The theme for this virtual conference will be “Church and Music: Texts and Contexts”
A hymn for the last week before Septuagesima, or in the weeks leading up to Lent. Squeeze in all the Alleluias you can before they’re put on ice.
This simple breathing hack could bring new life to your choir’s sound.
WWII Chaplain recognized for his heroic ministry after the sinking of the USS Indianapolis
In the 1980s, Father Valentine wrote to a Vatican Congregation in Rome about this omission. It still hasn’t been fixed.
Under Covid-19, certain “pre-conciliar” practices have been mandated by the same bishops who previously declared such things to be evil.
In 1947, this book was given a double “Imprimatur” by Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York.
This little-known, accessible motet could serve as your choir’s introduction to the thrilling sonic world of Anton Bruckner.
A documentary on the work of Paul Jerberg — one of the most important voices on sacred music in the Church today
Reflections on the communion chant for the Second Sunday after Epiphany
Why have I been so blessed, and spared such hardships?
“Narrative lies” cannot exist without a storyteller.
Musicians rely on hearing. Hearing is a sense. Synesthesia makes the senses cross over. And that’s where the fun begins….
Statements so appalling, egregious, and atrocious they must be corrected…
I’ve never spent as much time creating a Liturgical Chart as I did for this one.
An 18-page PDF for the Solemn Blessing of Water on the Eve of the Epiphany.
A recent encounter made me realize what can happen when we discuss church music with others.
Thoughts from Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu
This is one of my favorite Gregorian hymns; very catchy!
The “Blue Laws” were a series of fanatical laws enacted by the Puritans of the colony of Connecticut…
“Variae Preces” (1892) — “Cantus Varii” (1902) — “Cantus Varii” (1928) — “Cantus Selecti” (1957)
This is perhaps the single most significant liturgical document CCWatershed has ever unearthed—and translated to English! • Explains the origin of “Gradual Antiphons” vs. “Missal Antiphons” (a.k.a. “Sacramentary Antiphons”)+
“Every diocese, almost every church, had its own customs. Our present rule dates from the revived missal of 1570.”
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.
Including a written tutorial on how to perform Chabanel Psalms correctly.