Assumpta est Maria

2011-08-15 Vatican Radio

"Assumpta est Maria. Mary has been assumed into heaven , the angels rejoice..." Any text about rising to heaven is a gift for a composer, says Monsignor Philip Whitmore as he asks us to listen to the joyful surging scales in Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's motet focusing on the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. To mark this feast day, Monsignor Whitmore also steps ahead in time chosing music by a living English composer John Tavener... A programme focusing on the Fourth Glorius Mystery of the Rosary produced by Veronica Scarisbrick.