Photos • Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference

2017 January 31

After Mass, a presentation was delivered by the Executive Director of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship.

Mind-Blowing SATB Canon

2017 January 30

“Laudate Dominum” by William Croft (†1727) is a miracle.

In Defense of the Organ Postlude

2017 January 30

Newly-published reflections from Professor Kwasniewski.

Conference Updates

2017 January 29

Dunwoodie Chant Conference & Sacra Liturgia Milano

PDF Download • “Sing the Angelus” (Plainchant)

2017 January 26

Can you think of a better way to begin your choir rehearsals?

Chorister Pitfalls

2017 January 24

A misguided belief states that the quality of our liturgical music should be sacrificed on the altar of good intentions.

Musical Resources • 4th Sunday after Epiphany

2017 January 24

“But the men wondered, saying, What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey Him?”

More From The New Microphone

2017 January 23

This Introit is repeated many times, depending on how many Sundays occur after Epiphany.

Motet for Three Voices: “O Crux Ave”

2017 January 22

This piece is ideal for use as a motet during the veneration of the Holy Cross at the Good Friday liturgy.

Organ Harmonies for Catholic Chants (2,279 pages)

2017 January 20

Spiral-bound reprints of Gregorian accompaniments created during WWII.

Communion Antiphons for Lent & Easter • NEW • World Library Publications

2017 January 20

This is perhaps my favorite collection to date.

Debriefing "Silence"

2017 January 19

Thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s Latest Film

PDF • “The Book of Ceremonies” (629 pages)

2017 January 17

By Rev. Laurence J. O'Connell, and *published in English* in 1943.

Courageous Schola Director Posts “Live” Recording

2017 January 16

Our choir is 100% volunteers—and many don't read music.

Nine Rubrics for Mass in the Extraordinary Form

2017 January 16

These rubrics are official; so when does your church begin the Introit?

Cosmic Harmony

2017 January 15

Thoughts from Saint Athanasius

Ratzinger talks “Ad Orientem” (2003)

2017 January 14

Cardinal Ratzinger's English is *fantastic* (as this video shows).

Forget the First Note, give me the Do

2017 January 14

A tip for sight-reading chant - start with a Do La Fa to anchor your ear and find the starting note from the tonic.

Nuptial Blessings • Practice Videos • Order of Celebrating Matrimony

2017 January 13

Fr. Gaspar eloquently emphasis key words and phrases, underscoring the beauty of the sacrament.

Fr. Magiera Reviews The Campion Hymnal

2017 January 12

“These renderings are accompanied by beautiful photos so even the novice should be able to follow the Mass rather easily.”

The Role of Catholic Church Choir

2017 January 12

Keep God as the center of the choir and direct our music towards Him.

Practice Tracks • Ainslie’s “English Proper Chants”

2017 January 11

Want a reliable and accessible way to learn the John Ainslie “English Proper Chants” for your parish choir? Subscribe for *free* weekly practice videos!

Musical Resources • 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

2017 January 10

“May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin…”

When to Teach Children to Sight-Read Plainsong

2017 January 10

Children can and should be taught Gregorian chant by hearing and repeating—but this binds them to singing only what they have memorized.

“Ten Commandments” • for the Choirmaster

2017 January 09

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Recording of Announcement of Easter and Movable Feasts • 2017

2017 January 06

A very helpful recording for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.

PDF Download • Epiphany Booklet (

2017 January 06

To match the ancient acrostic, Erasmus changed the first line to “Herodis Hostes.”

Best Mystery Movie Of All Time!

2017 January 05

Every so often, we stumble across true excellence. Here's a prime example.

PDF Download • “Missa de Angelis” (Fr. Castro)

2017 January 05

Fr. Áureo Castro's setting alternates the chant melody and the choral parts.

Musical Resources • Holy Family (EF)

2017 January 03

Communion anthem: “Jesus went down with them, and came to Nazareth and was subject to them.”

Major Problems with “Holy Family” Feast

2017 January 03

This feast has been moved *four times* since it was created in 1893…but that's not my problem.

New Microphone

2017 January 03

Please let me know your thoughts in the FB combox…

God or Nothing

2017 January 03

I think we can slay the current and popular belief that by making the liturgy, and by extension liturgical music, "relevant" to people we will somehow bring them back to God.

New! • Easy Choral Extension Mass (Ordinary Form)

2017 January 03

How to make polyphony work for your Ordinary Form Choir.

The Hallowed Name

2017 January 03

To Use or Not to Use?

“Table Altar” vs. “High Altar” (Novus Ordo)

2017 January 02

It's incorrect to say new Churches must be constructed with table altars.

A Majestic Christmas Hymn That Isn't Difficult

2017 January 01

“Here lies He in the manger, alleluia, Who reigns without end, alleluia, alleluia.”

New Details on Dunwoodie Chant Conference

2017 January 01

“Gregorian Chant in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education” — March 10 & 11, 2017