INTROITUS: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Graduale Novum. Editio magis critica iuxta SC 117. Tomus I: De dominicis et festis, p. 251-252. (c) ConBrio Verlagsgesellschaft/Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2011.
Graduale Novum. Editio magis critica iuxta SC 117. Tomus I: De dominicis et festis, p. 251-252. (c) ConBrio Verlagsgesellschaft/Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2011.

Factus est Dominus protector meus, et eduxit me in latitudinem: salvum me fecit, quoniam voluit me.

“The Lord became my protector, and he guided me into the open. He saved me, because he wanted me.” (Ps 18(17):19–20)

When you take only the final notes of each of the syllables pro-tec-tor me-us, you get a very simple recitation mainly on the pitch la (a). All the other notes give these syllables a beautiful tremble. My God is a protector, he is a guardian: Saying this loud is somehow thrilling. All these trembling notes are the Gregorian way to say “Wow!”

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