The liturgical music of composer Paul Jernberg is deservedly beginning to catch attention. In the next few weeks his Mass of St Philip Neri, which is written for the Ordinary Form celebrated in English will be sung in the Pittsburgh, St Milwaukee and St John’s Clinton, MA. The details are as follows:
Tuesday, April 26, 7pm: Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, WI – Mass of Confirmation; they will be singing Propers for the Sacrament of Confirmation composed by Jernberg as well as the Mass of St. Philip Neri.
Sunday, May 8, 5:30pm: St. Monica Parish, Methuen, MA – Mass of Confirmation; we will also be singing my Propers for the Sacrament of Confirmation as well as the Mass of St. Philip Neri (and other chant and polyphony, including music by another contempory composer of note, Roman Hurko.)
Wednesday, May 25, 5pm: St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland (Pittsburgh), PA: Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood and Diaconate for the Pittsburgh Oratory of St. Philip Neri; they will be singing the Mass of St. Philip Neri. This Ordination will be taking place on the Vigil of the Feast of St. Philip Neri!
I have no doubt that Paul’s music will be beautiful and solemn occasions. Below you can hear excerpts from his Mass of St Philip Neri and his Salve Regina: