Songs of Mary II: "The Memorare"

Matt Reichert, Lorraine Hess, and Zack Stachowski at the Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, Maryland (2019).

Matt Reichert, Lorraine Hess, and Zack Stachowski at the Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, Maryland (2019).

It’s our “May Crowning” episode! We’re continuing our celebration of the treasury of devotional songs written in honor of the Blessed Mother with a hybrid show: part interview, part special feature. To help us out, we’re speaking with composer Lorraine Hess about her setting of the “Memorare” prayer. In addition to featuring her song, you’ll hear a wide range of musical selections covering styles from chant to hymnody, from folk songs to contemporary pieces.

 So, please open your hymnals!

Episode links

For more information about Lorraine Hess, visit her composer page at World Library Publications and her personal website: www.lorrainehess.com.

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You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "The Memorare” from World Library Publications. You can watch a video of the live performance of “The Memorare” at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana, on YouTube.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: “O Queen of the Holy Rosary” (ELLACOMBE, text by Emily Shepcote), “Regina Coeli” (Giuseppo Bernabei), “Ave Maria Litany” (Tom Booth and Jesse Manibusan), “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” (Mary Walsh), “O Maria, Madre Mia” (traditional), “As I Kneel Before You” (Maria Parkinson), “Prayer of Fatima” (Laurence Rosania), “Adios, O Virgen de Guadalupe” (traditional), “O Mary of Graces” (Douglas Hyde), “Mater Ecclesia” (Ricky Manalo), “Woman of God” (Jesse Manibusan).

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Celebrating the Music of Women Composers

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart

We’re focusing on music written by women composers, and we’re blessed to be joined by five guests: Sarah Hart, Lori True, Carol Browning, Lorraine Hess, and Kate Williams. You’ll hear our guests discuss the experience of composing, publishing, and ministry as women. You’ll also hear several additional composers featured in this episode’s OYH Playlist.

Carol Browning

Carol Browning

So, please open your hymnals!

Lori True

Lori True

 

Episode links

You can find out more about the work of our guests by visiting their artist pages:

  1. Sarah Hart: OCP page, personal page

  2. Lori True: GIA page

  3. Carol Browning: GIA page, MorningStar page, Liturgical Press page

  4. Lorraine Hess: WLP page, personal page

  5. Kate Williams: GIA page

Lorraine Hess

Lorraine Hess

You can purchase the song recordings you heard in this episode: “Be With Me, Lord” (Sarah Hart/Curtis Stephan), “Who is the Alien?” (Lori True), “Ubi Caritas” (Carol Browning), “Glorify Him by Your Life” (Lorraine Hess), “Hymn of St. Patrick” (Diana Macalintal), “All That is Hidden” (Bernadette Farrell), “In Every Age” (Janet Sullivan Whitacre), “Enter In” (Kathleen Basi), “Dame Tu Paz” (Anna Betancourt), “Bienaventurados” (Lourdes Montgomery"), “In the Morning, In the Evening” (Bex Gaunt), “I Am the Bread of Life” (Suzanne Toolan).

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Kate Williams

Kate Williams

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