Heading into the Triduum – this Tenebrae Service provides a lovely Spiritual warm-up for Holy Thursday. I am thankful for the help that my wife and children provided in singing the various psalms and motets.
Among the motets sung (as responsories) were Palstrina’s Vide Domine, his O Bone Jesu, Richard Farrant’s Lord For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake, and the Victoria Popule Meus. (I am going to lay the blame for the lack of a tenor squarely on the shoulders of the COVID 19 Panic.) I still thought they all came off pretty well as three-part motets.
(Those of you who are big fans of the “Strepitus” – you are in for a treat at around 53:30 or thereabouts)
It is helpful to use the handout – in order to hear the words of the psalms and the Lamentations of Jeremiah a little better.