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Patterns in the Easter Sequence
2017 April 20 by Veronica Brandt

I had a go at finding the structure of the melody…

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33 Days to Marian Consecration
2017 April 08 by Veronica Brandt

There are 33 days to prepare for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this centenary year, starting Monday April 10.

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Liturgical Language Barriers
2017 April 01 by Veronica Brandt

Learning enough to use Latin liturgically is important and easy if you have the information. Including a short video giving tips to cover most Church Latin pronunciation.

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A CD from on High for Benedictines in Tasmania
2017 March 11 by Veronica Brandt

A new CD you don’t have yet full of beautiful music raising funds for bringing more beautiful music to Tasmania.

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O Crux Ave, partial recording
2017 March 04 by Veronica Brandt

A stepping stone towards singing this motet with a small choir – a recording for the middle voice of Fr Friel’s 3 part motet.

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Making rehearsal CDs and finding mp3s
2017 February 25 by Veronica Brandt

Burning CDs may seem old-fashioned, but many people still rely on their CD players. All the shortcuts, plus a free recording of Audi Benigne Conditor.

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Forget the First Note, give me the Do
2017 January 14 by Veronica Brandt

A tip for sight-reading chant – start with a Do La Fa to anchor your ear and find the starting note from the tonic.

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The longest 54 seconds in a Missa Cantata
2016 December 30 by Veronica Brandt

Directing music for a Sung Mass can be terrifying. Here’s a tip to help you avoid one trap.

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Epiphany Proclamation 2017
2016 December 22 by Veronica Brandt

“It is solemnly made known, dearest brethren that, just as we—through the bounteous mercy of God—have rejoiced in the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ…”

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Random Acts of Beauty: the Vestment Fund
2016 December 17 by Veronica Brandt

Looking for a chariitable appeal you can support in good conscience? Check out this new Vestment Fund.

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Come to Sydney for a Retreat in Silence and Song
2016 December 15 by Veronica Brandt

Sydney might not be famous for spiritual endeavours. Here is a peak at a few upcoming retreats for men.

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Liturgy and Sensory Issues
2016 November 19 by Veronica Brandt

Simplicity and predictability are important for being inclusive.

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Gregorian chant is not all the same
2016 November 12 by Veronica Brandt

Have you ever been asked to sing some Gregorian chant? How do you choose a representative piece?

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Christus Vincit - Laudes Regiae
2016 October 29 by Veronica Brandt

The flexible and stirring chant that is almost a war cry. Two versions to download.

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Compline Online with Chant Notation
2016 October 22 by Veronica Brandt

A handy online copy of Compline according to the 1962 liturgical books dynamically adapting to the day of the week, feast or feria and looks great on small screen mobile devices.

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It's not about talent
2016 June 25 by Veronica Brandt

A church musician’s work may well be priceless. We don’t need to have gratitude for our natural talent, though talent can make life easier. The big honour is to serve God at the summit and source of Christian life.

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Planning a Corpus Christi Procession
2016 May 28 by Veronica Brandt

Last minute preparations for a Corpus Christi Procession.

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Veni Creator Chant Plus Polyphony by Couturier
2016 May 14 by Veronica Brandt

Getting more mileage out of a beautiful hymn by alternating 4 part verses with the chant.

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Hearing a movie theme in the Alleluia verse from the Easter Vigil. Gregorian chant has all the good tunes.

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More on Angelus Bells
2016 April 09 by Veronica Brandt

More bells – enormous bells from Cologne Cathedral, bells from the country in southern France and bells from Ohio.

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