Sheen replied: “Mr. President, I’m not the least bit impressed with your source.”

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Why the Pipe Organ?
2017 May 04 by Andrew Leung

Why is the pipe organ to be held in high esteem?

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Kids Are Colorblind But Adults Are Not
2017 May 03 by Dr. Alfred Calabrese

Adults with an agenda teach children their own biases.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
2017 May 02 by Lucas Tappan

If the Holy Mass really is the unbloody sacrifice of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, then the music we use will be radically affected.

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This is the sort of setting that could only have derived from faith and grown out of the experience of praying these words repeatedly and fervently.

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Justice Antonin Scalia on Church Music
2017 April 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

“I would go there Sunday morning and sing Palestrina, William Byrd, Mozart…this magnificent choral music.”

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Sing everyday! Regina Caeli!
2017 April 29 by Veronica Brandt

Singing isn’t just a Sunday thing – if you want to sing well, then it’s good to sing everyday! Bring this ancient antiphon into your life and see how it goes.

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The Older I Get…
2017 April 28 by Richard J. Clark

The older I get, the more I spend on these. If not, what good am I to the prayer of the people?

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Is This Any Way to Pray at Mass?
2017 April 27 by Dr. Alfred Calabrese

My daughter freaked out when I told her this.

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2nd Macau International Choir Festival
2017 April 27 by Andrew Leung

Register before August 20 to participate in the 2nd Macau International Choir Festival

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Take 2 Voice Lessons and Call Me in the Morning
2017 April 26 by Lucas Tappan

I watched in fascination as one of the tenors strained to reach notes obviously out of his range. I had never heard the chest voice forced so high in the male register.

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There’s something remarkable about instances where the people involved don’t realize a recording is being made.

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PDF Download • “Compline for Sunday”
2017 April 23 by Jeff Ostrowski

My ignorance vis–à–vis the 1962 Breviary will astound you…

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When I first attended the Traditional Mass, I hated it.

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The Dedication of a Church is a rare event in anyone’s lifetime.

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Musical Resources • “Quasimodo Sunday”
2017 April 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”

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Patterns in the Easter Sequence
2017 April 20 by Veronica Brandt

I had a go at finding the structure of the melody…

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Here we see the result of so much hard work, one of the great Cathedral Choirs of the world!

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The polyphonic imitative style of the Renaissance is a refection of the rational mind and the music of heaven.

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PDF Download • Last Minute Holy Saturday File
2017 April 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The use of Psalm 150 is a change from the experimental Easter Vigil (1951-1955) in which Psalm 116 was used for Lauds.” —Msgr. McManus

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