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Kevin Allen has developed a unique reputation as a composer of church music for the Roman Rite, and currently serves as choirmaster for the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago.
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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli
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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.

+  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
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