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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.
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That the Mass is the central feature of the Catholic religion hardly needs to be said. During the Reformation (and always) the Mass has been the test. The word of the Reformers—“It is the Mass that matters”—was true. The long persecution of Catholics in England took the practical form of laws chiefly against saying Mass; for centuries the occupant of the English throne was obliged to manifest his Protestantism, not by a general denial of the whole system of Catholic dogma, but by a formal repudiation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation and of the Mass.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Upgrading to a Missa Cantata for Singers
published 23 March 2019 by Veronica Brandt

XPLAINING PLANS BY EMAIL can be bewildering for both parties. You miss all the non-verbal cues that might give clues to exactly what information is missing, or what incorrect assumptions have been made. There’s terminology that might be technically correct and clear to one person, but completely new to the other.

In this video I take a Plan of the Mass designed for a Low Mass and then annotate it to show how a Sung Mass expands on that. The intended audience is familiar with a Low Mass, but quite new to a Sung Mass.