Rosary Concerts at St. Mary’s

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018 AT 3:00 P.M.

Part of the Rosary Concert Series presented by St. Mary's Church and the St. Cecilia Society. Join us in praying the rosary, assisted by some of the great musical treasures of the Church.

David J Hughes-colorDavid J. Hughes is Organist & Choirmaster at St. Mary’s Church, where he directs the professional schola, the parish choir, a men’s chant schola, and a children’s schola program. At World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011, he led the St. Mary’s Student Schola in singing chant and Renaissance polyphony for the primary English-speaking Masses; the students also sang for pontifical Masses at the Cathedral of Toledo, Masses at the Carmelite monasteries in Avila and Madrid, and Masses sponsored by Juventutem. Active as a composer, and fascinated by the role that plainchant can play in the inspiration of new compositions, Mr. Hughes has written extensively for choir and organ. Recent premieres include Pascha jucundissimum and the Missa de Beata Maria. Film-scoring credits include Navis Pictures’ St. Bernadette of Lourdes and several documentaries. Mr. Hughes teaches music at St. John Fisher Seminary of the Diocese of Bridgeport. He is on the board of the Church Music Association of America, and serves as a chant instructor and the director of new music at the CMAA’s annual Summer Music Colloquium. He is also director of music for the annual Roman Forum Summer Symposium at Lake Garda in the north of Italy. Mr. Hughes’ composition teachers have included Ruth Schonthal and John Halle, and he has studied organ with Paul Jacobs and Daniel Sullivan. A native of Stamford, CT, he is a graduate of Yale College.


Rosary Recital
The Joyful Mysteries

with antiphons from Vêpres du commun des fêtes de la Sainte-Vierge (Op. 18) by Marcel Dupré

In the name of the Father.
Apostles' Creed.
Lord's Prayer.
Hail Mary (thrice).
Glory be to the Father.

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

Saluto Angelico (Op. 106, No. 5) by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)

Antiphon V. (Op. 18, No. 5) "How Fair and how Pleasant art Thou" by Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)

Ave maris stella I. (Op. 18, No. 6) "When the Salutation Gabriel had Spoken" by Dupré

The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Mein Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 648) "My soul doth magnify the Lord" by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Magnificat I. (Op. 18, No. 10) by Dupré
My Soul doth Magnify the Lord, and my Spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For He hath regarded the lowliness of his Handmaiden.

Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella (Op. 5, No. 2) by Jean Langlais (1907–1991)

The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

Magnificat II. (Op. 18, No. 11) by Dupré
For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath magnified me; and holy is His Name.

Desseins eternels (from La Nativité du Seigneur) by Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)

The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

Magnificat V. (Op. 18, No. 14) by Dupré
He remembering His mercy hath holpen His servant Israel; as He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed forever.

The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus

Dans une douce joie (from Neuf Pièces) by Langlais

Hail Holy Queen.

Improvisation on Salve Regina (Marian antiphon for time after Pentecost) & Ave Regina caelorum (Marian antiphon for Septuagesima & Lent)

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.
In the name of the Father.

Fantaisie-Improvisation sur l'Ave maris stella by Charles Tournemire (1870–1937), transcribed by Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)

Please join us after the postlude for a light reception in the parish hall.
Solemn Vespers will be celebrated in the church at 5:00 p.m.

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