Today marks the end of the Christmas season, but before taking down the tree and putting away the crib for another year, we have the beautiful feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Candlemas.Continue reading “Candlemas: Lumen et Revelationem Gentium”
Despite the disappointing lack of snow here in Scotland, here is a German snow waltz!
Music for the 11.30am Missa Cantata this Sunday.
Happy feast of St Stephen!
As the Christmas season has only just begun, here is a little festive number from a recent recital.
In Dulce Jubilo, J.S.Bach BWV 751 on the Lewis organ of Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Enjoy!
This last verse of this carol takes on a whole new significance when looked at through Eucharistic eyes. Wilcocks penned the greatest chord in the repertoire for “WORD of the Father now in flesh appearing.” This is not only true of the incarnation but at the consecration in every Mass. The holy spirit overshadows the priest as He did Our Blessed Lady and the Eternal Word is Made Flesh.
Here is Midnight High Mass from Ushaw 1962 with commentary!
If you want to experience it live, come to Immaculate Heart, Balornock on Christmas Eve- Carols from 11.30pm!
On the 14th of December I’ll be back at Kelvingrove again. If you need a rest from your preparations for Christmas, it would be nice to see you!