About this blogger:
Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and six children.
Connect on Facebook:
Connect on Twitter:
“Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim, not repeated here in the West after centuries, made once only long ago in Palestine, yet part of the sacrifice offered throughout the world each morning. All Masses are one sacrifice, including the death of the cross, continuing through all time the act of offering then begun … Every time we hear Mass we look across that gulf of time, we are again before the cross, with his mother and St. John; we offer still that victim then slain, present here under the forms of bread and wine.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

Oreste Ravanello's Easy Pieces for Organ
published 13 April 2019 by Veronica Brandt

Pipe organ pipes VID READERS may already be familiar with Oreste Ravanellos’ marvellous Three Part Motets. These pieces are great for a small choir, or for a gentle introduction to more complex pieces.

But Ravanello did not only help choirs getting started. He also published booklets of easy organ music for use at Mass and Benediction. Manuals only, no pedals required.

    * *  Sei Pezzetti Facili – Interludio, my favorite the Preludio a Canone, Offertorio, Elevazione, Pastorale and Finale.

    * *  Sei Pezzetti Facili, Opus 67. – Preludio, Pensiero religioso, Elegia, Interludio, Salve Regina and O Radix Jesse.

Sei Pezzetti Facili translates as Six Easy Little Pieces.

For a much bigger and largely easier collection of organ music, there’s another Italian from a few centuries earlier, Giovanni Battista Fasolo: A Collection of Organ Music from 1645.