New Microphone
2017 January 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Please let me know your thoughts in the FB combox…

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God or Nothing
2017 January 03 by Lucas Tappan

I think we can slay the current and popular belief that by making the liturgy, and by extension liturgical music, “relevant” to people we will somehow bring them back to God.

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New! • Easy Choral Extension Mass (Ordinary Form)
2017 January 03 by Guest Author

How to make polyphony work for your Ordinary Form Choir.

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The Hallowed Name
2017 January 03 by Fr. David Friel

To Use or Not to Use?

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“Table Altar” vs. “High Altar” (Novus Ordo)
2017 January 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

It’s incorrect to say new Churches must be constructed with table altars.

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A Majestic Christmas Hymn That Isn't Difficult
2017 January 01 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Here lies He in the manger, alleluia, Who reigns without end, alleluia, alleluia.”

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New Details on Dunwoodie Chant Conference
2017 January 01 by Fr. David Friel

“Gregorian Chant in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education” — March 10 & 11, 2017

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Brave Schola Director Posts “Live” Recording…
2016 December 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

A snippet caught by a generous alto at Candle-lit Mass in Hollywood.

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“Meek,” “mild,” “humble,” and “lowly” are mistaken for submission and weakness. Only a person of great strength could possess such qualities.

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The longest 54 seconds in a Missa Cantata
2016 December 30 by Veronica Brandt

Directing music for a Sung Mass can be terrifying. Here’s a tip to help you avoid one trap.

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A Christmas Carol
2016 December 27 by Lucas Tappan

Keep the flame of the true Christmas spirit burning brightly and carol to your heart’s content.

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“The Journey of the Magi”
2016 December 26 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Originally, the star was shown above the tiled roof of the stable.

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Proof Good People Still Exist
2016 December 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

Several singers shown here helped record the Watershed polyphonic rehearsal videos.

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I forgot something important…

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“Christmas is thus the feast of the loving humility of God….” — Pope Francis

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Epiphany Proclamation 2017
2016 December 22 by Veronica Brandt

“It is solemnly made known, dearest brethren that, just as we—through the bounteous mercy of God—have rejoiced in the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ…”

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Opening Our Hearts At Christmas
2016 December 22 by Guest Author

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is…

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60 Minutes • “The Pope's Choir” (Sistine Chapel)
2016 December 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

This video sharply condemns the choir’s previous director…a dangerous game.

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Shortest “Kyrie” Palestrina Ever Wrote
2016 December 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

Especially suited for the Ordinary Form—and did you spot the invertible counterpoint?

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Appropriate Music for the Sacred Liturgy
2016 December 20 by Lucas Tappan

It’s hard to implement a program of truly sacred music, focused on the Lord, when so many of our Masses and other services are celebrated as if God were a side note…

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