Monday, April 22, 2013

João Gil composes Mass for Year of Faith

From Rome Reports:

“He who sings, prays twice.” The phrase comes not from a singer, but from St. Augustine. He uttered it in the 5th Century to explain the importance of music in religion. 
Portuguese musician João Gil has spent the last 30 years to pop music and film-making. But for the first time, he composed music for a Mass, to celebrate the Year of Faith.   
The composition is titled 'Missa Brevis', and contains 13 songs performed by Luis Represas and Manuel Rebelo.
All pieces are written in Latin and based on liturgical texts to accompany portions of the Mass, like the Creed or the Lord's Prayer.
Watch and listen:


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