Expectations Exceeded at the Symposium!

2018 July 30

“If you occasionally share a habit of mine for getting stuck in one style, take new inspiration here!” —Miss Phoebe Wing

Remarkable Quote About Low Mass

2018 July 27

It's disturbing to realize that Mass was offered like this in some places.

Puzzle • “Now Thank We All Our God”

2018 July 26

Singular or Plural?

My Trip to Canada

2018 July 26

Beautiful churches and music in Canada...

1934 Footage • Gregorian Chant in Chicago

2018 July 25

They sure did sing with gusto in those days!

Hymns Chosen and Edited by the Duke of Norfolk

2018 July 23

“To the man of cultivated taste, they are displeasing—and in some cases even offensive…”

Brébeuf Hymnal • “Behind the Scenes”

2018 July 22

Creating a metrical translation like that, so very literal, is stupefyingly difficult.

A Model for Parish Revitalization (Ordinary Form)

2018 July 20

"Being Evangelical Catholics requires that we know the Gospel, believe the Gospel, live the Gospel, and share the Gospel with others—and this begins and ends for us in the sacred liturgy…"

PDF Canon • “Non Nobis Domine” (William Byrd)

2018 July 16

This Canon, attributed to William Byrd, was greatly admired by Beethoven and Mozart.

Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference 2018

2018 July 15

To be held 27–29 September 2018, the conference will focus on the legacy of Msgr. Romano Guardini.

Rehearsal videos • “Kyrie” by Josquin des Prez (d. 1521)

2018 July 11

Recorded by participants at the 2018 Symposium!

The Sung Canon

2018 July 11

Since the Canon cannot be recited "silently" in the Ordinary Form, I wonder if chanting it might be one answer to the lack of transcendence we often encounter within Mass.

What Happens When A Choirmaster Gets Sad?

2018 July 10

Our profession is not an easy one.

(Video) • Closing Mass of Symposium 2018

2018 July 09

…recorded on a device located at the very back of Church.

Flos Carmeli for a Carmelite Novena

2018 July 07

A printable copy of the beautiful Carmelite sequence with English translation alongside. Time to practise ready for the Feast Day on July 16!

Music Conference in Rome (September 2018)

2018 July 07

The Pontifical Council for Culture will host “Church and Composers, Words and Sounds.”

iPhone Clip • “Sight-Reading Hymns”

2018 July 05

Can you name this hymn melody?

Of Estate Sales, Prayers, and Mass Attendance

2018 July 04

I started to realize how little time we spend thinking about these things…

Impressions from Sacred Music Colloquium 2018

2018 July 03

I thought today I would share with readers some of my impressions of the wonderful events that took place.