Format: Audio CD
Produced by: Dominicana Records
Recorded in historic Saint Dominic Church in downtown Washington, DC, by the friars of the Dominican House of Studies, Province of Saint Joseph.
Directed by Fr. James Moore, OP, In medio Ecclesiae offers some of the finest chant and polyphonic treasures of the Church’s musical tradition as well as two new compositions by Dominican friars.
The Order of Preachers was founded in 1216 by Saint Dominic de Guzman in response to a then desperate need for informed preaching.
Against the Albigenisan heresy, which denied the dignity of our humanity, Saint Dominic trained a group of preachers who would serve the Church in its affirmation of the world as the place where Christ is discovered.
- Cantate Domino [Ps 96:1-3] — Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) [1:45]
- Sancta et immaculata — Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) – Christmas Responsory/Marian Feasts [4:02]
- Thine Are the Heavens [Ps 89:12, 15a] — Vincent Ferrer Bagan, OP (b.1983) – Christmas Offertory [1:13]
- Hodie Christus natus est — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) – Christmas Antiphon [2:22]
- Notas mihi [Ps 16:11] — Dominican chant – Communion for Saint Thomas Aquinas [0:50]
- Veritas mea [Ps 89:25] — Oreste Ravanello (1871-1938) – Offertory for Saint Joseph [0:58]
- O vos omnes [Lam 1:12] — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) – Passiontide Responsory [2:44]
- Ubi caritas — Chant, arr. James Junípero Moore, OP (b.1976) – Holy Thursday Antiphon [4:27]
- Terra tremuit [Ps 76:9-10] — William Byrd (1540-1623) – Easter Offertory [0:55]
- If Ye Love Me — Thomas Tallis – Pentecost [1:58]
- O sacrum convivium [Saint Thomas Aquinas] — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) – Corpus Christi Antiphon [3:37]
- In medio Ecclesiae — Dominican chant – Officium for Saint Dominic [2:31]
- To You Do We Come (Sub tuum) — Polish chant, adapt. The Monks of New Skete; arr. Dominican Nuns of Summit [1:14]
- Confitemini Domino [Ps 118:1] — Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) [0:51]
- Round Us Falls the Night [Rochelle] — attrib. Adam Drese (1620-1701), harm. S.S. Wesley (1810-1876) [1:49]
Schola Cantorum of the Dominican Friars
Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC
Province of Saint Joseph
Fr. James Junípero Moore, OP, Director
Province of the Holy Name
Order #: 9035