In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Ascension at St. Thomas
Sung by the St. Ann Choir last Sunday (Ascension Day as celebrated here):
William Byrd, propers for the Feast of the Ascension Jacobus Gallus, Ascendens Christum in altum
Wonderful singing, including some darned loud and confident Gregorian chant by the congregation.