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Father Charles Garnier, the Apostle to the Hurons and the Petuns, has left a memory of exceptional heroism. In the last moments of the agony that ended in his death, he tried with his waning energies to save the soul of another.
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“Victoria not only made his professional debut as church organist: he also continued active on the organ bench until the very eve of his death. Indeed, during his last seven years at Madrid (1604-1611) he occupied no other musical post but that of convent organist.”
— Dr. Robert Stevenson (1961)

Gospel Acclamations
published 18 October 2010 by Corpus Christi Watershed


Try: Garnier Alleluia Website, 2017

Great progress has been made on a brand new Watershed site, called St. Charles Garnier Gospel Acclamations. Some people call this site Garnier Alleluias, because ninety percent of the time, the Gospel Acclamation is an “Alleluia.” There is, however, no Alleluia during the holy season of Lent.

Here is a beautiful example of a Garnier Gospel Acclamation by one of our guest composers, Aristotle Esguerra:

St. Charles Garnier Gospel Acclamations already offers hundreds of examples like that one, in addition to Mp3’s, PDF’s, congregational JPG’s, and other media. All these are available for free and instant download, as part of Corpus Christi Watershed’s ministry.

Here is an example of a practice video for an Alleluia melody in honor of William Couture, who suffered for the Faith alongside St. Isaac Jogues and the other Jesuit Martyrs of North America. Note that the verse teaches cantors how to apply the tone:

If you have not already done so, please check out garnieralleluias.org.