In many of His parables and teachings, Christ let us know that His Kingdom on earth was always what I am going to call “an unfinished product.”
These rehearsal videos were recorded by one person, and he apologizes for the poor singing quality…
Useful links as a “follow-up” to Mæstro Clark’s article about Fr. Weber’s plainsong settings.
In the early XIXth century the Duke of Wellington, speaking of infantry battles, is said to have exclaimed, “All soldiers run away. The good ones come back.”
Ever had a man express interest in your choir, only to discover that he has trouble matching pitch? You may just need to unlock his high range. Here’s how I’d approach the situation.
When the young priest saw the burnt and bleeding body of his superior, aghast and trembling he spoke the words of St. Paul: “We are made a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.”
For years, I couldn’t understand this business about “the eyes and the ears.” What did Pothier mean? Then it hit me.
Indispensable and accessible: these antiphons possess sublime elegance that grace the Novus Ordo Mass with simple, yet proper reverence and solemnity.
The “Pre-NOH” editions have quite an idiosyncratic way of lengthening the neumes.
If only I could do a better job of making people aware of this!
Including a written tutorial on how to perform Chabanel Psalms correctly.
It all boils down to recollection. This 39-page book will help. (And so will one weird trick with your computer, as the clickbaiters would say.)
I think we can learn something from this pagan official.
A picture is worth 1,000 words…
Three days of practical chant instruction and immersion in the treasury of Catholic sacred music
When faced with restrictions on the size of the choir, history suggests that we can adapt music for smaller groups, including groups with only one singer.
…praying the holy rosary with his office staff.
To give you an idea how this sounds, I recorded the piece on my toy organ.
Father Rutler makes five crucial points.
The word “grace” means a gift given to us by God. Sanctifying grace is first given to us when we are baptized.
Do you recognize where these pages were stolen from in 1966, when they hoped nobody would notice?
The “invitatory” occurs at the beginning of Matins and therefore introduces the daily divine Office.
An exciting new project gives me great hope for the “musical future” of the Catholic Church!
Accompaniment to the hymn “Veni Creator Spiritus” with all the verses written out (composed by Jeff Ostrowski).
Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Cardinal Schuster was a Benedictine monk who became the Archbishop of Milan.
I would give anything to know how these girls created this recording—because it’s free rhythm!