Sing God a simple song, lauda, laude...

At Mass this morning, while the gifts were presented and the altar prepared, our cantor sang A Simple Song from Leonard Bernstein's MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers. It's one of my favorite pieces of music and it was beautifully sung and accompanied on the piano. It's a piece that brings me to a place where I might sit in the Lord's presence and "sort out" with him what's on my mind and in my heart. Since this piece followed my homily (one post down) I thought to offer it to you here. This morning we heard it from a soprano voice, but the recording here is from baritone Alan Titus who sang the role of the "Celebrant" in the original production in 1971.

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  1. Still and always, one of my favorite pieces of music. Thank you, padre.

  2. I have worn out at least five recordings of Bernstein's "Mass." What an exquisite piece of work. And "Lauda, Laude" is a wonderful piece to draw people in at that moment of preparation.

  3. I love that song -- one of my favorites, and I was just listening to it a few nights ago and singing along. Thank you.


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