Square Notes: The Sacred Music Podcast
2019 March 10 by Fr. David Friel

Dedicated to exploring the teaching and vision of the Church on the topic of liturgical music

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Every Church Musician Deserves Music Lessons
2019 March 09 by Veronica Brandt

In which Veronica describes some unexpected benefits of taking up music lessons.

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Fascinating debate recorded 22 April 1980.

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“Lacuna” • An Actual One—Not A Fake One
2019 March 04 by Jeff Ostrowski

Read these entries—and then tell me your head isn’t spinning!

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Today marks the feast of Mother Katharine Drexel, whom the Holy Father challenged to become a missionary.

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God of Mercy and Compassion
2019 March 02 by Veronica Brandt

Two hymns with the same opening line, but very different content. A mystery rewrite symptomatic of an avoidance of personal contrition.

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PDF • “Additional Versions of the Credo” (1934)
2019 February 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

This morning, fascinating versions of the Credo arrived in my inbox—versions I had never seen!

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Strive for Greatness!
2019 February 27 by Lucas Tappan

Stop trying to make everything easy, and therefore unimportant.

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New Resource! • Chant Videos for Treble Voices
2019 February 23 by Fr. David Friel

A new website seeks to record the full Gregorian propers each week using a treble voice.

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"Woman of No Distinction" World Premiere
2019 February 22 by Richard J. Clark

What makes this work unique is its perspective: written entirely from the point of view of the Samaritan woman.

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When You Go To Mass … Be This Guy!
2019 February 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

Bringing a falcon to Mass never crossed my mind…

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An Outrageous “Paradox” I Cannot Accept
2019 February 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’m not someone who believes everything was perfect before Vatican II—but calling the EF “worldly” compared to the OF is just silly.

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Sacred Architecture and Brexit
2019 February 17 by Fr. David Friel

A connecting link in the form of Gothic cathedrals

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Update! • Accompaniments for the Brébeuf Hymnal
2019 February 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Oh, if only…if only you knew what’s going on behind the scenes!

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The Cantor and Congregational Singing
2019 February 12 by Lucas Tappan

I wonder if we haven’t lost sight of the cantor’s original purpose of fostering congregational singing…

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Breaking! • Father Edwin C. Dwyer Development?
2019 February 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

Did Bishop A. Hurley have a change of heart?

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“Your Choirmaster” • What Nobody Realizes
2019 February 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do you see the part where it specifically asks for humiliation?

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Fourth-Century Advice for Choir Directors
2019 February 02 by Fr. David Friel

A passage from Nicetas of Remesiana remains eminently applicable today.

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When Hymn Names Don’t Match
2019 January 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

I submit to you that calling the same tune by multiple names in the same hymnal is unacceptable.

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Formed in Beauty Lectures
2019 January 27 by Fr. David Friel

Videos have been posted from the 2017 & 2018 conferences of the Catholic Art Guild

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