Decapitation of an Innocent Meadowlark
2016 February 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do we remember that people in the pews often lack our musical background?

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Pop Quiz • Most Beautiful Hymn You’ve Never Heard
2016 February 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Are you up for a special hymn challenge?

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Chorister Vocal Pedagogy
2016 February 09 by Lucas Tappan

I hope this might serve as a foundation for your future work with young singers in your parish.

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What Are You Doing For Lent?
2016 February 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The phone is our century’s plague. It destroys character, interaction, friendships, families, and our time. We are glued to these devices.”

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The Phrasing of the Sanctus
2016 February 07 by Fr. David Friel

The Difference a Comma Makes

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Jesus Played Marbles
2016 February 06 by Veronica Brandt

A picture book painting an historical picture of Jesus’ hidden life with the boys known in the Bible as His brothers while providing the evidence supporting the Catholic teaching of the perpetual virginity of Our Lady. And how to play marbles in a friendly way.

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Big News! Sacred Music Symposium in Los Angeles!
2016 February 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

Your chance to work with Dr. Horst Buchholz & Dr. Alfred Calabrese!

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Candles for Candlemas
2016 February 05 by Lucas Tappan

A light of Revelation to the Gentiles!

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The Three Pillars of a Successful Parish
2016 February 05 by Richard J. Clark

There are three pillars that must be in place for a parish to sow the seeds of growth and vibrancy. If any one of them falls, the others suffer.

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BBC's Choral Vespers from the London Oratory
2016 February 04 by Andrew Leung

The Sung Vespers is currently featured by BBC Radio 3

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Brandon Harvey introducing the new Ministry Institute of Christ the Servant

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Exclusive Interview • Mr. Nancho Alvarez
2016 February 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

“I must point out that the content of my site is totally free, granting open access to everyone.” —Nancho Alvarez

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“Ad Orientem” Image You’ll Want To Download
2016 February 03 by Cynthia Ostrowski

This high resolution image portrays a priest offering Mass with the Holy Trinity above.

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First published in 1901 by Emile Dethier, organist at the Grand Seminary in Liège, Belgium.

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Ridiculously Awesome Sanctus You’ve Never Heard
2016 February 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

We are not allowed to sing Tropes in the Extraordinary Form, so I added that text in italics.

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The elevation of bishop by Pope Francis of Bishop-Elect Steven J. Lopes is highly significant as the First Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

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Too Many Options
2016 January 31 by Fr. David Friel

Allowing Adolescents to Choose Their Faith & the Wide-Open Permissions of the GIRM

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Musical Resources • Sexagesima Sunday (EF)
2016 January 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Grant, we humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, that those whom Thou refreshest with Thy sacraments…”

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Make a Digital Piano Sound Like an Organ
2016 January 30 by Veronica Brandt

Nothing beats a real pipe organ, but you may be able to put together a respectable substitute that you can lug into a church in a few bags.

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The Vulnerability of Choral Singing
2016 January 29 by Richard J. Clark

The human voice voice is unique as it is the only musical instrument housed within our God given body. And those who sing before others utterly exposed and vulnerable.

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