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Like the great Cathedral of Notre Dame, this daily musical offering belongs not only to the Church in London and the British Isles, but to the universal Church.

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A Reason To Hope
2019 April 30 by Lucas Tappan

We need to remember how small the amount of yeast is that is needed to leaven the dough.

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Strive for Greatness!
2019 February 27 by Lucas Tappan

Stop trying to make everything easy, and therefore unimportant.

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The Cantor and Congregational Singing
2019 February 12 by Lucas Tappan

I wonder if we haven’t lost sight of the cantor’s original purpose of fostering congregational singing…

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Millennials and Authenticity
2018 November 27 by Lucas Tappan

But what do we mean by authenticity?

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Incredible Advent/Christmas Resource for Families
2018 November 13 by Lucas Tappan

Download this incredible resource for families who wish to live the liturgical life more deeply with the home.

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Chorister Catechesis
2018 November 07 by Lucas Tappan

Be mindful of the immense power that you as a choir director having in orienting your choristers toward Heaven.

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A Refresher on Chorister Training
2018 October 30 by Lucas Tappan

There are three areas that are especially helpful to be competent in when working with children.

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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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