Monday, June 20, 2011

iSNARK! 172

Listen below, or download here. (55:21/50.6 MB)

Inspired by First Communion rehearsals a couple of Sundays ago, I couldn't resist doing a segment on postures for receiving Holy Communion (but not without revealing some major pet peeves). Special thanks to my wife Ann for some voice help.  Also, the Gott Vater makes its grand return. Includes the beloved O Most Holy Trinity refrain.  Speaking of refrains, Sweet Sacrament also falls into the mix.
Feasts for the Week:  June 20-July 3 (now with Anglican Use Calendar)
Don't Do This at Church (two instances)
The usual commercials (three of them, scattered throughout)

What Did We Sing Today? Trinity Sunday. Comes with some Titanic trivia.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Communion Line edition, brought to you by Orange.
Let me know what you think about Blog Talk Radio.

1. Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Mode I); 2. Come, Now, Almighty King (tune: Italian Hymn)
3. Holy, Holy, Holy (tune: Nicaea); 4. Danish Amen
5. De Trinitate (anonymous tune; text by Adam of St. Victor)
6. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All (tune: Sweet Sacrament)
7. O God, Almighty Father (tune: Gott Vater, sei Gepriesen)
8. Johnny Proctor rocks out with Power to Believe. Courtesy of Music Alley.

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Monday, June 13, 2011


Cross-posting with Christus Vincit - the BLOG!

To all viewers, listeners, readers, etc.

For the past few years, a flock of eighty-some strong came over and joined us at Fans of the iSNARK! at Facebook. Many of you hung around, even during my hiatus of just over a year. For that, I say, THANK YOU!

Since Facebook updated the group site, there is no longer a way to invite people to join the group. Just simply add people from your friends list and they're in. But what if you have friends that don't want to be in our little group? Add them, and they're in. But those friends might get just a bit PO'd. Some to the point of not just leaving your group, but by leaving your friends list. And I for one am not good at holding hostages!

For that reason, I created a new group site on Facebook, titled (for now) The NEW Fans of the iSNARK! Page. This is going to be the new iSNARK! page for Facebook. With this group site, it is YOUR call whether or not you would like to "Like" the page. That gets you in - at your will, not mine. OF COURSE: I'd LOVE for you to go to the page and "Like" it (hitting the "Like" button. But at least it will be your will.

So please, if you joined us at one point on the old "Fans of the iSNARK!" page (formerly "Fans of Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!", btw), or would like to join, simply go to the new site and hit the "Like" button. Thank you much for your support!



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Friday, June 10, 2011

iSNARK! 171

Listen below, or download here. (59:12/54.2 MB)

Today we have a special treat for you: music from the First Friday Mass of VI-3-11, my first Extraordinary Form High Mass in eight years, scattered throughout this episode. Schola Viri Duorum strikes again, this time in persona yours truly and Richard Chonak of Catholic Light fame. We also play four different tunes to Ave Verum, and link to one more.
Intro, featuring sheep and squirrels
Feasts for the Week:  June 6-19.
Commercials from our usual "sponsors" (Krakowska Kielbasa, K├Ânig Ludwig Weissbier, and Christus Vincit Whitewash) scattered throughout. Look on the sidebar, you'll find them there, too!
Miscellaneous Outburst, Random Thought, and Don't Do This at Church (two instances)
Shamus' Adventures in Classical Latin, brought to you by Lots of Hair. Shamus O'Reilly wreckovates Mozart's Awe Werum.

Music:  (1-4 are from The Complete Proper of the Mass by Koch and Green)
1. Cogitationes Cordis Ejus (Introit/Sacred Heart)
2. Double Alleluia (Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart in Paschal Time)
3. Holocaustem et pro peccato non postulasti (Offertory/Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart in Paschal Time)
4. Si Quis Sitit (Communion/Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart in Paschal Time)
5. O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (traditional)
6. Kyrie from Messa "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
7.Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile (traditional)
8., 9. Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Messa "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
10. Elevation music: Organ improv by yours truly, which includes the refrain of the Roman Christus Vincit
11. Christus Vincit (written by yours truly)
12. To Jesus' Heart All-Burning (traditional)
13-16. Four different settings of Ave Verum (Mode VI, recorded in my parlor, circa 2007; setting by W.A. Mozart, recorded at an Extraordinary Form Low Mass at St. Leo the Great Church, Pawtucket, RI, circa 2008, duet with Valerie; setting by Lorenzo Perosi, arr. by Fr. Carlo Rossini, recorded May 2011 at an Ordinary Form Mass at Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI, sung by Elane and Kate, accompanied by yours truly; setting by William Byrd, performed by Aeode Consort, courtesy of The Classic Cat)
Additional link: Link to YouTube video of the setting by Colin Mawby (performed by the choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UT, while at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy)

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