Saturday, November 26, 2011

The end of a liturgical year and liberation from old translations in the Roman Missal

Today not only marks the end of a liturgical year and tomorrow the start of a new one; it marks the end of fluffy Roman Missal translations and the beginning of something much more true to the Latin, and to Scripture. While the Te Deum Laudamus is traditionally sung at the end of the year, it just seems fitting to sing it today.

I give you the opening movement to the Berlioz Te Deum. This is the Te Deum on steroids!

Here is another,one: Kodály - Budavári Te Deum - Conductor: Tamás Vásáry

Further reading:

Bishop Robert Vasa explains why this new translation is an opportunity to renew our sense of awe

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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!
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Nick said...

They Te Deum at my parish during Christmas. How often do they sing it at your parish?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting these movements, Diane. They help my heart express to the Lord the gratitude and joy I am feeling this very special First Sunday of Advent of 2011. Thanks be to God for the corrected ICEL translation!

Grateful Catholic

Nick said...

I'm back from Holy Mass. The new translation is wonderful!