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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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At the Council of Trent, the subject was raised whether it was correct to refer to the unconsecrated elements of bread and wine as “immaculata hostia” (spotless victim) and “calix salutaris” (chalice of salvation) in the offertory prayers. Likewise the legitimacy of the making the sign of the cross over the elements after the Eucharistic consecration was discussed.
— Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Cong. Orat.

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How to train your dragon and the Easter Vigil Alleluia
published 30 April 2016 by Veronica Brandt

How to train your dragon poster Y KIDS DO WATCH MOVIES. They have the amazing ability to watch the same movie over a few times with minimal boredom. I remember being able to do this myself, long ago, and memorising useless Disney dialogue and libretto.

Amazingly enough my son picked up a useful fragment of melody.

Back at the Easter Vigil, I was getting stuck on this fragment at the end of the Confitemini verse for the Alleuia before the Gospel.

I’ve colored it in to pick out the jumps I was having trouble with.

My son said it was easy, as the tune was similar to the theme music from How to Train Your Dragon:

He actually pointed this out last year, but I dismissed it, actually crossing out the notes on our copies of the music and skipping them. This year I was wondering who had been scribbling in our choir books until my ever helpful son reminded me. The tune came to me more easily so we sang the notes as written.

Have you found any other fragments like this?