chant Tools, watch on YouTube, Rumble or Odysee.
01:41
May 24, 2022
Memento salutis auctor - the pre-Urbanite Hymn for the Little Office
Day 20 of #100daysofchant Today is the feast of Mary Help of Christians, so here's another Marian Hymn. Pope Urban VIII, way back in the 15th century, decided to fix all the hymns. ALL THE HYMNS. This is generally considered today to have been a BAD IDEA. One of the positive things to have come out of Vatican II was the restoration of some of the older hymns. Here is the pre-urbanite version of the hymn we now know as Memento Rerum Conditor: Memento, salutis Auctor, Quod nostri quondam corporis, Ex illibata Virgine Nascendo, formam sumpseris. Maria, mater gratiæ, Mater misericordiæ, Tu nos ab hoste protege, Et hora mortis suscipe. Gloria tibi, Domine, Qui natus es de Virgine, Cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu In sempiterna sæcula. Amen. the meaning is generally the same as the revised version, Memento Rerum Conditor. Here's Fr Edward Caswall's translation: REMEMBER, O Creator Lord, that in the Virgin's sacred womb Thou wast conceived, and of her flesh didst our mortality assume. Mother of grace, O Mary blest, to thee, sweet fount of love, we fly; shield us through life, and take us hence to thy dear bosom when we die. O Jesu! born of Mary bright! Immortal glory be to Thee; praise to the Father infinite, and Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.
01:03
May 23, 2022
Te Lucis: Compline Hymn for Ascensiontide
Day 19 of #100daysofchant We sing Compline each night as a family. I made booklets and put them on the internet: https://compline.brandt.id.au Great one to ask God to keep away nightmares. The tune changes for each liturgical season. There are about a dozen tunes to learn.  This is the tune for the night before Ascension Thursday through to just before Pentecost Sunday. Te lucis ante terminum, Rerum Creator poscimus, Ut pro tua clementia Sis præsul et custodia. Procul recedant somnia, Et noctium phantasmata; Hostemque nostrum comprime, Ne polluantur corpora. Præsta, Pater piissime, Patrique compar Unice, Cum Spiritu Paraclito Regnans per omne sæculum. or in English verse: To thee before the end of the day, Creator of the world, we pray That with Thy wonted favor Thou Wouldst be our Guard and Keeper now. From all ill dreams defend our eyes, From nightly fears and fantasies; Tread under foot our ghostly foe, That no pollution we may know. O Father, that we ask be done, Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son; Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, Doth live and reign eternally.
01:09
May 22, 2022
Benedicite gentes - Offertory antiphon for 5th Sunday after Easter
Day 18 of #100daysofchant This Sunday we have a sung Mass, so this is a good chance to get more practice with the propers. The Communion antiphon appeared on Day 13 (17 May 2022). The Introit on Day 16 (20 May). Benedícite, gentes, Dóminum Deum nostrum, et obaudíte vocem laudis ejus: qui pósuit ánimam meam ad vitam, et non dedit commovéri pedes meos: benedictus Dóminus, qui non amóvit deprecatiónem meam et misericórdiam suam a me, allelúia. O bless the Lord our God, ye peoples, and make the voice of His praise to be heard: who hath set my soul to live, and hath not suffered my feet to be moved. Blessed be the Lord, Who hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me, alleluia.
01:45
May 21, 2022
Te Lucis: Compline Hymn for for Easter (Paschaltide)
Day 17 of #100daysofchant We sing Compline each night as a family. I made booklets and put them on the internet: https://compline.brandt.id.au Great one to ask God to keep away nightmares. The tune changes for each liturgical season. There are about a dozen tunes to learn.  This is the tune for Easter Sunday through to just before Ascension Thursday. Te lucis ante terminum, Rerum Creator poscimus, Ut pro tua clementia Sis præsul et custodia. Procul recedant somnia, Et noctium phantasmata; Hostemque nostrum comprime, Ne polluantur corpora. Præsta, Pater piissime, Patrique compar Unice, Cum Spiritu Paraclito Regnans per omne sæculum. or in English verse: To thee before the end of the day, Creator of the world, we pray That with Thy wonted favor Thou Wouldst be our Guard and Keeper now. From all ill dreams defend our eyes, From nightly fears and fantasies; Tread under foot our ghostly foe, That no pollution we may know. O Father, that we ask be done, Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son; Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, Doth live and reign eternally.
00:54
May 20, 2022
Vocem Jucunditatis - Introit for 5th Sunday after Easter
Day 16 of #100daysofchant This Sunday we have a sung Mass, so this is a good chance to get more practice with the propers. The Communion antiphon appeared on Day 13 (17 May 2022). The Offertory is in the pipeline - probably Day 18 (22 May). The Alleluia defeated me, so I might do a separate video on how to use Chant Tools to simplify any of the propers. Vocem jucunditátis annuntiáte, et audiátur, allelúia: annuntiáte usque ad extremum terræ: liberávit Dóminus pópulum suum, alleluia, allelúia. Ps. 65. 1-2. Jubiláte Deo, omnis terra, psalmum dícite nómini ejus: date glóriam laudi ejus. V. Glória Patri.  Declare it with the voice of joy, and make it known, alleluia: declare it even to the ends of the earth: The Lord hath delivered His people, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name: give glory to His praise. V. Glory be to the Father.
03:16
May 19, 2022
Memento Rerum Conditor
Day 15 of #100daysofchant This is the most common hymn in the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. My kids know this one off by heart from singing Prime most mornings. It's also a redux of my most popular video on YouTube. I think because it was the first recording of that hymn on that platform. 1. Memento, rerum Conditor, Nostri quod olim corporis, Sacrata ab alvo Virginis Nascendo, formam sumpseris. 2. Maria mater gratiae dulcis parens clementiae tu nos ab hoste protege et mortis hora suscipe 3. Jesu tibi sit gloria qui natus es de Virgine cum patre et almo Spiritu in sempiterna saecula. Amen. and an English version: Remember, O Creator Lord, that in the Virgin’s sacred womb Thou wast conceived, and of her flesh didst our mortality assume. Mother of grace, O Mary blest, to thee, sweet fount of love, we fly; shield us through life, and take us hence to thy dear bosom when we die. O Jesu! born of Mary bright! Immortal glory be to Thee; praise to the Father infinite, and Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.
01:07
May 18, 2022
Christus Resurrexit, boppy medieval Easter chant
Day 14 of #100daysofchant This is a hymn my mother typed up from some scattered sources. https://www.repleatur.net/pdf/chant/christus-resurrexit.pdf It's not very well known, so it's a bit hard to find a translation, but here's my best shot off the top of my head, mostly: Christ is risen, he has covered our bad things, and those whom he has loved he has led to heaven, alleluia. Death is dead, Satan is bound, hell is wasted, the Fathers are freed, alleluia. At morning hour, divine power arose like a strong lion, breaking the gates, alleluia. You arise victor over death, you killing sins, give life and this stability, alleluia. Praise to the Father Creator, the Son restored, and the Spirit, unto ages of ages, alleluia. And the Latin text for anyone searching: Christus resurrexit, mala nostra texit, et quos hic dilexit, hos ad caelos vexit, alleluia. Morte mortem stravit, Satanam ligavit, infernum vastavit Patres liveravit, alleluia. Hora matutina, virtute divina surgit leo fortis, fractis orci portis, alleluia. Morte surgis victa: Tu nostra delicta necans, dona vitam, et hanc stabilitam, alleluia. Laus Patri Creanti, Nato Restauranti, Amborem Spiranti, Per saecla regnanti, alleluia. You can see from the rhyming structure that it must be relatively recent. It feels natural to sing it with a fairly strong beat. Happy Easter!
01:11
May 17, 2022
Cantate Domino - communion antiphon for the 5th Sunday post Pascha
Day 13 of #100daysofchant I love this one. Very upbeat and joyful. Cantate Domino, alleluia. Cantate Domino, benedicte nomen ejus: bene nuntiate de die in diem salutare ejus, alleluia, alleluia. Sing ye to the Lord, alleluia. Sing to the Lord, bless ye his Name: show forth His sal­vation from day to day, alleluia, alleluia. Here's the link to the sheet music: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=579
01:09
May 16, 2022
Vado ad eum + Magnificat for 4th Sunday after Easter
Day 12 of #100daysofchant This one is new to me. See if you can hear my hesitation. Vado ad eum qui misit me: sed quia haec locutus sum vobis, tristitia implevit cor vestrum, alleluia. I go to him who sent me, but because I said this to you, sorrow has filled your heart, alleluia. I love the juxtaposition of sorrowful hearts and Alleluia! There's a De Profundis - Out of the depths I have cried to Thee O Lord, Alleluia - I think towards the end of the liturgical year. This antiphon can be found at: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=2168
02:24
May 15, 2022
Dum venerit Paraclitus - Communio 4th Sunday after Easter
Day 11 / 100 day Gregorian chant challenge Back to Communion verses as an easy option, though this one has an accidental, so maybe not the easiest one this Sunday. CUM vénerit Paráclitus Spíritus veritátis, ille árguet mundum de peccáto, et de justítia, et de judício, allelúia, allelúia. When the Paraclete, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will convince the world of sin, and of justice and of judgement, alleluia, alleluia.
01:05
May 14, 2022
Quae est ista - Magnificat - Catena Legionis Mariae
Day 10 / #100daysofchant The Legion of Mary enjoins its members to pray the rosary and the Catena each day. Some parts really lend themselves to chanting. I've taken the Antiphon from a Communion Antiphon from the Mass of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces. I wrote about this a while ago: https://www.ccwatershed.org/2017/09/16/catena-legionis-gregorian-chant/ The official Latin - I need to get into line with this, plus learn the Latin "Oremus" part. Antiphon. Quae est ista * quae progréditur quasi auróra consúrgens, pulchra ut luna, elécta ut sol, terríbilis ut castrórum ácies ordináta?  Magníficat * ánima mea Dóminum: Et exsultávit spíritus meus * in Deo salutári meo. Quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllae suae; * ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generátiones. Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est * et sanctum nomen eius. Et misericórdia eius a progénie in progénies * timéntibus eum. Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo: * dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui. Depósuit poténtes de sede, * et exaltávit húmiles. Esuriéntes implévit bonis: * et dívites dimísit inánes. Suscépit Israël púerum suum, * recordátus misericórdiae suae. Sicut locútus est ad patres nostros, * Abraham, et sémini eius in sǽcula. Glória Patri et Fílio, * et Spírituí Sancto.  Antiphon. Quae est ista * quae progréditur quasi auróra consúrgens, pulchra ut luna, elécta ut sol, terríbilis ut castrórum ácies ordináta?  V María sine labe concépta. R. Pro nobis ad te recurréntibus ora.  Oremus Dómine Jesu Christe, noster apud Patrem mediátor, qui beatíssimam Virginem matrem tuam, matrem quoque nostram et apud te mediatórem constitúere dignátus est: concéde propítius; ut quisquis ad te benefícia petitúrus accésserit cuncta se per earn impetrásse lætétur. Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre in unitate Spíritus Sancti, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum. Amen. The translation: Antiphon. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? (Make the Sign of the Cross) v. My soul glorifies the Lord.* R. My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. v. He looks on His servant in her lowliness;* henceforth all ages will call me blessed. R. The Almighty works marvels for me.* Holy His name! v. His mercy is from age to age,* on those who fear Him. R. He puts forth His arm in strength* and scatters the proud-hearted. v. He casts the mighty from their thrones* and raises the lowly. R. He fills the starving with good things,* sends the rich away empty. v. He protects Israel His servant,* remembering His mercy, R. The mercy promised to our fathers,* to Abraham and his sons for ever. v. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.. R. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Antiphon. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? v. O Mary, conceived without sin. R. Pray for us who have recourse to you. Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, our mediator with the Father, Who has been Pleased to appoint the Most Blessed Virgin, Your mother, to be our mother also, and our mediatrix with You, mercifully grant that whoever comes to You seeking Your favours may rejoice to receive all of them through her. Amen.
03:15
May 13, 2022
Cor Jesu, Caritatis Victima - Sacred Heart Responsory
Day 9 / 100 Day Gregorian Chant Challenge A few years ago we had a priest keen to promote First Friday devotions. Now, the devotion to the Sacred Heart is fairly recent compared to most Gregorian chant. We can find references to Jesus heart being pierced with a lance and echoes in earlier music, but Sacred Heart hymns tend to be more recent. This one is from Cantus Selecti, and I'm not sure of its history before that. Here's the Gregobase link: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=3987 The words: Cor Jesu, caritatis victima, venite adoremus. Majorem hac dilectionem nemo habet, ut animam suam ponat quis amicis suis. Christus pro nobis animam suam posuit, et lavit nos a peccatis nostris in Sanguine suo. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto. The translation: Come, let us adore the Heart of Jesus, victim of charity! Greater love than this no one has, that one would lay down his life for his friends. Christ has laid down His Life for us, and has washed us from our sins in His own Blood.
01:43
May 12, 2022
Ego sum resurrectio et vita - burial Gregorian chant
Day 8 of 100 day Gregorian chant challenge. I had the honour to sing at two funerals recently. The music for the Requiem Mass and burial and everything is so right. This chant is sung after Mass, either at the burial or if that is delayed, then it can be sung at the church. The words come from a conversation between Jesus and Martha before he raised her brother Lazarus from the dead. The canticle in the middle is from the Morning prayer of the Church. Prayers said on rising from bed are fitting for thoughts on the final resurrection. Ego sum resurrectio et vita: qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit vivet: at omnia qui vivit et credit in me, non morietur in aeternum. I am the resurrection and the life, he that believes in me, even if he dies, he shall live; and everyone who lives and believes in me shall not die forever. The first image is from Gregobase: https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=935 The latter images are from a terrific book called Chants of the Church, available as free PDF from musicasacra.com https://media.musicasacra.com/pdf/chantsofchurch.pdf or printed from Lulu: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/monks-of-solesmes/chants-of-the-church/paperback/product-17q4kq7.html
03:07
May 11, 2022
Sub tuum praesidium - monastic tone
Day 7 / 100 day Gregorian Chant Challenge This the oldest known hymn to Mary. There is a slightly different Roman version, but we picked up the Monastic version at the Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham and it has stuck. Here are the words: Sub tuum praesídium confúgimus Sancta Dei Génitrix nostras deprecatiónes ne despícias in necessitátibus sed a periculus cunctis libera nos semper Virgo gloriosa et benedicta And here is the translation: Under thy patronage we fly, O Holy Mother of God Don't reject our prayers in our necessities but deliver us always from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin More info here: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/subtuum.html
00:44
May 10, 2022
Deus in adjutorium - the beginning of an hour
Day 6 / 100 day Gregorian chant challenge I'm already running short of time to prepare these short clips, so I'm taking this from a project to make another course to follow on from my Sing the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary course. This one will be on Roman Compline. The translation is : O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia / Praise to Thee Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless Glory.
00:49
May 09, 2022
Ave Maria - responsorium brevis, Tempore Paschali
5 / 100 days of Gregorian Chant I've included an audio description on the end of the recording, where I describe the Brief Responsory or Responsorium Brevis. The translation is a well known one: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee (Alleluia, Alleluia) Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb (Alleluia, Alleluia) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. You can find the sheet music on Gregobase at https://gregobase.selapa.net/chant.php?id=4061
02:52
May 08, 2022
Modicum et non videbitis me - communion antiphon 3rd Sunday after Easter
A little while and you will not see me, yet another while and you will see me, because I go to the Father. Alleluia. The Communion antiphon for the 3rd Sunday after Easter. And day 4/100 - 100 day chant challenge.
00:38
May 07, 2022
Dixit Jesus matri suae - Communion for Immaculate Heart
Today is the First Saturday of May. Some places will celebrate a Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary today in accordance with Our Lady's request to Sr Lucia of Fatima. The Latin roughly translates as: Jesus said to his mother: Woman, behold thy son; and then he said to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple accepted her in his. Alleluia. 3/100 - 100 day challenge
00:52
May 06, 2022
Si quis sitit - communion antiphon for Sacred Heart in Paschaltide
Today is the First Friday of May. Jesus asked St Margaret Mary Alacoque for reparation to the Sacred Heart on the first Friday of each month. This short chant is the Communion Antiphon for Votive Masses of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Paschaltide - Easter through to Trinity Sunday. The Latin translates as: If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink. Alleluia, Alleluia. 100 day challenge 2/100
00:21
May 05, 2022
Tu Es Petrus - Communion Antiphon for Holy Popes
Today is the feast of Pope St Pius V, the Dominican Pope who started the tradition of Popes wearing white. The Latin translates as: Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church. Alleluia. Also, I had an idea to do a 100 day challenge and just recently noticed the ability to schedule posts, so maybe I can make 100 short posts like this over the next 100 days. This one is: Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam. You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church. A good one considering the story of a Chinese Bishop who was being held under house arrest and the Vatican delegation couldn't get to see him privately. The government held a dinner where the Vatican delegation and the bishop could attend, but couldn't talk privately. The bishop stood and sang this antiphon to express his allegiance to the Pope. The message was received and understood.
00:36
May 04, 2022
Credo 1
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
04:24
April 25, 2022
Offertory Antiphon for Friday
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
00:46
April 25, 2022
Agnus Dei
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:12
April 25, 2022
Sanctus
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:14
April 25, 2022
O Sanctissima
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
02:36
April 25, 2022
Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Missa Lux et Origo
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
03:31
April 25, 2022
Haec Dies and Alleluia for Thursday
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
02:34
April 25, 2022
Introit for Easter Thursday
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
03:35
April 25, 2022
Kyrie - Missa Lux et Origo
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:54
April 25, 2022
Panis Angelicus, Casciolini
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
02:53
April 25, 2022
Victimae Paschali Laudes
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:59
April 25, 2022
Lapis Revolutus Est
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:27
April 25, 2022
Hail Redeemer
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:53
April 25, 2022
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
03:40
April 25, 2022
Now Thank We All Our God
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
03:51
April 25, 2022
Regina Caeli - Aichinger
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
02:21
April 25, 2022
Adoro Te - Dom Esteban Moreno OSB
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds. This piece was new to all of us.
02:45
April 25, 2022
Sicut Cervus
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
03:17
April 25, 2022
Sub Tuum Praesidium
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds. This is the Monastic version. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/subtuum.html
00:53
April 25, 2022
Adoro Te - Moreno and chant interleaved
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds. Here I rearranged the recording to separate the verses with the chant verses. This was a new piece for all of us, but might be good to work on for the future. Plus Stephen or Esteban Moreno OSB is an Australian composer, born in Spain. He was a monk in Western Australia in New Norcia.
03:49
April 25, 2022
Jesu Rex Admirabilis
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds. Here is the link to the sheet music: https://www.ccwatershed.org/2015/09/09/sab-setting-palestrina-jesu-rex-admirabilis/
03:45
April 25, 2022
Ave Verum - chant
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
01:28
April 25, 2022
Communion Antiphon - Easter Saturday
Recordings from the Homeschoolers Retreat 2022. This is a choir for anyone who wanted to join in. We had very limited rehearsal time and very different backgrounds.
00:24
April 24, 2022
The Invitatory from Matins of the Office of the Dead
I stayed up late recording Matins, all three nocturns, nearly two hours of audio. Here's the first part - the Invitatory - Psalm 94. My impression is that the monks would often run late for Matins as getting up in the middle of the night is a herculean task. So, to give them a little 5 minute grace period, they would always start with Psalm 94, which is kind of a combination of "Come, let us adore Him" and "God's been really patient with us, this is the least we can do to thank Him". I'm happy to hear if you have any other views on the role of the Invitatory. In the modern day Liturgy of the Hours, the Invitatory has become an independent piece to be sung at the beginning of whatever hour you say first in a day. You notice the short antiphon is repeated between each stanza. The cantor would lead with the antiphon, then everyone would repeat it (that's why I sing it twice at the beginning), then the cantor sing the verses and every join in on the antiphons. The Liber and other books only give the first few notes of the Antiphon to start you off, but to make this really easy, I've pasted the full music on the screen, so I hope I hear you singing along with me! YouTube and Rumble
04:43
October 19, 2021
Officium Defunctorum Ad Sextam
The Midday Hour from the Office of the Dead. Off topic, but you may have come across mention of the noon-day devil in the Psalm for Sunday Compline - which has been linked with Acedia which is maybe something like depression or sloth. Midday can be a struggle sometimes - that feeling of wanting to quit, so much struggle before us. Psalms are great for bringing us back to trusting in God. Acknowledging life is not heaven. Heaven is on the other side. For more information plus downloadable booklets see my website: https://dead.brandt.id.au
09:30
September 28, 2021
Office of the Dead: Vespers
Continuing with the Office of the Dead. I'm collecting all the supporting material at my website: https://dead.brandt.id.au The video is available on Rumble and YouTube
15:30
September 15, 2021
Office of the Dead: Lauds
Continuing with the Office of the Dead. I'm collecting all the supporting material at my website: https://dead.brandt.id.au Video version available on Rumble and YouTube
22:10
September 15, 2021
Lauds from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary sung in Latin
Oops, I meant to upload this one to my other podcast: https://anchor.fm/littleoffice The video is on YouTube and Rumble. More information on my work on the Little Office at littleoffice.brandt.id.au
23:07
September 07, 2021
Office of the Dead: Compline
Just Compline - or Completorium if you like everything in Latin, which I do. This is the Night Prayer for All Souls Day, which can also be prayed any day for releasing souls from Purgatory. You can download your copy of the booklet at https://dead.brandt.id.au The Video is on Rumble and Youtube: https://rumble.com/vlwcke-office-of-the-dead-compline.html
09:20
September 03, 2021
Office of the Dead: Prime
Prime - Prima means the first, so this is the first hour of the day from sunrise. This includes the Martyrology for Saturday 4th September 2021, which is recited the day before, ie Friday 3rd September. In the booklet I mention my Roman Martyrology webpage https://roman-martyrology.brandt.id.au - which is what I usually use, but that only gives the English. If you would like to chant the Latin as I do in this video, you will need either a proper hard copy, or you can refer to https://divinumofficium.com where you can find the anticipated Martyrology each day under Roman Prime. As I understand it, the Vatican released an updated copy of the Roman Martyrology in 2003. I don't have a copy of that one, so I use a much older version which is in the Public Domain. You can download your copy of the booklet from https://dead.brandt.id.au
15:22
September 03, 2021
Two chants from 8th Sunday after Pentecost
You might watch the corresponding Mass on a Livestream Mass this Sunday. I can recommend Parramatta FSSP on YouTube or Maternal Heart of Mary on Facebook.
03:55
July 17, 2021
Flos Carmeli - St Simon's hymn to Our Lady
Here's the link I mentioned: https://www.ccwatershed.org/2018/07/07/flos-carmeli-carmelite-novena/ This piece didn't make it into A New Book of Old Hymns because I hadn't heard of it back then. I recorded this on my phone - it could be a quick way to produce podcasts if this works. My plan to release a new recording each day fell off the rails while I updated my webpage brandt.id.au. I'm pretty happy with it now and have turned to updating kidschant.com. Revisiting these old projects has impressed me with how much disjointed stuff I have done. Hopefully I can try bringing some ideas together again as I did with the Little Office course. Happy feast day of Our Lady of Mt Carmel and St Simon Stock. Remember to kiss your scapular.
02:43
July 16, 2021
Litany of Our Lady - Gregorian chant - 2nd tune from the Liber Usualis
From the frustrating end of a frustrating day in Greater Sydney's second lockdown. Continuing this struggle to upload a new recording for A New Book of Old Hymns each day. Also, as someone asked us to pray this Litany everyday for a special intention. Includes Pope Francis' recent additions. We mix traddy and up to date here. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/litany.html
06:08
July 10, 2021
Te Deum - simple tone - with preschool assistance
So, I didn't quite keep up my effort to make a new recording from A New Book of Old Hymns everyday. Here's an old recording which I haven't added to this podcast before, though you can see it : on Youtube on Rumble on Odysee My daughter is being very cheeky here. I apologize for the distraction. I hope it helps to show the Te Deum as a more accessible song for everyone to learn. I'm still hoping everyone learns all these classic Gregorian Chant pieces, so that my work will be redundant soon. Also, I mention my Little Office course which you can find at littleoffice.brandt.id.au
04:55
July 09, 2021
Conditor Alme Siderum
Conditor Alme Siderum - the older cousin of Creator Alme Siderum. Vespers Hymn for the season of Advent. Second installment of my challenge to record all the music in A New Book of Old Hymns, one day at a time. More about the hymnbook at newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au
02:20
July 08, 2021
Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco
The first piece in my hymnbook A New Book of Old Hymns Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum,  et beatam faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum ejus.   Let us pray for our Pope Francis. May the Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. Let's see if I can make short recordings of all the music - this time without the chatter.
00:40
July 07, 2021
Little Office BVM - Matins & Lauds - Monday outside any seasons
Matins and Lauds from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Latin. My pdf booklets and more info at littleoffice.brandt.id.au
46:37
July 06, 2021
Puer Natus: Hymn of the Week
1. Puer natus in Bethlehem, Unde gaudet Jerusalem, Alleluia. In cordis jubilo Christum natum adoremus cum novo cantico. 2. Assumpsit carnem Filius Dei Patris altissimi, Alleluia. 3. Per Gabrielem nuntium Virgo concepit Filium, Alleluia. 4. Tanquam sponsus de thalamo Processit matris utero, Alleluia. 5. Hic iacet in præsepio Qui regnat sine termino, Alleluia. 6. Et angelus pastoribus Revelat quod sit Dominus, Alleluia. 7. Reges de Saba veniunt, Aurum, thus, myrrham offerunt, Alleluia. 8. Intrantes domum invicem Novum salutant Principem, Alleluia. 9. In hoc natali gaudio Benedicamus Domino, Alleluia. 10. Laudetur sancta Trinitas, Deo dicamus gratias, Alleluia.
06:52
December 04, 2020
Adeste Fideles: Hymn of the Week from A New Book of Old Hymns
Here is the hymn's page. Adeste Fideles could be the most widely recorded piece from the Liber Usualis. Here I sing the chant version from the 1956 Liber Usualis as well as the more conventional melody from A New Book of Old Hymns. Plus a little organ intro.
05:33
November 26, 2020
Gaudete - Hymn of the Week from A New Book of Old Hymns
A favourite Medieval Christmas Carol which you can install in your own family with our step by step guide! https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/gaudete.html Gaudete, gaudete, Christus est natus Ex Maria Virgine, gaudete Tempus adest gratiae Hoc quod optabamus Carmina laetitiae Devote redamus Deus homo factus est Natura mirante Mundus renovatus est A Christo regnante Ezechielis porta Clausa pertransitur Unde lux est orta Salus invenitur Ergo nostra contio Psallat iam in lustro Benedicat Domino Salus Regi nostro or in English: Rejoice, Rejoice! Christ is born of the Virgin Mary! Rejoice! The time of grace has come for which we have prayed. Let us devoutly sing songs of joy! God is made man, while nature wonders. The world is renewed by Christ the King. The closed gate of Ezekiel has been passed through. Whence the light has risen, salvation is found. Therefore let our assembly sing praises at this time of purification. Let us bless the Lord! Greetings to our King! Other much more polished recordings which you might enjoy:   Prima Luce    Steeleye Span + Maddy Prior  Libera   And the Holly decorations for the thumbnail are from ElisaRiva at Pixabay 
07:45
November 19, 2020
Alma Redemptoris: Hymn of the Week, A New Book of Old Hymns
Sing something especially beautiful for Mary this Advent/Christmas!  Alma Redemptóris Mater, quæ pérvia cæli Porta manes, et stella maris, succúrre cadénti, Súrgere qui curat pópulo: tu quæ genuísti, Natúra miránte, tuum sanctum Genitórem Virgo prius ac postérius, Gabriélis ab ore Sumens illud Ave, peccatórum miserére.  or in English  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.  https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/
06:07
November 12, 2020
Rorate Caeli : Hymn of the Week
Rorate coeli desuper et nubes pluant justum. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness.  A hymn for Advent, not from the Roman Breviary.   It makes a good piece for embellishing any Advent celebration where you need an easy Latin piece.  The Organ Accompaniment is from Nova Organi Harmonia, available piecemeal from https://ccwatershed.org/nova or get the whole volumes from https://sites.google.com/site/gregori. (this piece is in Volume 7)  As always, my hymnbook lives at https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au You can buy it from Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/veronica-bra or Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/New-Book-Old-H. or download via Selz (with optional donation): http://selz.co/VyRKtLLC$ I have a podcast of sorts : https://anchor.fm/veronica-brandt
11:20
November 08, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Dies Irae - Day of Wrath - Sequence for All Souls' Day
I am joined in this episode with my youngest son. Sequences are designed to be sung between two people or two choirs, or a leader and choir, alternating the parts for variety and help the singers last the distance. The corresponding page from my hymnbook's webpage is here: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/diesirae.html   For more info on classical and popular allusions, here's an article I wrote a while ago for Corpus Christi Watershed: https://www.ccwatershed.org/2014/05/17/gregorian-chant-star-wars/
11:54
October 18, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Requiem Aeternam
Singing through another snippet from A New Book of Old Hymns https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/requiem.html Requiem Aeternam, dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  This is the introit for the funeral Mass, All Souls Day and Masses of the Dead. The gradual also has the same words, but it more ornate. Great for the month of November.
05:19
October 13, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Christus Vincit
Back into the swing of the weekly peek into A New Book of Old Hymns Christus Vincit aka Laudes Regiae from Percy Jones's Pius X Hymn Book, updated to include Pope Francis.   Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat! Christ conquers! Christ reigns! Christ rules!     Brief comparison with the Sarum version (Salisbury/English)     Plus a 4 part arrangement attributed to Aloys Kunc.     My hymnbook page about this hymn:  https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/...   An article I wrote for Corpus Christi Watershed:  https://www.ccwatershed.org/2016/10/2... And the YouTube video from whence proceedeth this recording: https://youtu.be/WMT1lEMzlqg
09:31
October 07, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Ave Verum Corpus
This is the audio from a video which should be available on youtube here. Hi, I'm Veronica! I put together a hymnbook called A New Book of Old Hymns and I'm aiming to share one hymn each week.  This week's hymn is Ave Verum Corpus, from the 12th century. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/... Most people know this piece better via the setting by Mozart: https://imslp.org/wiki/Ave_verum_corp...)  My instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/mrsveronica... My dodgy recording of the first minute of Byrd's Ave Verum: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFYNvW0jGzF/ My son's competing Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTw...(you can like him too - he helps me out a bit)
08:29
September 22, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Corda Pia for the Stigmata of St Francis
Today is the feast day of St Francis receiving the Stigmata (miraculous wounds like Jesus crucified) on Mount Alvernia. And we sang Corda Pia. And it was great. And you can sing it too: https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/corda.html Page 50 if you have a printed copy of A New Book of Old Hymns. Sancte Francisco, ora pro nobis!
09:46
September 17, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Litany of Loreto for the Blessed Virgin Mary
Here is the Litany of our Lady or Litaniae Lauretanae sung to the second tune given in the Liber Usualis. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/litany.html It's great for processions - one person has all the heavy lifting and the rest float along with the easy responses. Some places recite this during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament - which used to seem odd to me, but Our Lady carried Our Lord, so there is a strong link between the Holy Eucharist and Mary. God bless you.
06:24
July 26, 2020
Hymn of the Week: Salve Regina
A hymn of the week!  Starting with Salve Regina - maybe the best known piece in A New Book of Old Hymns. https://newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au/hymns/salveregina.html Read the plan: https://mailchi.mp/1fd3f2013bc2/hymn-of-the-week-salve-regina Join the mailing list: http://eepurl.com/gMi5IX Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newbookoldhymns
04:21
July 18, 2020
Plan for term 3
Seeing how the anchor app makes podcasts. Looking forward to getting going again.
01:27
July 17, 2020
Compline: Saturday in Paschaltide
Yesterday I was excited to make a video of Compline - taking the previous recording and putting all the pages from the booklet on the screen. In my enthusiasm and conceited checking of stats, I forgot to post this recording, which I now post belatedly. I think it's still in time for those over on the American side of the world. This is the first recording we have made for Saturday in Paschaltide. Last Saturday we sang a Requiem Compline for ANZAC Day and the Saturday before that was in the Easter Octave. There was a bit of distraction going on towards the end of the Psalms. Our youngest was walking/rolling towards the microphone, wrapped up in a sleeping bag. It was a chilly evening here. God bless! More information plus pdf booklet at compline.brandt.id.au Subscribe: Anchor.fm | RadioPublic | Spotify | Breaker | Google Podcasts | RSS feed
16:50
May 02, 2020
Compline for a 1st Class Feast in Paschaltide with late night over-tired teenagers
Happy Feast day of St Joseph the Worker! We had a great day today, but exhausting, and our usual bringer of calm and gravity went to bed early. Our most junior member also went to bed early, but the influence of the two polar opposites being absent did not balance completely, and you hear some stifled chuckles, and not-so-stifled giggles, in this recording. So, this is Compline for a First Class Feast during Paschaltide. More information plus pdf booklet at compline.brandt.id.au Subscribe: Anchor.fm | RadioPublic | Spotify | Breaker | Google Podcasts | RSS feed
17:37
May 01, 2020
Compline: Thursday in Paschaltide
Happy Thursday! More information plus pdf booklet at compline.brandt.id.au Subscribe: Anchor.fm | RadioPublic | Spotify | Breaker | Google Podcasts | RSS feed
15:17
April 30, 2020
Compline: Wednesday in Paschaltide
Tonight's recording is one of the clearest so far - no coughs or hiccups as far as I can tell. Our youngest singer was being a bit cheeky at times, but she is much quieter on the recording than she seems during the recording. Also, we have a new photo of our zoom microphone which is a bit more relevant than the elaborate church interior which had been chosen from a range of stock photos, so I don't even know which church it is. Here's to liturgical activities in the home! Still, very much looking forward to churches being reopened. We'll keep praying!
14:59
April 29, 2020
Compline: Tuesday in Paschaltide with a Visitor via the Internet
Tonight we had a call from my mother, Teresa. Instead of calling back later, I thought we may as well have her join in. She's fairly quiet on the recording and there's a bit of a lag - I think it was more distracting when singing than listening. If it is too distracting you can find last week's Tuesday in Paschaltide on compline.brandt.id.au.
16:21
April 28, 2020
Sunday in Paschaltide: Good Shepherd Sunday
Tonight our toddler was wide awake (and still is while I type) so you can probably hear her chattering away in places in the recording. It doesn't seem nearly as distracting playing it back as it was while recording. She sings along while I'm editing the file - there's hope yet! Booklet with words, music and English translations at compline.brandt.id.au God bless you.
15:01
April 26, 2020
Requiem Compline for ANZAC Day
In Australia and New Zealand we commemorate our fallen soldiers on the 25th April, the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in World War II. While the rest celebrate the feast of St Mark, we have Requiem Masses for those who died defending their homeland. So, it's a really short instalment tonight. Flip to Appendix D in your booklets, or have a look in the All Souls Day section if you're using a Liber Usualis or other book. The Psalms are different. You can probably hear us stumble over the unfamiliar syllables. God bless you and may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
10:09
April 25, 2020
Compline: Friday in Paschaltide with polyphony attempt
Tonight we bravely or foolishly attempted to sing a 16th century four part Regina Caeli by Gregor Aichinger. See what you think. Friday psalms pointed for the Alleluia are in Appendix C of the booklet you'll find at compline.brandt.id.au God bless you!
19:39
April 24, 2020
Compline: St George on a Thursday in Paschaltide with Hiccups
Today is the feast of St George, patron saint of England. Those in England have a First Class Feast, so would sing Compline with the Sunday Psalms as we did last Sunday. For the rest of the world, we have a regular Thursday in Paschaltide. Plus tonight one person had the hiccups. Which makes a change as the one with the coughs was busy on history homework due at midnight. Happy Paschaltide!
15:23
April 23, 2020
Compline: Wednesday in Paschaltide
Tonight's recording is pretty straightforward. The Psalm is the regular Wednesday psalm, but as the Antiphon is the Paschal Alleluia, then the mode of the Psalm is different, so the little bold and italic syllables are different. If you don't care about the bold and italics, then you can just ready the Psalm in the regular part of the booklet. If you do like to know when to change note, then you'll find the psalm in Appendix C with the right "pointing" as they call the bolds and italics. God bless you!
14:34
April 22, 2020
Compline: Tuesday in Paschaltide
This episode opens with our toddler talking about starting a band. I thought I'd include it for some variety. Remembering to sing the Alleluias is getting easier. compline.brandt.id.au
15:49
April 21, 2020
Compline: Monday in Paschaltide
I asked my daughter what I should write about tonight and she declared that she lost a tooth. So there you go. In other news, today is a Monday in Paschaltide with no other feasts, so we sang the Monday Psalms with the Triple Alleluia Antiphon. Booklets at compline.brandt.id.au.
14:40
April 20, 2020
Compline: Divine Mercy Sunday
This evening Compline gets a bit more normal. The hymn and the short responsory return. The antiphons are more normal, in a Paschal way. But, after a few evenings without recording, I forgot to set up the microphone beforehand. Luckily the bits we missed were much the same as the previous recordings for Easter Week, so I have edited together a passable version for your edification. Pick up your booklet at compline.brandt.id.au
16:45
April 19, 2020
New Book of Old Hymns: Easter #2
Sing All the Easter Music! We start with a relatively modern piece, only a couple of hundred years old, then a medieval sequence and finish with a piece from around the fall of the Roman Empire. O Filii et Filiae Alleluia - the really famous one Victimae Paschali Laudes Salve Festa Dies All these pieces and more are in newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au. Download and print your own or buy a printed copy! Artwork by By Иконописная мастерская Елеон - Фрагмент, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52176886
20:38
April 18, 2020
New Book of Old Hymns: Easter part 1 (plus Compline)
Happy Easter! Here we run through  Haec Dies Jubilate Deo Regina Caeli and then finish up with Compline for the Easter Octave - which is the same every day this week, so I haven't recorded every evening. I'll try remember all the best repartee and recreate it in future compline recordings. So, the hymnbook is at newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au and Compline is at compline.brandt.id.au.
22:15
April 15, 2020
Compline After Too Much Chocolate (Easter Sunday)
Tonight we are all tired. Some of us stayed up late watching the Easter Vigil last night. Some of us sustained minor burns with experiments with candles during the Exusltet. All of us have eaten much more chocolate than we are accustomed to. So, tonight there were some frayed tempers before Compline. But, we did it! Maybe our voices show the strain a little. It would be interesting to record the average pitch of each recording over time and see if that correlates with anything. But for now, this should work as an example for Compline for every night this week. God bless and Happy Pascha! compline.brandt.id.au
14:40
April 12, 2020
Family Compline: Good Friday
Well, that was an enormous day! We improvised a home Stations of the Cross with little numbered crosses drawn on small cards tacked around the house. The booklets were from a little book from 1859 on the Internet Archive. Then we watched Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Then the livestreamed Mass of the Pre-Sanctified from Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham. Then we realised we hadn’t said a Rosary yet, plus the Divine Mercy Novena starts today. So maybe it wasn’t surprising that we were down a few voices for Compline this evening. But here it is! Grab your booklet from compline.brandt.id.au and join us!
07:14
April 10, 2020
Family Compline: Holy Thursday
Tonight Compline is usually said right after Mass with the Blessed Sacrament in the Altar of Repose. Tonight we are stuck at home watching Mass over the internet, but we still managed Compline. You're link for a booklet to follow along is: compline.brandt.id.au You may hear a few coughs - one son with a cough, another with sniffles. Really helps keep your prayer life going in these times! God bless you!
08:23
April 09, 2020
Family Compline: Spy Wednesday
See compline.brandt.id.au for a handy booklet with all the translations and tunes. Spy Wednesday gets it's name from the tradition that Judas made his arrangements to betray Jesus the day before the Last Supper. Tonight our youngest welcomes you to Compline. This is the last normal-ish Compline until Easter - though Easter week itself is a bit unusual too. This is the last Ave Regina Caelorum!
15:22
April 08, 2020
Family Compline : Holy Tuesday
Today is a great day. Tonight I’ll just upload the prayer part - Booklet still at compline.brandt.id.au God bless you!
14:49
April 07, 2020
Family Compline: Holy Monday
So, tonight we got the giggles. It sometimes happens. The pause for the examination of conscience sobered us up though and the rest went smoothly. We don't mean to judge people who pray seated in a bean bag. There's a bit of background at the end of the recording about the logic behind the idea. I took a photo tonight of the view from where I was pinned to the couch under a sleeping toddler - I'll see if I can add it to the post at compline.brandt.id.au All the best for your Holy Week!
17:27
April 06, 2020
Compline: Palm Sunday
Happy Palm Sunday! Holy Week is here! We watched Mass at Maternal Heart Church this morning and can thoroughly recommend Viewing the recording on Facebook. This is the place we picked up the Compline habit on their Thursday evening Masses. Legend has it, that in the beginning they only had Mass on Sundays. Thursdays were choir practice days, but then, since everyone was there already, they had Mass too, so they needed to have more choir practice on Tuesdays too. I'm not sure they still sing Compline after evening Masses. I think they do sing Terce before Sunday Masses. Well, they would if they still had public Sunday Masses. But it's late, you're just here for Compline, and I understand that. Good night!
15:21
April 05, 2020
Compline: Passion Saturday
Daylight Savings ends tomorrow and we ended up staying up a little later than usual planning strategies for Holy Week observance from home, so this recording comes a little late. Owing to staying up late, we taped a fair bit of inconsequential chatter before starting Compline and I have preserved a snippet at the beginning of tonight's episode for posterity. So pick up a booklet from compline.brandt.id.au and join us for Night Prayer.
17:19
April 04, 2020
Compline: Thursday in Passion Week
We recorded three nights then skipped three nights and now another recording makes it this far. Tonight's recording features a clinking spoon from one child who is not quite up to reading along yet and was enjoying a cup of tea slurped from a spoon to help it cool down. Because we're a family, not a monastery. Hopefully it's not too distracting. Penance! I hope it does inspire more people to pick up the Divine Office, especially when so many are unable to get to Mass. Imagine if every Catholic participated in this way! What a powerhouse of prayer! And you don't need to be Catholic to join in! Even if you're just interested in singing like the early Christians - this sort of music would be familiar to all those Medieval saints for sure and probably going back much further. Pick up your booklet at compline.brandt.id.au and lift up your hearts!
16:03
April 02, 2020
Family Compline Passion Sunday
Print yourself a copy of our Compline booklet from compline.brandt.id.au and join us! Tonight we have Passion Sunday, sometimes known as First Passion Sunday to distinguish it from Palm Sunday, which is sometimes called Second Passion Sunday. The Sunday psalms become particularly well known. We just have to keep awake to catch the little Passiontide changes here and there.
15:03
March 29, 2020
Family Compline Saturday before Passion Sunday
Print yourself a copy of our Compline booklet from compline.brandt.id.au and join us! This is the beginning of Passiontide, so there are some little changes. This time is really interesting with all the different things that mark the change of season. Just wait till we get to the Sacred Triduum!
17:24
March 28, 2020
Family Compline Friday in Lent
We sing Compline most nights. We picked it up from Maternal Heart, Lewisham, way back when they sang Roman Compline on Thursday nights after Mass. With kids, things got submerged for a while, but we picked it up again, piece by piece, and now it is a great thing which we can highly recommend for : helping get babies to sleep giving the cat quality time to be admired while everyone sits down in the living room learning Latin participating in the Church's Liturgical Life in a totally legitimate and appropriate way Print yourself a copy of our Compline booklet from compline.brandt.id.au and join us!
18:40
March 27, 2020
Little Office 1 - Matins - Sunday, Monday, Thursday
Someone asked for a recording of Matins from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I'm pretty sure practically nobody sings Matins. Except for Tenebrae, and then you're not singing the Little Office Matins. So I've spent hours putting this together and I hope someone finds it useful. And if you're kept awake by someone singing these melodies in the middle of the night, I hope you won't be too mad at me for encouraging such eccentric pass-times. I'm still pondering how to make these recordings a useful part of https://littleoffice.brandt.id.au/ Even though Matins is not widely sung, it does have some very amazing tunes which really do grow on you after you've sung them through a few times. Even the ones with the funny leaps which you think will never sit in your head, then when you go to fix up the recording a week or so later, they have magically embedded themselves into your subconscious. God bless you!
35:01
February 07, 2020
New Book Old Hymns #2 - Christmas
The second instalment in our journey through A New Book of Old Hymns! This episode covers: Gaudete Adeste Fideles Puer Natus You can find out more about the book at newbookoldhymns.brandt.id.au
09:54
December 17, 2019
Little Office - 2 - Prime
Second installment of the grand plan to record the entire Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary! In no particular order. Here's a spur-of-the-moment recording of Prime from our family morning prayers on the feast of St Nicholas (hence the reference to chocolate for breakfast) It also includes the anticipated Roman Martyrology from an old book off the Internet Archive which I've had printed through Lulu and painstakingly converted to a webpage - see brandt.id.au for details. So, being Advent, we take the Office 2 variation. Most of the words are the same as Office 1, but the Antiphon, Little Chapter and Collect are different. And I really hope to get into the next episode of the New Book of Old Hymns featuring the Christmas music really soon!
09:56
December 06, 2019
Little Office - 1 - Lauds
My most popular videos on youtube are the ones on how to sing the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So many people want to sing this popular devotion from the middle ages.  Baronius Press has published very handsome little copies of the Little Office with the key pieces of chant in an appendix. It is tantalisingly close to enabling people to sing the Office, but it lacks the handy mark-up that choir members would be accustomed to. A complete work would be much bigger. I have made some such booklets at littleoffice.brandt.id.au. Right now there is a long way to go. In this episode we sing through Lauds from Office 1 as it would be sung from Pentecost through to the end of the Liturgical Year.
25:28
December 05, 2019
New Book Old Hymns #1 - Pope and Advent
Long, long ago, I put together a little hymnbook with all the Gregorian Chant I was hearing at Mass along with English translations. It would bug me that you would need to join the choir and buy expensive Libers in order to sing along to these beautiful melodies. Also it seemed very unfair that in some cases there were no translations available. In the process I learned a lot about Gregorian Chant, reading square notes and even some Latin. When I excitedly showed my book to other people, many were dismayed as they did not yet know much about reading square notes, so the music was effectively still locked up. The people who were fortunate enough to attend the same amazing parish had heard the music, but that still left many out in the cold. So, finally I am making recordings to support the book. It's early days yet, but here's hoping this helps. You may be surprised to learn this episode is in fact edited down a fair bit - there's a good sprinkling of interruptions here and there. Maybe next episode will be a night time recording. This episode covers: Oremus pro pontifice nostro Conditor alme siderum Veni O Sapientia Rorate Caeli You can get the book printed from Lulu or download from github or Selz.
20:29
November 20, 2019
Lectio Secunda
The Second Lesson from Latin by the Natural Method by Fr William Most. Plus we sing Stella Splendens. Print these pdfs: Cercle Latin Something we're building: School Jubilus
10:48
September 17, 2019
Lectio Prima
An experiment in helping my kids revise this course, plus help out  anyone who would like to hear the Latin in this course spoken by Latin  Mass afficionados from Australia. Print these pdfs: Cercle Latin Something we're building: School Jubilus
13:01
September 12, 2019