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Leeds Cathedral and the Schools Singing Program
2018 October 25 by Lucas Tappan

In addition to great choir schools at our cathedrals, the Church needs grass roots programs like this throughout our parishes.

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The Problem with the Universal Prayer of the Church
2018 September 13 by Lucas Tappan

Young people today aren’t yearning for the ancient expressions of the Church’s liturgical life merely due to a distorted view of a supposedly golden former age…

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New Catholic Choral School…in Detroit!
2018 August 31 by Lucas Tappan

“Qui bene cantat bis orat!”

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We have all encountered these moments that sustain us along our pilgrim way and I assume the same could be said of all the Holy Martyrs.

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“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…”

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The Sung Canon
2018 July 11 by Lucas Tappan

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.

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Impressions from Sacred Music Colloquium 2018
2018 July 03 by Lucas Tappan

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

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The Beauty of Dance
2018 June 05 by Lucas Tappan

There shall surely be dancing in Heaven.

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Too Much Emphasis On Liturgy? • A Response
2018 May 15 by Lucas Tappan

Perhaps the supposed over emphasis on the Liturgy among younger Catholics today is just a response to its devaluation since the 1960s.

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Choosing Choral Repertoire
2018 April 30 by Lucas Tappan

Is it okay for choirmasters to program the same piece several Sundays in a row?

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The boys encountered the same learning curves the adult men had previously, but their facility in solfege speed up the learning process.

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Tone Quality and Your Singers
2018 April 10 by Lucas Tappan

Ultimately it doesn’t matter if your choir resonates well and sings beautiful vowels but can’t communicate via the music…

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Building Your Choir Vocally
2018 February 20 by Lucas Tappan

If more choirmasters were honest with themselves, they would probably acknowledge that no more than 25 to 40 percent of their singers are actually leaders within their choirs.

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Review • Fr. White’s Tools for Rebuilding
2018 February 13 by Lucas Tappan

I’m edified by Fr. White’s work, but hope his regard for “church growth” doesn’t negate the Sacramental and supernatural nature of the Church.

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Music in Catholic Schools
2018 February 06 by Lucas Tappan

The Church possesses a tool of immense value.

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Forward, Ever Forward!
2018 January 23 by Lucas Tappan

One day, God willing, when He calls you into the New and Eternal Jerusalem, you will discover the eternal consequences of the offering of your widow’s mite.

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What If...
2018 January 16 by Lucas Tappan

Whether a Gothic cathedral in France, a rural Norman church in England or a Californian mission church, each one in its own way has the power to lift our eyes in contemplation of the New and Eternal Jerusalem.

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Sound Does Matter!
2018 January 02 by Lucas Tappan

In a sense, I understood every word. As a matter of fact, I was beaten over the head by every one of them.

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Of the Father's Love Begotten...
2017 December 27 by Lucas Tappan

Some day I wouldn’t mind cooking up a good ol’ fashioned Christmas Ball, but 'til then have to content myself with adding a few pounds (or more than a few) in honor of our Lord’s birth.

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7 Rules • “Your Family and Adventide”
2017 November 28 by Lucas Tappan

Children need to see that everything takes second place to your relationship with Christ.

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