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re: re: re: for al who remember

Posted by Lignator on April 25, 2008 at 21:30:49:

In Reply to: re: re: for al who remember posted by Mary on April 23, 2008 at 03:11:26:

Hi Mary,

Yes, I know the Bromton Oratory in Knightsbridge but I haven't been there for years. What a delightful recollection of your own visit and the association that your mom and brother shared with his wife way back in the 1940's. It's certainly a remarkable church.

Unbelievably, I have only just discovered the Latin Mass Society on the Internet and the church, St Mary's, where they sing mass every Sunday. I hope to go off and hear mass there in the not to distant future. The church also looks quite a striking place.

Coming back to Claudio Casciolini. Your observations are quite right. There doesn't seem too much information available, which is a great pity because he wrote some stunningly beautiful music. I down loaded this from Wikapedia but you probably already know these details: -

"Claudio Casciolini (9 November 1697 – 18 January 1760) was an Italian composer. His compositions include a four-part Missa pro defunctis (Requiem Mass) and eight-part Zacchee festinans descende and a Missa brevissima. From April 1726 until his death he sang bass at the church of Saint Lorenzo in Damaso where he may also have been maestro di cappella."

Incidentally, I am really indebted to you for your suggestions about tracing Thomas Moore’s manuscripts. You came up trumps and I was able to download a copy "When He Who Adores Thee" from the Irish Library. I have been looking for this for a long time to give to my cousins to remind them of their Mom and Da. It has some rather poignant memories for us all when we used to make music around the piano at home.

I remember your posting that your dear Mom was also a great soprano, so I guess she would have known many of these lovely ballads. They really are timeless and it’s great to find them along with many other aspects of Irish culture.

This reminds me that it wasn't so long ago that you and your family had to face the first anniversary of her passing. May she rest in peace!


John :)

PS: How are those lovely cats of yours keeping?

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