For the Feast of St. John Vianney, there will be a Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant, three-part ordinary, and a newly written three part motet. Wednesday, August 8th at 7 pm, at The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus.
This church, with its magnificent altar, designed by James Renwick, is a wonderful sanctuary with extraordinary acoustics, a beautiful space to be inspired by Gregorian Chant and the Church's treasure of liturgical music. Several two and three part motets by the composer will be sung at this Mass.
Come and experience what the great Roman Catholic Churches of Brooklyn have to offer!
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DAS Works website is dedicated to the promotion and distribution of the music of David Adam Smith. Here, information about the composer, his music, as well as the purchase of CDs and printed music can be found.
It is, in addition, devoted to the restoration of Traditional Catholic church music such as Gregorian Chant, and the Church's many centuries of polyphony.
Music depends on its past, its organic development, to inspire. The original Latin, "inspirare" means to impart a truth or idea. Without such a tradition music's ability to inspire is impoverished, and the culture of society becomes increasingly meaningless, and music ceases to be a window to the Divine.
Such is the responsibility and significance of Traditional Catholic church music and here, a humble attempt is made to contribute to that tradition.