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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)
Emporium Kevin Allen • Official Site
published 15 August 2013 by Kevin Allen

265 Kevin Allen Composer EVIN ALLEN has been highly regarded as a composer of opera, chamber and orchestral music. He has also developed a unique reputation as a composer of church music for the Roman Rite.

MR. ALLEN’S WORKS, sacred and secular, have been performed in churches and concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. Based in Chicago, he is the founding director of the Collins Consort, American Composer’s Project, and Schola Immaculata. Mr. Allen is also the choirmaster of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago.

New Release!   •   MATRI DIVINAE GRATIAE for SAB

+  MISSA PRO DEFUNCTIS QUINQUE VOCUM • “Mass for the Dead” for SSATB chorus, a cappella • 55-page book

+  MISSA REX GENITOR • Mass for three equal voices • 25-page book • 34 practice videos by Matthew J. Curtis

+  CANTIONES SACRAE SIMPLICES • Twelve simple SATB motets • 84-page book • includes optional Psalms in Latin & English • more than 150 free practice videos by Matthew J. Curtis • Foreword by Dr. William Mahrt

+  I SING OF A MAIDENDVD & CD • Festival Concert of Marian Choral and Organ Music • Conducted by Kevin Allen on 6 May 2011

+  CANTIONES SACRAE II • Fifteen SATB motets • 55-page book • includes the famous “Tantum Ergo” which opens Sacred, Beautiful, & Universal • 15 free practice videos by Matthew J. Curtis

+  MISSA REX SPLENDENS • Mass for SA chorus, chant schola, & organ • 30-page book • based on Gregorian Chant Mass VII in the Kyriale

+  I SING OF A MAIDENSATB & organ • 8 pages long

+  MOTECTA TRIUM VOCUM • Twelve motets for three equal voices • 64-page book • includes optional Psalms in Latin & English • more than 56 free practice videos by Matthew J. Curtis