The 10a and noon Masses on November 1 will feature a masterwork of the Renaissance, Missa Æterna Christi Munera by G. P. da Palestrina.  Named for a hymn penned by St. Ambrose (340—397), this same hymn’s tune was utilized as a basis for the entire work, a technique widely employed by Palestrina and other composers throughout the Renaissance period. This particular work has been admired throughout the ages by the great composers from Bach through Debussy.

At the 10a, the St. Cecilia Choir will sing two motets by William Byrd, Justorum Animæ (Offertory) and Ave Verum Corpus (Communion).