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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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A hymn verse need not be a complete sentence, but it must have completed sense as a recognisable part of the complete sentence, and at each major pause there would be at least a “sense-pause.” Saint Ambrose and the early writers and centonists always kept to this rule. This indicates one of the differences between a poem and a hymn, and by this standard most of the modern hymns and the revisions of old hymns in the Breviary stand condemned.
— Fr. Joseph Connelly
Cantiones Sacrae Simplices • Video
published 15 August 2013 by Kevin Allen


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