Tuesday, November 4, 2008

From the Missa Luba

The Missa Luba is the (Latin) Mass as interpreted by the Congolese musical tradition. Arranged by Franciscan friar Fr. Guido Haazen (from Belgium), the original recording was performed in 1958 by "Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin," a choir of 45 Congolese boys and 15 teachers from Kamina at the Congo.

The Mass, more specifically the following sample (the Credo), in my opinion, is (very much like plainchant) very powerful and much more edifying than most contemporary liturgical music that we commonly hear in our churches today.

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