A simple anthem for SATB choir and organ for the First Sunday of Lent. Lyrics by J. Michael Thompson.
The Basilica Choir under the direction of Dr. William Picher presents the Coronation Mass of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the context of a liturgical celebration in honor of the Feast of the Installation of Pope Benedict XVI. Wm. Glenn Osborne, organist.
From: 7:00 – To: 8:00 pm
Mozart’s masterpieces, The Coronation Mass and
the Piano Concerto N. 20 in D Minor
Laurent Boukubza (Piano); Rosalind Waters (Soprano); Cheryl Cadet (Alto)
Chris Horn (Tenor); Juan Martinez (Bass)
The Villages Community Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale,
Pasquale Valerio, Music Director
From: 7:00 – To: 8:30pm
Church on the Square, The Villages
Written for Bill Picher and the professional choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, FL, this setting of Salve Regina presents the traditional chant melody in a modern tonal language. While intended to be performed a cappella, there is a reduction of the SSAATTBB piece provided in the score for rehearsals. As the most popular and well-known Marian antiphon, this is the first of a set of four Marian antiphons that I composed.
The Basilica Choir included the piece on its most recent album “A Cappella Magic” which is available here or as a download from iTunes! You can now also hear the piece on Spotify.