Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Robert Parsons' Ave Maria

Listen to Robert Parsons' Ave Maria. According to Catholic Church Music (Richard Perry, 1907), perhaps the pinacle achievement of polyphonic music (surpassing even Palestrina, in the authors estimation).
More recordings and scores from Robert Parsons here. Most of Parsons' works are lost, destroyed by the forces set into play by Henry VIII. listen with awe and wonder, and grieve what is lost.

While listening, click the image to see a slide show of the English Dominican Novitiate's visit to Salamanca.

thanks again to The New Liturgical Movement - and their efforts on behalf of the truth that the church was not born with nor did she die with Vatican II, but is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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