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.