As part of our celebrations for Teresa's fifth centenary, the Carmelite Forum of Britain and Ireland have commissioned the recording of a new audio CD. A Carmelite Blessing features music specially composed for the centenary year, as well as readings from Teresa's writings and training tracks to enable choirs and communities to learn the new pieces in time for the Opening Ceremony.
Lasting nearly a full hour, the CD has three sections:
Part I is a souvenir of the Opening Ceremony at Kensington Priory on 15th October 2014. The section includes all the music, scripture readings and intercessions of the Opening Mass, including the three newly commissioned pieces: Praying with Teresa, Homage to Teresa and The Carmelite Blessing.
Part II includes training tracks for communities wishing to learn the sung responses to Praying with Teresa and Homage to Teresa.
Part III is a series of readings from St Teresa's writings. These provide a useful resource for groups planning prayer evenings and retreat days. The extracts can be interspersed with time for quiet reflection and musical pieces from Part I of the CD.
Recording for A Carmelite Blessing took place on 25th August 2014,