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Richard J. Clark has served since 1989 as Music Director and Organist at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. For the Archdiocese of Boston, he directed the Office of Divine Worship Saint Cecilia Schola. His compositions have been performed on four continents.
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“Oh, the happy choir director who is hired to start work on a brand new choir, or who walks into his first rehearsal a total stranger to the existing group—what a fortunate man he is! The new choir director who is a former member of the choir, or a member of the congregation, or the nephew of the alto soloist, or a former altar boy, or otherwise well acquainted with the choir, is in for a few headaches.”
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Recording of Announcement of Easter and Movable Feasts • 2017
published 6 January 2017 by Richard J. Clark

R. JONATHAN GASPAR of the Archdiocese of Boston has recorded the Epiphany Proclamation (2017) • The Announcement of Easter and Movable Feasts. While recorded with an iPhone, it is quite clear and should be very helpful for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.


Many thanks again to Ben Yanke for his engraving which you can download here.

*One note in both the recording and score: In the United States, the correct date of Corpus Christi is the 18th of June.

From the Ordo:

On Epiphany there is an ancient custom of announcing the dates of movable feasts for the coming year. This proclamation has been used with the blessing and distribution of calendars. This Epiphany Proclamation may take place after the reading of the Gospel, or within or after the homily. It may be solemnly sung by the deacon, the presider, or cantor from the ambo. See the Roman Missal, Appendix I: The Announcement of Easter and the Movable Feasts.

For the Extraordinary Form, Veronica Brandt posts the Epiphany Proclamation here.