“Te Deum” • Printable 4-Page Sheet

2017 December 31

…with English Translation by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Charles E. Spence.

“Veni Creator Spiritus” • with Fortescue’s English Translation

2017 December 31

A plenary indulgence can be gained by singing the “Veni Creator Spiritus” publicly on New Year's Day.

USCCB Assesses Impact of “Magnum Principium”

2017 December 31

Seven Observations on Liturgical Translation and the Recent Motu Proprio

GABC Propers Tool Revisited

2017 December 30

A major shortcut to preparing Gregorian chant propers and ordinaries.

Of the Father's Love Begotten...

2017 December 27

Some day I wouldn't mind cooking up a good ol' fashioned Christmas Ball, but 'til then have to content myself with adding a few pounds (or more than a few) in honor of our Lord's birth.

Your Christmas Present!

2017 December 24

We met our fundraising goal, so you get these items!

Midnight Mass (4th Sunday of December)

2017 December 24

“O God, Who hath brightened this most holy night with the shining of the true light…”

Lux Fulgebit: Mass at Dawn of Christmas Day

2017 December 24

New recording by the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary’s Church in Norwalk, CT

Epiphany Proclamation 2018

2017 December 23

Fifteen years typing up the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts!

Cardinal Sarah to celebrate TLM on 21 May 2018

2017 December 22

If this is accurate, it's marvelous news.

Xmas Image • Print for Children to Color

2017 December 21

Courtesy of John Sonnen.

The Marvels of Choral Singing

2017 December 21

A reflection and meditation on choral singing.

Can You Say “Theft” ?

2017 December 20

Unless I am mistaken, John David Chambers stole Neale's rhymes without attribution.

Six Videos • Gregorian Chant (2017)

2017 December 19

…produced in association with Saint John the Beloved (McLean, Virginia)

“Death” • By John Henry Cardinal Newman

2017 December 19

No man can deliver his brother, no make agreement unto God for him.

PDF Download • Kyrie “O Magnum Mysterium”

2017 December 18

This morning, I recorded the voice parts—but please pardon my screechy soprano notes!

How Should Renaissance Music Be Sung?

2017 December 17

Hermann Finck (d. 1558) wrote about choral sound and performance in 1556.

Gray Book for Baptism of Children Approved

2017 December 17

How will the “confirmatio” and “regonitio” processes unfold in light of “Magnum principium”?

Not That Gaudete

2017 December 16

A simple misunderstanding that arises with new choir members who are aware of the Christmas Carol called Gaudete and that the Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday.

Discouragement and Hope

2017 December 15

Despite such a bleak picture, so many musicians remain faithful and loyal servants of the Church. This is hope.

3rd Sunday of Advent (3rd of December)

2017 December 14

John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water; but there hath stood one in the midst of you, Whom you know not…”

Video • A Chinese Offertory Hymn

2017 December 14

My new choir singing a Chinese offertory hymn...

PDF Download • “Rorate Mass” (13 pages) —Dec 2017

2017 December 13

“Let us not be cast into the darkness to burn in flames, but may we share the joy of heaven, seeing the face of God.”

Latin Mass Youth Choir…in Las Vegas!

2017 December 12

“I am a firm believer that anyone can learn to sing, even tiny children.” —Andrea Leal

Advent Piece for 2 Voices

2017 December 11

Multi-Track recording created by a high school sophomore.

Knowledge of the Infant Lord

2017 December 10

Sheer Grace

Online Advent Calendars 2017

2017 December 09

What do you use to countdown to Christmas?

PDF Download • Immac. Conception Booklet

2017 December 08

“He whom the whole world cannot contain was enclosed in thy womb…”

“Creator Alme Siderum” (Guerrero)

2017 December 07

The famous plainsong tune can be played on a Woofer Guitar.

Quickest Psalm Tone Ever Created

2017 December 06

A nicely done Psalm Tone is preferred to a poorly sung authentic version.

Holy Purity & Anger

2017 December 06

Our seminarians and priests taught us about “captivity of the eyes.”

Rorate Caeli • “Very Ancient Catholic Song”

2017 December 05

This Catholic hymnal was written by a priest named “Police.” (not kidding)

2nd Sunday of Advent (2nd of December)

2017 December 03

Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: “What went you out into the desert to see?”

Tantum Ergo Comically Misunderstood in Italian

2017 December 02

Tantum Ergo or Canta Merlo? A bit of fun with Italian and Latin.

360º Footage of Vespers • How cool is this?

2017 December 01

Fr. Valentine used to say: “If you don't blow your own horn, nobody else is going to blow it for you.”

I’ve made this an essential part of concert preparation.

2017 December 01

I’m embarrassed to say, I feel I have only discovered this necessity recently.