Gregorian Chant Introits for the Liturgical Year is a set of five compact discs that includes the proper introits for every Sunday of the year, as well as for all solemnities and major feasts. Four of our Cathedral musicians, Matthew Curtis, Amy Johnson-Pierce, Danielle Luckner, and Brian Luckner (director) formed a schola cantorum for the purpose of making this recording. It was recorded in the Sanctuary of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman in the spring of 2008.
Sample, The Baptism of the Lord Introit:
The five-CD set is available for direct purchase for $30.00. If the set is to be mailed, please add $5.00 for shipping and handling ($35.00 total).
CD 1: Seasons of Advent and Christmas
CD 2: Seasons of Lent and Easter
CD 3: Ordinary Time: Second Sunday through Eighteenth Sunday
CD 4: Ordinary Time: Nineteenth Sunday through Christ the King
CD 5: Other Solemnities and Feasts
The Cathedral Gallery Singers has released a professionally recorded compact disc, Their Sound Goes Forth,Which is available for purchase for $16.95 (free shipping).
Sample, BATTEN: O Sing Joyfully:
BATTEN: O Sing Joyfully
DESENCLOS: Salve Regina
VICTORIA: O magnum mysterium
JOSQUIN DES PREZ: Ave Maria
GIBBONS: Hosanna to the Son of David
STANFORD: Beati quorum via
MAWBY: Tantum ergo
THOMPSON: Ye Shall Have a Song
TALLIS: Salvator mundi
LEIGHTON: Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
SAMETZ: Two Medieval Carols (There Is No Rose of Such Virtue; Gaudete)
CONTE: Ave Maria
RAMINSH: Ave verum corpus
PALESTRINA: Ego sum panis vivus
LUCKNER: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me
PARRY: My Soul, There Is a Country
(Total running time 61:03)
To purchase, send a check payable to the “Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman,” indicate “Choir CD” on the memo line, and mail it addressed as follows:
Attn. Music Director
Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman
530 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
You may also contact the Music Director for more information.