Traditional hymnody is often easier to sing: simpler melodically and rhythmically, and generally more substantive in theology.

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Flash Mob • Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria”
2019 March 26 by Fr. David Friel

A special celebration of the Annunciation 2019

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New Resource! • Chant Videos for Treble Voices
2019 February 23 by Fr. David Friel

A new website seeks to record the full Gregorian propers each week using a treble voice.

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Sacred Music Camp in Allentown, NJ
2018 June 16 by Fr. David Friel

New Opportunity for Children Grades 3–12

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Sacred Music Camp for Children in Philadelphia
2018 June 10 by Fr. David Friel

The Inaugural “Cantate Domino” Festival

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Album: Sacred Treasures of England
2017 September 24 by Fr. David Friel

Reflections on a recently released album of English choral music

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What Do Catholic Teenagers Sing?
2017 August 20 by Fr. David Friel

A lesson in presumptions and realities

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I was renewed in spirit for a future filled with hope for liturgical music.

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Dunwoodie Sponsors New Sacred Music Conference
2016 September 23 by Fr. David Friel

“Gregorian Chant in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education” — March 10 & 11, 2017

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World Youth Day Krakow: Music Recordings
2016 August 14 by Fr. David Friel

Seventeen (17) Tracks Now Available on iTunes

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A Different Kind of World Youth Day
2016 August 07 by Fr. David Friel

Sacred Music Helped to Transform Tauron Arena Kraków into a House of Prayer

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How to do Marian Hymns
2015 October 24 by Veronica Brandt

Listen to a young group drawing together many different styles of sacred music into new collection.

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Warm ups
2015 July 18 by Veronica Brandt

Starting off choir practice with a game or two. Then a prayer before choir practice.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Lucy E. Carroll, DMA
2015 June 28 by Fr. David Friel

Lucy was a friend and mentor to me, and I would like to share with you a little bit of her story.

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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update II
2015 June 03 by Fr. David Friel

Fourteen (14) practical ideas for how a priest might transform his celebration of the Ordinary Form

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Most Pure Heart of Mary Schola Cantorum
2015 March 09 by Lucas Tappan

This fall, Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School in Kansas will become the third Catholic Choir School in the United States.

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How To Properly Train Young Voices To Sing At Mass
2015 February 02 by Lucas Tappan

“Our pastor called all the students in grades 4-8 together, declaring that he would personally pay for the organ lessons of any student willing to learn…” —Dr. Tappan

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Praise of God Demands Song
2015 January 18 by Fr. David Friel

Impromptu Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Members of the Pontifical “Sistine” Choir

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Teaching your own children
2015 January 17 by Veronica Brandt

Starring the almost two year old darling of the family along with miscellaneous siblings egging her on.

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Good-hearted and talented people respond quite positively to the philosophy of service to God and others.

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Is Recorded Music Okay for Children?
2014 July 27 by Fr. David Friel

There is a prevalent notion that young people somehow need to be accommodated in the work of divine worship. As a former child, I find this to be an errant hankering.

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Gregory the Great Academy
2014 June 15 by Fr. David Friel

An Interview with Matt Williams

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Michael Olbash’s “Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea” demonstrates the mandate of Pope Saint Pius X that music for the liturgy be Sacred, Beautiful, and Universal.

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Parish May Crownings
2014 May 04 by Fr. David Friel

A strong devotional life in the parish church will naturally support and strengthen its liturgical vitality.

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Color by "Neum"ber
2014 February 22 by Veronica Brandt

A Gregorian chant workbook for kids (there’s one for adults too).

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Catholic Youth Choir Releases CD, Prepares For Tour
2014 January 15 by Guest Author

The Blackstone Valley Catholic Youth Choir, currently preparing for a mid-Atlantic tour, has released a new CD, “Clothed With the Sun.”

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