VIDEO: REQUIEM by The Fraternity
Catholicism is beautiful. Tradition is beautiful. Along those lines, there is nothing more beautiful and powerful than a traditional Requiem Mass. From black vestments, to Gregorian Chant (such as the Dies Irae), to incense, all speak to our soul as much as they appeal to our eyes and ears.
Take 6 minutes to watch the video below chronicling an exciting new release from De Montfort Music’s upcoming album Requiem by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a clerical society of priests who celebrate the Mass and other sacraments exclusively using the liturgical books of 1962.
As described at De Montfort Music’s website:
“Be transported throughout ancient history to all regions of the world with this beautiful and unique presentation of The Requiem. With the exceptional art form of Gregorian chant, this recording has a mystical quality. With an ethos reflecting a time of sadness, representing that period of mourning inherent in the Requiem, this recording also simultaneously inspires a certain hope, a calmness and prayer, striking a glorious balance through the gift of poetic song. This unique recording contains twenty different tracks of sublime treasures, mostly Gregorian chant, and the album concludes with polyphonic motets striking just the right ending accent.”
The video features interviews with music veteran Christopher Alder, FSSP North American Superior General Fr. Gerard Saguto, and choir director (for the project) Fr. Zachary Akers. The imagery is stunning.
Enjoy and share what is good, beautiful, and true about traditional Catholicism.
Posted on April 7, 2017, in liturgy and tagged chant, De Montfort Music, FSSP, Requiem album, Requiem Mass, The Fraternity. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Hardly (never) see Liturgical Black anymore. The Requiem/Pro Defunctis-and the aftermath prayers and blessings-has always moved me, especially the Dies Irae. Some folks thing that it’s gloomy; I don’t. When I was a kid, I learned that black is the color of joy, and white the color of sadness in India.
I am very fortunate to be able to attend an FSSP parish and our priests are very hard working and inspiring.
Thank you so much for sharing this. It is hard not to get choked up by the beautiful music and knowing what most of our parishes have lost.
I was 12 years old when the sweeping changes of VII took place.so I remember well the beautiful pageantry and reverence that was associated the celebration of The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
I have never lost my love of Gregorian Chant. I do Divine Adoration from 3:00 AM to 4:00AM every Wednesday morning. I have a recording of Benedictine monks chanting that I play quietly in the background. When they chant The Pange Lingua I actually get chills it is so beautifully done.
God bless you and keep up the good work. Happy Easter to you and yours. .
How I would love to be part of such a seminary.
God bless all of you fathers and brothers!