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Unfortunately my avocation of church musician doesn’t allow me to sidestep the Latin vs. vernacular issue any more than a house painter is able to avoid paint.


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Thoughts on Benedict
2017 June 04 by Fr. David Friel

St. Benedict, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and “Ars Celebrandi”


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Musical Resources • Pentecost Sunday
2017 June 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Light most blessèd, shine on the hearts of Your faithful—even into their darkest corners…”


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In the words of Kurt Cobain, “Here we are now, entertain us.” Sometimes, our jobs can feel this way. But church musicians have responsibilities that are anything but entertainment.


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Psalm Tones Beyond A Doubt
2017 May 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

You will want to download this PDF.


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A new article on the Sequences of the Roman Rite in the “Adoremus Bulletin”


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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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