Starting Friday Off Right

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Here is a unique Kyrie that I have been listening to of late.  You Tridentine Mass-goers will recognize the melody.  This Kyrie however, is troped, which means there are text insertions between the Kyries.  We are highly, highly in favor of troped Kyries.  This one goes on for almost six minutes.  In my opinion, the Kyrie simply cannot go on long enough.  And you will also notice that this is stylistically … different.  The most notable features are the drone (I like droning – it sounds very Eastern) and the melodic flourishes.  Again, it has an almost Byzantine flavor that I find intriguing.  Sadly there is no way to know if this is really what chant sounded like over a thousand years ago, because there was no notation at that time.  Ah well.  It is a fun listen, inasmuch as begging Almighty God to have mercy on us can be “fun”.  You know what I mean.

Kyrie eleison.  (Lord have mercy)
Christe eleison.  (Christ have mercy)
Kyrie eleison.  (Lord have mercy)

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