Psalm Tones Beyond A Doubt

2017 May 30

You will want to download this PDF.

The Sequences as Popular Works of Liturgical Creativity

2017 May 28

A new article on the Sequences of the Roman Rite in the “Adoremus Bulletin”

Pastorally Imperative: They are all we have.

2017 May 26

To sing in prayer and with joy is pastorally imperative for they are all we have.

Horrible Hymn Rhymes

2017 May 25

“Anyone who sought thee, or made to thee his moan…”

Josquin Desprez • A Marian Masterpiece

2017 May 25

Josquin surely belongs in the pantheon of history's most important composers.

Promo Video • Upcoming FSSP Ordinations

2017 May 24

Seven men will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the FSSP in North America on 26 May 2017.

Rehearsal Videos • “Sanctus & Hosanna” (Guerrero)

2017 May 23

Once upon a time, Catholic composers were trained from birth in a special art of musical composition…

An Unpleasant Task

2017 May 23

I realize it is hard, but perhaps this is the balance we are called to live—truth in charity.

Antiphon Journal Expands Its Archives

2017 May 21

Recent issues now available for preview through Project MUSE.

New Compositions Worthy Of Your Attention

2017 May 19

A new Mass by Michael Duryea and two short works by Thomas J. Mosser.

Women Who Wear The Mantilla In Church

2017 May 19

“At times, it’s hard because I feel as if I’m the only one in church wearing one.” —Crystalina Evert

Archbishop Sheen on Liturgy & Plainchant Choirs

2017 May 18

“Sisters in pants distribute communion, while priests sit idle in the sanctuary. This ‘option’ results from a decay of the reverence for the Lord’s Presence.” —Fulton J. Sheen (1976)

Rehearsal Videos • “Ave Sacer Christi Sanguis”

2017 May 17

Precious few modern masterpieces exist…but this motet by Kevin Allen is one.

Rehearsal Videos • Guerrero “Agnus Dei” (SSATB)

2017 May 17

Do you understand why I only apologize once—and not twice—for the Soprano line?

Recruiting and Auditioning Choristers

2017 May 16

The audition itself is very straight forward and usually takes about 10 minutes, although I know within the first minute if I plan to accept the child into the choir.

EWTN Video • Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

2017 May 16

Two members talk about their new CD, “Requiem.”

Podcast on Sacred Music

2017 May 14

An interview with the blog, “Seminarian Casual”

Ten “Ave Maria” Settings from Different Lands

2017 May 12

Live recordings—music in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.

Church Musicians are called to be Good Shepherds

2017 May 11

Not only priests, church musicians are also called to be good shepherds after the example of Christ.

May Is Dedicated To Mary

2017 May 11

“Prior to the singing of each hymn, a brief background of its history and significance in Catholic devotional life will be presented by Peter Meggison.” Choir Communiqué • 10 May 2017

2017 May 10

Superior General visits from Switzerland THIS COMING SUNDAY!

Musical Resources • 4th Sunday after Easter (1962)

2017 May 10

“…He shall not speak of Himself; but what things soever He shall hear, He shall speak…”

Guerrero's Gloria from “Missa Iste Sanctus”

2017 May 09

Why Do We Produce Rehearsal Videos? And what made more than 600 people show up for Santa Barbara's first Latin Mass in fifty years?

Fota X Conference (and other Summer Opportunities)

2017 May 07

Summer 2017 looks to be a blockbuster period for sacred music activity.

Fulton J. Sheen • World's Most Progressive Bishop?

2017 May 04

Sheen replied: “Mr. President, I'm not the least bit impressed with your source.”

Why the Pipe Organ?

2017 May 04

Why is the pipe organ to be held in high esteem?

Kids Are Colorblind But Adults Are Not

2017 May 03

Adults with an agenda teach children their own biases.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

2017 May 02

If the Holy Mass really is the unbloody sacrifice of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, then the music we use will be radically affected.