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Forget the First Note, give me the Do
2017 January 14 by Veronica Brandt

A tip for sight-reading chant – start with a Do La Fa to anchor your ear and find the starting note from the tonic.


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Fr. Gaspar eloquently emphasis key words and phrases, underscoring the beauty of the sacrament.


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Fr. Magiera Reviews The Campion Hymnal
2017 January 12 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“These renderings are accompanied by beautiful photos so even the novice should be able to follow the Mass rather easily.”


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The Role of Catholic Church Choir
2017 January 12 by Andrew Leung

Keep God as the center of the choir and direct our music towards Him.


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Practice Tracks • Ainslie’s “English Proper Chants”
2017 January 11 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Want a reliable and accessible way to learn the John Ainslie “English Proper Chants” for your parish choir? Subscribe for free weekly practice videos!


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Musical Resources • 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
2017 January 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

“May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin…”


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When to Teach Children to Sight-Read Plainsong
2017 January 10 by Lucas Tappan

Children can and should be taught Gregorian chant by hearing and repeating—but this binds them to singing only what they have memorized.


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“Ten Commandments” • for the Choirmaster
2017 January 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Truth is stranger than fiction.


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A very helpful recording for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.


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PDF Download • Epiphany Booklet (FSSP.la)
2017 January 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

To match the ancient acrostic, Erasmus changed the first line to “Herodis Hostes.”


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Best Mystery Movie Of All Time!
2017 January 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

Every so often, we stumble across true excellence. Here’s a prime example.


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Fr. Áureo Castro’s setting alternates the chant melody and the choral parts.


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Musical Resources • Holy Family (EF)
2017 January 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Communion anthem: “Jesus went down with them, and came to Nazareth and was subject to them.”


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Major Problems with “Holy Family” Feast
2017 January 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

This feast has been moved four times since it was created in 1893…but that’s not my problem.


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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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