Rorate Caeli

For no reason but beauty ...



Diego Ortiz, Alma Redemptoris Mater a 6 voci, Cantar Lontano, Marco Mencoboni

13 comments:

Hayfarmer said...

Music truly is good for the heart. This music feeds our souls! Thank you Adfero!

catholic4lifeblog said...

A little piece of heaven on earth. Beautiful.

Jeanne Holler said...

So very Majestic and Beautiful ...thanks for sharing !

Michael Ortiz said...


Heavenly!

Thank you for posting it!

LeonG said...

Indeed, Adfero, I've been listening to Mozart all day. It was Palestrina with Victoria and other Renaissance composers yesterday. My spirit has reached the heavens today. God has given us the means in this life, albeit temporary, until we can get to Holy Mass once more that is.

Ioannes Martialis said...

I feel like I'm the only one here who would like J.S. Bach (Because he's protestant, maybe? But I'm only presuming) While I do like plainchant, I tend to dislike any Renaissance flamboyance that came after. But the Baroque... Now, there is something special.

But please, please, please listen to Bach's St. John Passion... Especially set to the film Passion of the Christ. It stirs the soul, truly!

Savor the layers, the instrumentation -feels- anguished, as is appropriate for the topic of His Passion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDV94Iti5ic

Luke Togni said...

Bach? Bach is amazing, especially his organ music. You are not alone.

Adfero said...

Bach, ah, Bach (M.A.S.H. reference!)

Michael Ortiz said...


Thanks for the link, Ioannes.

Barbara said...

You are right, we can't live without Bach, Joannes Martialis!

He has to be in heaven on account of his music - so pure...ah what mystery...but Our Lord has sorted it all out by now, I'm sure...:-)

This piece is very beautiful too, Adfero. Thank you very much.

Mike said...

A traditionalist priest friend once confided to me (with not a little bewildered exuberation!) that he was convinced Bach had been a 'secret Catholic'! "He HAD to
be!", he exclaimed. Such is the eternal music of the great Bach!

Ioannes Martialis said...

Also, Bach wrote a Mass setting. It is in every way superior to the banal cookie cutter compositions we hear in the er, "Ordinary" form. Of course, I may be preaching to the choir here.

Did anyone ever notice how similar "On Eagle's Wings" and "Here I am Lord" and "One Bread One Body" and Julie Gold's "From a Distance" along with countless of other "Church Pop" music are to each other?

It certainly fits the "3 Chord Song" formula/concept.

Ioannes Martialis said...

Oh, here is an additional "The Other Modern" style of O Salutaris Hostia by Ēriks Ešenvalds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U-fERimjL4