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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)
Peter Kwasniewski: Sacred Choral Works
published 9 March 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

763 Kwasni ORPUS CHRISTI WATERSHED is pleased to present a splendid choral resource by composer Peter Kwasniewski, a Professor at Wyoming Catholic College. This book collects twenty years’ worth of sacred compositions for the Catholic liturgy.

      * *  Table of Contents & Preface

      * *  Sample Score   •   Snapshot   •   Composer Bio

Purchase this Collection — 273 pages

      * *  Paperback ($19.95)

      * *  Spiral Bound ($24.95)

To take advantage of the bulk rate ($14.95 for ten copies or more), please send an email here.


      * *  Audio Sample TrackO Clarissima Mater

      * *  Audio Sample TrackMy Jesus, Mercy

      * *  Audio Sample TrackGood Friday Reproaches B

      * *  Audio Sample TrackDavid’s Town

      * *  Audio Sample TrackMandatum Antiphon IV

      * *  Audio Sample TrackMiserere a 3 (SAB)

      * *  Audio Sample TrackTantum Ergo II


COMPACT DISC SET

This publication is complemented by three full-length CDs containing recordings of nearly every piece, performed by Matthew Curtis of ChoralTracks. Such recordings are intended primarily as aids in repertoire selection and to assist in the learning of the pieces. To purchase the CDs, click on the thumbnails below.

       


      * *  Complete Track Listings