Pastorally Imperative: They are all we have.
2017 May 26 by Richard J. Clark

To sing in prayer and with joy is pastorally imperative for they are all we have.

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Horrible Hymn Rhymes
2017 May 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Anyone who sought thee, or made to thee his moan…”

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Josquin Desprez • A Marian Masterpiece
2017 May 25 by Dr. Alfred Calabrese

Josquin surely belongs in the pantheon of history’s most important composers.

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Promo Video • Upcoming FSSP Ordinations
2017 May 24 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Seven men will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the FSSP in North America on 26 May 2017.

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Once upon a time, Catholic composers were trained from birth in a special art of musical composition…

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An Unpleasant Task
2017 May 23 by Lucas Tappan

I realize it is hard, but perhaps this is the balance we are called to live—truth in charity.

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Antiphon Journal Expands Its Archives
2017 May 21 by Fr. David Friel

Recent issues now available for preview through Project MUSE.

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New Compositions Worthy Of Your Attention
2017 May 19 by Guest Author

A new Mass by Michael Duryea and two short works by Thomas J. Mosser.

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Women Who Wear The Mantilla In Church
2017 May 19 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“At times, it’s hard because I feel as if I’m the only one in church wearing one.” —Crystalina Evert

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Archbishop Sheen on Liturgy & Plainchant Choirs
2017 May 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Sisters in pants distribute communion, while priests sit idle in the sanctuary. This ‘option’ results from a decay of the reverence for the Lord’s Presence.” —Fulton J. Sheen (1976)

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Precious few modern masterpieces exist…but this motet by Kevin Allen is one.

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Do you understand why I only apologize once—and not twice—for the Soprano line?

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Recruiting and Auditioning Choristers
2017 May 16 by Lucas Tappan

The audition itself is very straight forward and usually takes about 10 minutes, although I know within the first minute if I plan to accept the child into the choir.

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Two members talk about their new CD, “Requiem.”

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Podcast on Sacred Music
2017 May 14 by Fr. David Friel

An interview with the blog, “Seminarian Casual”

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Live recordings—music in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.

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Not only priests, church musicians are also called to be good shepherds after the example of Christ.

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May Is Dedicated To Mary
2017 May 11 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“Prior to the singing of each hymn, a brief background of its history and significance in Catholic devotional life will be presented by Peter Meggison.”

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“…He shall not speak of Himself; but what things soever He shall hear, He shall speak…”

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Why Do We Produce Rehearsal Videos?
2017 May 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

More than 600 people showed up last week for Santa Barbara’s first Latin Mass in fifty years.

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