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The Lorica of St. Patrick
2019 March 17 by Fr. David Friel

A fifth-century hymn preserved in an eleventh-century manuscript


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A German Franciscan Soldier who Sang
2019 March 16 by Veronica Brandt

Excerpts from the life of Fr Gereon Goldmann – bombs, concentration camps, espionage and Gregorian chant.


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“Sarum Rite” • Did it exist? What is it?
2019 March 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

“To contrast Ancient Sarum with Modern Roman is absurd.” —Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1912)


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Offensive Music in Germany • Ash Wednesday (2019)
2019 March 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

Have you ever seen a liturgical “instrument” like this?


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Square Notes: The Sacred Music Podcast
2019 March 10 by Fr. David Friel

Dedicated to exploring the teaching and vision of the Church on the topic of liturgical music


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Every Church Musician Deserves Music Lessons
2019 March 09 by Veronica Brandt

In which Veronica describes some unexpected benefits of taking up music lessons.


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Fascinating debate recorded 22 April 1980.


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Register Now! • “Sacred Music Symposium” (2019)
2019 March 06 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“My experience with the Symposium was far beyond of what I could imagine…” —Participant from the Dominican Republic


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“Lacuna” • An Actual One—Not A Fake One
2019 March 04 by Jeff Ostrowski

Read these entries—and then tell me your head isn’t spinning!


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Today marks the feast of Mother Katharine Drexel, whom the Holy Father challenged to become a missionary.


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God of Mercy and Compassion
2019 March 02 by Veronica Brandt

Two hymns with the same opening line, but very different content. A mystery rewrite symptomatic of an avoidance of personal contrition.


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PDF • “Additional Versions of the Credo” (1934)
2019 February 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

This morning, fascinating versions of the Credo arrived in my inbox—versions I had never seen!


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Strive for Greatness!
2019 February 27 by Lucas Tappan

Stop trying to make everything easy, and therefore unimportant.


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New Resource! • Chant Videos for Treble Voices
2019 February 23 by Fr. David Friel

A new website seeks to record the full Gregorian propers each week using a treble voice.


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"Woman of No Distinction" World Premiere
2019 February 22 by Richard J. Clark

What makes this work unique is its perspective: written entirely from the point of view of the Samaritan woman.


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When You Go To Mass … Be This Guy!
2019 February 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

Bringing a falcon to Mass never crossed my mind…


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An Outrageous “Paradox” I Cannot Accept
2019 February 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’m not someone who believes everything was perfect before Vatican II—but calling the EF “worldly” compared to the OF is just silly.


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Sacred Architecture and Brexit
2019 February 17 by Fr. David Friel

A connecting link in the form of Gothic cathedrals


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Update! • Accompaniments for the Brébeuf Hymnal
2019 February 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Oh, if only…if only you knew what’s going on behind the scenes!


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The Cantor and Congregational Singing
2019 February 12 by Lucas Tappan

I wonder if we haven’t lost sight of the cantor’s original purpose of fostering congregational singing…


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