Theology and Music
2016 June 28 by Lucas Tappan

I hope and pray the Church continues to raise up true artists who will bring the Gospel to the world through the greatest of all the Church’s arts—Music.

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If you think we weren’t nervous to sing before so many … think again!

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Wow! Take 35% off your purchase!
2016 June 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Goupil Graduals arrived this morning, and they look marvelous!

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It's not about talent
2016 June 25 by Veronica Brandt

A church musician’s work may well be priceless. We don’t need to have gratitude for our natural talent, though talent can make life easier. The big honour is to serve God at the summit and source of Christian life.

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We’ll be joined by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, our FSSP District Superior, and several FSSP seminarians for a Solemn Pontifical Mass in Hollywood.

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New Organ Work • Madonna & Child
2016 June 24 by Richard J. Clark

It took me—the composer—to realize this is really a work about mother and child.

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Colloquium 2016 • Day 4
2016 June 24 by Fr. David Friel

Reflections on Offering a Colloquium Mass

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Colloquium 2016 • Day 3
2016 June 23 by Fr. David Friel

The Organic Development of the Liturgy and the New Music Breakouts

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“I will fear no evils, for thou art with me.”
2016 June 23 by Jeff Ostrowski

St. John Vianney was once overheard speaking directly to the Lord.

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Made in China
2016 June 23 by Andrew Leung

Gregorian Chant pew cards in Hong Kong.

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Momentous Sacred Music Tool • Released Today!
2016 June 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

Eight reasons why every choirmaster needs this new resource.

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Colloquium 2016 • Day 2
2016 June 22 by Fr. David Friel

Explanatory Images from Wilko Brouwers

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First Instance of “Alius Cantus Aptus”
2016 June 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The current rubrics of the missal … specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people.” —Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016

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Colloquium 2016 • Day 1
2016 June 21 by Fr. David Friel

A concert of early music by the ensemble “Pro-Arte Saint Louis”

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“Vidimus Stellam Ejus In Oriente”
2016 June 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

Who could deny the text painting here?

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Musical Resources • 5th Sunday after Pentecost
2016 June 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, Who hast prepared good things unseen for them that love Thee…”

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Does the Mass Demand a Certain Level of Dignity?
2016 June 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

I started asking myself how anyone could argue against something like this. After all, isn’t it good to share joy?

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Why is the Basilica community so lively and why are they growing so much?

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“The singing of the Communion Antiphon alone, which sufficed at sung Mass when Holy Communion was not given, is insufficient under the new conditions…” —Solesmes (1957)

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New Gloria Mixing Plainsong w/ Polyphony
2016 June 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

… composed by a Franciscan monk!

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