Segnalazione di don Anthony Cekada
Angelic voices from the early days of the traditionalist movement in America
Old-timers from the traditionalist movement in Michigan will remember the angelic voices of the eight Martin sisters who sang for High Masses at St. Pius X Church and St. Joseph’s House in the 1970s.
In those days, when the “new springtime” of Vatican II had destroyed good church music everywhere, it was a moving and sublimely uplifting experience for a Catholic to assist for the first time at a High Mass sung by the Martin sisters.
Initially trained by their father, several sisters went on to study voice professionally. One of the eight, Joan, continues the family tradition by serving as our choir director at St. Gertrude the Great Church.
We are pleased to offer a CD of their 1980 recording of two settings for the Ordinary of the Mass, Gregorian Mass IX and Foeppel’s Mass in Honor of the Holy Guardian Angels, together with Credo III and the traditional hymns for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The CD takes us back to the roots of the traditionalist movement, and reminds us of the sacrifices a handful of faithful Catholics made to keep alive the great tradition of sacred music.
Also included: a bonus disk of the sisters singing Christmas carols around the piano.
An heirloom classic!