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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI
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