During my 9 years as president, you know I never ask for assistance unless it’s absolutely necessary.
The fourth installment—“Mass settings that work well, even with a single cantor + organist.”
I doubt the Divine Office in the vernacular could have been more beautifully sung.
One common place for musicians to feel wear and tear is in the neck. Here’s how to release it.
When we pray from a book which is special, beautiful, and dignified, it helps us focus.
Imagine trying to read from a score like this!
There is an illusion of permanence in the Church. We are changing often and changing right now.
This year’s preacher will be Fr. Joseph Lee, F.S.S.P.
This remarkable piece by Father Victoria contains a mind-blowing canon between upper voices!
GIA’s 2004 article Re: “masses of yesteryear” seems absurd on this 13th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.
On those days when you can’t quite put your heart into singing, improvising at the organ can be comforting and rewarding.
It’s interesting to compare the literal translations in the Brébeuf Hymnal to those done by Solesmes Abbey during the 1950s.
“This has been extremely successful in my parish, and I plan to continue until I’ve set the entire church year.” —Joshua D. Carey
An Illustrated Book of Gospel Meditations from 1593! Print one for this Sunday to explore and color.
As churches prepare to return from lockdown, what about music in the liturgy makes it essential? In the next essay in his series encouraging liturgical musicians to consider what their vocation entails, Wilfrid Jones shares his thoughts on the nature of active participation.
A package of measures to keep choral singing safe.
He died on the Feast of the Most Precious Blood (at least according to the EF calendar) at age 96.
We’re living in darkness—but, like the phoenix, authentic Church music can rise from the ashes!
We come now to the final installment in my series on our music program at St. Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church in Sacramento, California.
In a time of contagion and social unrest, we need plainchant more than ever, even when we stay home.
Summer planning brings homeschooling mother to poetry by Robert Frost and St. Thomas Aquinas. “Poems are the food of faith.”
Today comes the third setting. A total of five Masses will be released.
I will release five (5) Mass settings which come off well with a single cantor & organist; today is the 2nd installment.
Over the next few weeks, I will release five (5) different Mass settings which can be sung with a single cantor & organist.
Potiron, Ostrowski, Bragers, Marier, Desrocquettes, Murray, and more!
Including O SALUTARIS (“O Saving Victim Opening Wide”) and TANTUM ERGO (“Down in Adoration Falling”) in Latin and English.
Some people love it; others hate it. Regardless, Mocquereau never backed down, and we must admire his tenacity!