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Hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours

It’s great to enjoy the beautiful music of the past, but we also need to learn the music that ought to be a part of…

Monteverdi and Bach on Classical Catholic Radio

Dear friends, This week, I will be adding selected works by the composers Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). We now enjoy a…

Splendor Paternae Gloriae (Monday Lauds)

Attributed to St. Ambrose (340-397), this hymn is sung at Lauds (Morning Prayer) on Mondays. The chant below is performed by the monks of the…

Aeterna Caeli Gloria

AETERNA caeli gloria,beata spes mortalium,celsi Parentis Unice,castaeque proles Virginis: Da dexteram surgentibus,exsurgat et mens sobria.flagrans et in laudem Deigrates rependat debitas. Ortus refulget lucifer,ipsamque lucem…

Caeli Deus Sanctissime

The text of the hymn Caeli Deus Sanctissime is attributed to Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604) and is sung at Vespers on Wednesdays. The…

Nox et Tenebrae et Nubila (Lauds)

The text of this hymn is ascribed to Prudentius (384-413) and is sung at Lauds on Wednesdays in the Divine Office. The chant below is…

Telluris Ingens Conditor (Vespers)

The hymn Telluris Ingens Conditor is ascribed to Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604) and is chanted on Tuesdays during Vespers in the Divine Office.…

Ales Diei Nuntius (Lauds)

The hymn Ales Diei Nuntius is attributed to Prudentius (348-413), and is sung at Lauds (Morning Prayer) on Tuesdays. The chant below is performed by…

Magnificat (Vespers)

The “Magnificat” or “Canticle of Mary” is the Gospel Canticle recited at Evening Prayer (Vespers). These were the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in…

Immense Caeli Conditor (Monday Vespers)

The text of the hymn “Immense Caeli Conditor” is attributed to Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604). The chanting of the hymn below comes from…

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