Have any of you sang the first song during mass? I'm trying to recollect what parish I was in when I sung it but I can't remember which one.
Yes, it is a nice hymn, but nothing like the second one below.
What was Father Gregorio Allegri thinking when he compose this piece almost four hundred years ago? For a complete dullard like me, it's impossible to even figure out how he was able to go from one note to another without wrecking the beauty, Mystery, and transcendence of what in my humble opinion is the greatest sacred musical work ever conceived. In a few short weeks, this piece will be performed in the Sistine Chapel.