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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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Have you heard of St Clelia?
published 5 December 2015 by Veronica Brandt

St Clelia Barbieri HE TRIALS OF THIS WORLD are hardly to be compared with the joys to come – including the joy of singing with the Saints!

Reading Andrew’s post on St John Paul II’s singing voice reminded me of a recent saint whose voice joins in with her sisters in singing the Divine Office around the world. You can read about St Clelia Barbieri here with a focus on the miraculous.

There is also a fantastic sermon on St Clelia and appreciating the liturgy accompanied by helpful photos below. You might recognise the voice from Audio Sancto.