CD: Solemn Mass of Pentecost


Palestrina’s Missa Dum complerentur



A recording of Solemn Mass on Pentecost Sunday as celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, New Haven, CT, in May 1989. The Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society performs Palestrina’s sumptuous six-voice parody Mass, Missa Dum complerentur, and the proper Gregorian chants.

In the November 1994 issue of Fanfare magazine, reviewer Jerome Weber wrote of this recording: “The Pentecost disc recreates a Mass at Sacred Heart Church in New Haven with the smoothest chant singing imaginable as a setting for the Palestrina Missa Dum complerentur sung as well as I have ever heard it, a disc unbelievably fine.”


Track listing:

    1. Introit: Spiritus Domini (plainsong, mode viii)
    2. Kyrie eleison: Missa Dum complerentur (Palestrina)
    3. Gloria in excelsis Deo: Missa Dum complerentur (Palestrina)
    4. Collect (plainsong)
    5. Lesson (plainsong)
    6. Alleluia I: Emmite Spiritum tuum (plainsong, mode iv)
    7. Alleluia II: Veni, Sancte Spiritus (plainsong, mode ii)
    8. Sequence: Veni, Sancte Spiritus (plainsong, mode i)
    9. Gospel (plainsong)
    10. Credo: Missa Dum complerentur (Palestrina)
    11. Offertory: Confirma hoc, Deus (plainsong, mode iv)
    12. Preface (plainsong)
    13. Sanctus: Missa Dum complerentur (Palestrina)
    14. Benedictus: Missa Dum complerentur (Palestrina)
    15. Pater Noster (plainsong)
    16. Agnus Dei: Missa Dum complerentur (Palestrina)
    17. Communion: Factus est repente (plainsong, mode vii)
    18. Postcommunion (plainsong)
    19. Dismissal (plainsong)



Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 1 in