“Adoro te devote” (SATB) • Rehearsal Videos

2017 March 31

…with English translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.

Reconstructed 16th-Century Mass

2017 March 30

An interesting project to reconstruct a 16th century Mass as Henry VIII would have heard it.

Commercial Pop Culture + Church Music?

2017 March 29

This brief video—filmed at an Episcopal church in 2013—may offend you.

Why I Never Repeat Pieces With My Choir

2017 March 29

“Sometimes when you are confusing, you are mistaken for being learned.” —Fulton J. Sheen

“The World” • What is the world?

2017 March 29

Golden Jubilee Homily by Bishop René H. Gracida.

Palestrina and the Perfecting of the Medieval Ideal of Music as Rational • (Part 1 of 3)

2017 March 28

The polyphonic imitative style of the Renaissance is a reflection of the rational mind and the music of heaven.

The Fully Sung Mass

2017 March 28

if St. Augustine was right and "singing belongs to the one who loves," then it behooves us to once again learn to love and thereby take up the Church's eternal hymn of praise.

Professional Video • Real, Live, Irish Monks!

2017 March 28

Silverstream Priory is a house of monks living under the Rule of Saint Benedict.

World’s Easiest Organ Processional (PDF)

2017 March 27

I have a confession to make: I can't stand hearing wrong notes.

The Joy of Penance

2017 March 25

The celebration of Laetare Sunday reveals a deeper truth.

New Music in Honor of Óscar Romero • E. Ethelbert Miller & Richard J. Clark

2017 March 24

Pope Francis decreed Romero was martyred "in odium fidei" (“in hatred of the faith”). He was beatified in El Salvador on May 23, 2015.

Easter Hymn • Contemporary (SATB)

2017 March 21

Pardon my squeaky Soprano notes, but I wanted to demonstrate how it sounds.

Musical Resources • 4th Sunday of Lent (“Laetare”)

2017 March 21

“Grant, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that we may treat with unfeigned veneration…Thy holy rites which we constantly celebrate.”

PDF Download • Booklet for St. Joseph (19 March)

2017 March 20

The absolute best method for choosing starting pitches…

What to Do with the “Fourth Option”

2017 March 19

A new Adoremus article explores how best to overthrow the tyranny of “alius cantus congruus.”

Musical Resources • 3rd Sunday of Lent

2017 March 18

“When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things which he possesseth are in peace…”

Quote Video • “Legislation on Sacred Music”

2017 March 17

A thought-provoking production by “Six Candle Studios.”

Not “What” but “Why” is Fascinating

2017 March 17

Some people are put off...Some are bored to tears. I am fascinated. Why?

Do we need hymns, when we already have Psalms?

2017 March 15

The Psalter, as Esolen notes, is the prayer book of the Church and the Psalms constitute the "foundational poems of Christian praise."

Dunwoodie Chant Conference • Review of a Successful Event

2017 March 15

I was renewed in spirit for a future filled with hope for liturgical music.

How Low Can You Sing?

2017 March 14

I can't even hear these pitches—can you?

Fighting With Choir Members?

2017 March 14

“On Holy Saturday in 1545—while the pope and several cardinals were present—two of the oldest choir members flew at each other during the blessing of the new oils, shouting in a loud voice…”

A CD from on High for Benedictines in Tasmania

2017 March 11

A new CD you don't have yet full of beautiful music raising funds for bringing more beautiful music to Tasmania.

Pope Francis, Sacred Music, and the Biggest Stage

2017 March 10

Such musical exhortations are not new, but the tone and visibility are.

GoFundMe Campaign • Needing Scholarships!

2017 March 10

Sacred Music: “Curse the darkness…or light a candle?”

Musical Resources • 2nd Sunday of Lent

2017 March 10

“O God, Who seest how we are destitute of all strength…”

Revisiting Musicam Sacram

2017 March 08

Fifty Years Later – Strengths, Weaknesses, and Progressive Solemnity

Let Everything That Hath Breath Praise the Lord!

2017 March 07

Point us once again to God Who is Beauty Itself!

Vatican II • What You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

2017 March 07

Fr. Christopher Smith has created a 7-part series on Vatican II.

PDF Download • “Antiphonale Romanum” (1949)

2017 March 06

Yesterday, I used the text on page 366 to create an SATB Hymn for Lent.

Is There Music in Heaven?

2017 March 05

The Sights and Sounds of St. John’s Apocalypse

Did You Forget This Fabulous Lenten Hymn?

2017 March 04

The psalm verses are optional—making this piece as long or short as you desire.

Pope Francis on musical quality: “mediocrity, superficiality, and banality”

2017 March 04

“Sometimes a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality have prevailed, to the detriment of the beauty and intensity of liturgical celebrations.”

O Crux Ave, partial recording

2017 March 04

A stepping stone towards singing this motet with a small choir - a recording for the middle voice of Fr Friel's 3 part motet.

Choirmasters, Your Job Is Hard Beyond A Doubt

2017 March 03

What does sacred music have to do with the O. J. Simpson murder trial?