Monday, December 08, 2014
This evening we went to beautiful St. Joseph's Church, Detroit, for their 7:00PM Tridentine High Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and their lovely St. Joseph Cappella performed a setting of the Magnificat that I had never heard before with Frank Greenia as soloist. It was called, simply: "Magnificat - Madruga." I had never heard it before, but found it beautiful and I am wondering where I can find some more information about it, who composed it, what the significance of "Madruga" is in the title, etc. The only thing I could find on the Internet after a brief search was a performance of what seems to be the same arrangement in an audio recording on the MFVA website of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (you have to scroll down to the very bottom of the website: it's the last entry listed). If anyone can furnish me with any additional information, I will owe him a debt of gratitude.