Saturday, 20 January 2007

In Honour of Our Lady

Since it's Saturday, here's a sublime Salve Regina by Giovanni Battista Bassani (c.1657-1716) - out of liturgical season, I know, but beautiful nevertheless. The singer is the superb French alto, Gerard Lesne, whose recordings are always worth buying.



Blogger Fr Ray Blake said...

Thankyou for posting this I have not heard Lesne before, he has a wonderful voice. I will have to look out for him. Beautiful!

1:29 am  
Blogger Fr Nicholas said...

He has recorded mostly with Virgin Veritas and normally appears with his ensemble, Il Seminario Musicale. Last time I visited HMV on Oxford St there was a boxed set of 4 of his CDs for something like £15 - but I can't find it on Amazon.

9:57 am  
Blogger dilettantus in interrete said...

But nevertheless I hope you are singing "alma redemptoris mater" in the moment!

11:19 pm  
Blogger Fr Nicholas said...

Of course I am - but it doesn't mean we can't listen to beautiful settings of the Marian antiphons out of season!

7:41 am  
Blogger stpetric said...

The "Salve Regina" isn't out of season for the Cistercians and Carthusians, who sing it year 'round. So put it on and let 'er rip!

5:12 pm  

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