Thursday, 2 April 2015

Mass of the Last Supper from St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

View the Mass, noting that the picture is not available until the Gospel, but the sound is there from the beginning, with a minor interruption in the Gloria from Missa Pange lingua by Josquin des Prez. Beautiful settings sung supremely well - details can be downloaded here.

The audio starts at the end of a processional hymn, followed by the Introit. I suspect the microphones are confined to the sanctuary, given that the voices, still in procession, are at first distant, though the continuo is distinct. This is Roman Catholic ceremonial at, or close to, its peak.