“Kyrie VIII” Organ Accompaniment by Flor Peeters

2016 October 30

…with the Solesmes markings.

The “Cantiones Sacrae” of William Byrd & Thomas Tallis

2016 October 30

Why was this 1575 collection a financial failure?

Musical Resources • Feast of Christ the King

2016 October 30

“Ask of Me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance…”

Christus Vincit - Laudes Regiae

2016 October 29

The flexible and stirring chant that is almost a war cry. Two versions to download.

What you didn't realize about World Youth Day…

2016 October 28

Guest article by the co-director of music for the English liturgies at WYD 2016.

PDF Download • “Mass of the Alabaster Jar” (2016)

2016 October 27

These settings were written to be easily played by pianists and organists of an intermediate skill level.

New Sacred Music Magazine — “Altare Dei”

2016 October 27

Announcing the first issue of a brand new publication focusing on liturgy and sacred music.

New Document on Christian Burial and Cremation

2016 October 27

The CDF released a Instruction on Christian Burial and Cremation yesterday.

I Say: “Good for Marty Haugen”

2016 October 26

He has been on top of the Roman Catholic world of liturgical music for decades.

Music for the Year of Mercy

2016 October 25

Puccini's music allows us to glimpse the love of a Father, Who doesn't merely sit on the 50 yard line waiting to see which side of the eternal line we die on…

PDF Download • Rare Hymnal by Organist at the Birmingham Oratory (1913)

2016 October 24

Download all 572 pages—thanks to Peter Meggison!

“Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.”

2016 October 24

Living in Los Angeles—what I miss most.

Musical Resources • 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

2016 October 23

“Remit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the sins of Thy people…”

Compline Online with Chant Notation

2016 October 22

A handy online copy of Compline according to the 1962 liturgical books dynamically adapting to the day of the week, feast or feria and looks great on small screen mobile devices.

Memorial of Pope Saint John Paul II

2016 October 21

Two FREE resources honoring Pope Saint John Paul II

Dr. Jennifer Donelson Conducting Seminarians

2016 October 20

Kevin Allen's beautiful “Domine, Non Sum Dignus” has also been sung for Vatican Masses.

Watershed: Established Ten Years Ago Today!

2016 October 19

What keeps us going is our wonderful readers, whose kindness and witness inspire us.

Palestrina • Jaw-Dropping “Kyrie” based on a Hymn

2016 October 18

Two generous young ladies, currently in high school, helped me record this gorgeous Kyrie.

Music and the Formation of Our Youth

2016 October 18

“While it is true that children can make beautiful music, it is more important that music can make beautiful children…”

“The Organist At Sung Mass” —Fr. Adrian Fortescue

2016 October 17

Thoughts on “the hidden struggles” of a choirmaster.

Complete Palestrina Edition • Now Online!

2016 October 14

His Mass settings alone require 2,349 pages!

The Unhealthy Liturgical Obsession with Self

2016 October 14

It is not found in the Roman Rite. It is not there in the scriptures. We are in fact inserting such self-obsession.

The New Feature on the Organ of King's College

2016 October 13

Check out this newest feature on the restored organ in the Chapel of King's College!

Wonderful Things are Happening in Detroit!

2016 October 11

Even more exciting were two developments I learned of while in Detroit.

Choirmaster’s Life: “A Life of Sacrifice”

2016 October 10

Due to human nature, I believe most of us won't reach our potential—unless we're forced to do so!

Vocation Directors Immersed in Chant—Immersed in Prayer

2016 October 07

This isn't about chant. This isn’t about a style of music. It is about the urgency we face with vocations.

Musical Resources • 21st Sunday after Pentecost

2016 October 07

“All things are in Thy will, O Lord, and there is none that can resist Thy will…”

I Got Caught!

2016 October 07

I hardly ever watch internet videos, but this one I could not resist.

St. Francis and Sacred Music

2016 October 06

St. Francis of Assisi is not a “liturgical hippie.” He is a lover of the Roman liturgy and might have sung polyphony...

What Should A Church Look Like?

2016 October 04

I have no idea which cathedral this is, but architects should take note!

Cardinal Sarah’s Missing Paragraph…

2016 October 03

This article includes live recordings from a conference (“Society for Catholic Liturgy”) in Los Angeles.

New Collection of Propers from GIA

2016 October 02

The growing market for Mass propers is a sign of promise.