We Praise Our God captures the daily and uniquely beautiful rhythm of worship in St. Mary’s Chapel at Nashotah House. Each day of the academic year begins with Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist. The day ends with Evensong, with music taken from The Hymnal 1982 and the Nashotah House Plainsong Psalter or the New Nashotah House Anglican Chant Psalter.
Once a week, on Thursdays, the day begins with sung Matins in the morning, followed by a community music rehearsal when new music and a brief singing lesson are offered. Solemn High Eucharist on Thursday evenings is usually attended by the wider community of student and faculty families.
This album attempts to recreate the experience of the “Alleluia, Sing” LP recording, released in the early 1970s. The recording opens with the tolling of Nashotah’s beloved bell, Michael, and includes new settings of the Mass Ordinary used in the chapel, along with compositions by Nashotah faculty. We Praise Our God was made primarily from live services during the celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary on March 24 and 25, 2022.
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