Happy New Year to All Our Readers, in Music and Song

A blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, known more commonly in the secular world, if that is not tautological, as New Year’s Day – and a happy one to one and all – here are some musical selections which may delight the mind and heart:

A musical litany by Father Domenico Zipoli (+1726), as recommended by Pater Ignotus (whose musical knowledge exceeds my own by a fair margin, I imagine, so will post his suggestions more often).


A Gregorian Chant Te Deum (the reciting of which, by the way, one may gain a plenary indulgence on this eve).

A Palestrina Te Deum, for those of a more polyphonic proclivity:

And Palestrina’s Alma Redemptoris Mater, as we continue this Christmastide: