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Benedictines in Tasmania a Year Already
2018 May 19 by Veronica Brandt

The Notre Dame Priory continues to attract postulants and may have found a permanent home.

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Ratchets instead of Bells for your Electric Angelus
2018 March 28 by Veronica Brandt

Remember to change any electronic bells this Friday and Saturday! Links to some good ratchet sounds included.

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Build your Music Theory Skills
2018 February 24 by Veronica Brandt

How to Finally Acquire a Musical Education While Still in College or Anywhere Else (with apologies to James V Schall)

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Towards a Standard Protocol for Frayed Ribbons
2018 February 17 by Veronica Brandt

Adding ribbons sounds like a fine idea, until they fray and come adrift. Serious bookmakers take precautions to stop ribbons fraying, but even amateurs can learn from these tips.

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Can You Sing Along to Monks?
2018 January 27 by Veronica Brandt

A video to supplement our local choir practices – a quick run through Missa Orbis Factor (also known as Mass XI) – the Gregorian Mass setting for Sundays during the year.

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Tweaking Linebreaks Online with Gregorio
2018 January 06 by Veronica Brandt

You CAN add linebreaks with Illuminare Score Editor. All in the browser.

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GABC Propers Tool Revisited
2017 December 30 by Veronica Brandt

A major shortcut to preparing Gregorian chant propers and ordinaries.

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Epiphany Proclamation 2018
2017 December 23 by Veronica Brandt

Fifteen years typing up the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts!

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Not That Gaudete
2017 December 16 by Veronica Brandt

A simple misunderstanding that arises with new choir members who are aware of the Christmas Carol called Gaudete and that the Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday.

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Online Advent Calendars 2017
2017 December 09 by Veronica Brandt

What do you use to countdown to Christmas?

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Tantum Ergo Comically Misunderstood in Italian
2017 December 02 by Veronica Brandt

Tantum Ergo or Canta Merlo? A bit of fun with Italian and Latin.

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Sing Salve Regina in Your Rosary
2017 November 25 by Veronica Brandt

A good chant to begin with. Print a copy with interlinear translation and join with one of the best known chants from the Church Universal.

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Christus Vincit - Christ Conquers
2017 October 14 by Veronica Brandt

A little more on the triumphal chant inspired from Roman victory celebrations.

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Corda Pia - A Franciscan Hymn
2017 September 30 by Veronica Brandt

A really old hymn commemorating the Stigmata of St Francis of Assisi.

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How Much Latin Do You Need?
2017 September 23 by Veronica Brandt

How to learn to read 20% of the Missale Romanum – forget “Amo, Amas, Amat” – dive into the most frequently used words.

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Catena Legionis in Gregorian Chant
2017 September 16 by Veronica Brandt

Our Lady sings Magnificat with tones surpassing sweet – and you can too with this simple Gregorian chant setting.

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The Place of Pews in the Church
2017 September 09 by Veronica Brandt

Are chairs or pews a hindrance or a help?

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Sing everyday! Regina Caeli!
2017 April 29 by Veronica Brandt

Singing isn’t just a Sunday thing – if you want to sing well, then it’s good to sing everyday! Bring this ancient antiphon into your life and see how it goes.

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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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