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Monday, November 2, All Souls' Day

Monday, November 2 is All Souls' Day

From ancient times, Christians have prayed for our departed loved ones, but this year, when the world has suffered such loss and been prevented from mourning our losses as we would prefer, the traditional observance of All Souls' Day is an especially precious, and cathartic, gift. Therefore, Festina was enthusiastic to honor all the faithful departed in this Requiem Mass, and we are privileged to have their artistry to support and encourage our own prayers. 

The Mass setting is by the lesser-known Italian composer (and Franciscan monk) Ludovico da Viadana (c. 1560-1627), but this video is evidence that his music is worthy of greater attention. You'll also hear a motet by Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) who literally wrote the book on counterpoint, thereby contributing to the musical education of Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. Rounding out the service, in place of the traditional In paradisum is a setting of John 11:25-26 (I am the resurrection and the life) by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), one of the most important German composers of all time.

May they rest in peace. Amen.


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