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Morning and Evening Prayer for the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church
Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's-in-the-Loop Church, Chicago; J. Michael Thompson, Director
ISBN: 9780814679234, 7923
Publication Date: 02/01/1998
While the Liturgy of the Hours is being newly discovered by lay Christians, its wealth as sung prayer is being appreciated by musicians. A response to many requests for a "take-home" version of Vespers, How Awesome This Place offers a complete, sung celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours.
Demonstrating the ways that chant can be effectively used in parochial celebrations in the 1990s, How Awesome This Place provides a model for the parochial celebration of Morning and Evening Prayer, using the Office for the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church as an example. It shows how every church can observe its dedication anniversary as a solemnity by celebrating Morning and Evening Prayer in English with Gregorian chant.
A motet for lamp lighting precedes selections for Evening Prayer: