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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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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)

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Te Deum Laudámus
published 31 December 2015 by Andrew Leung

APPY NEW YEAR! And Happy Solemnity! According to the tradition, a plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions, to those who chant or recite the Te Deum on New Year’s Eve. Here is a beautiful setting of Te Deum by Herbert Howells to start the year 2016.



I hope you enjoy the piece sung by the Schola Cantorum Franciscana, accompanied by Nicholas Will, under the direction of Dr. Paul Weber.