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The Vatican Gradual cheered our hearts by restoring the authentic form of the hymns therein. But there are very few hymns in the Gradual. We looked forward to the continuation of the same work, where it was so much more needed, in the Vesperal, and then in the new Breviary. Alas, the movement, for the present, has stopped. The new Vesperal and then the Breviary contain Urban VIII’s versions. So at present we have the odd situation that in the Gradual the old form of the hymns is restored; but when the same hymn (for instance “Vexilia regis”) comes again in the Vesperal, we must sing the seventeenth-century mangling.
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)

“First Images” • Sacred Music Symposium 2019
published 3 July 2019 by Corpus Christi Watershed

HIS YEAR’S Sacred Music Symposium lived up to its reputation as the preëminent summer conference for musicians who take seriously their commitment to authentic Roman Catholic music. Over the next few months, numerous recordings will be released. Promotional materials were released in advance of this year’s conference. Participants came from all over the United States, and several other countries as well. This KYRIE, conducted by Dr. Alfred Calabrese (during the first Holy Mass of Fr. Luc Poirier, FSSP), was recorded live:

    * *  PDF Download • KYRIE (Palestrina)

We were sent several “raw stills” from Pacheco Films, which is producing a short film about the Sacred Music Symposium: