In this article, I examine the elusive provenance of what some have called “the most popular piece of plainsong.”
There is great continuity between the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo. In light of Pope Francis’ “Desiderio desideravi” and “Traditionis custodes” this deserves a closer look.
“A year ago I knew very little about sacred music, but what a marvelous journey it’s been!” — Harrison Hoge
Add these fuguettes and trios to your repertoire with minimal practice time.
Dr. Luca Ricossa has made a YouTube recording of this Sequence!
A choirmaster in Alabama who feels “frustrated and confused” wrote to us.
“I guess we didn’t know what we had until we lost it…” —Special assistant to Nixon, Ford, and Reagan
“My dad had passed away the previous week, and the Symposium brought me closer to God at a time when I needed it the most.…” — Eric L.
This SATB setting by Father Lhoumeau—although contemporary—certainly adheres to the “rule” of Pope Saint John Paul II.
“The Sacred Music Symposium was one of the most enjoyable, intense, and spiritually fulfilling experiences of my life.” — Isabella Marie
The answer surprised me!
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I write in response to the 6 July 2022 statement by Pope Francis: “Make your voices heard! If they do not listen to you, shout even louder.”
These pieces for “SAB” (Soprano, Alto, Bass) were commissioned by our organization for the National Eucharistic Revival.
A gift from The Catholic Sacred Music Project and the Benedict XVI Institute
A look at Dom Pothier’s performance instructions for a communion antiphon reveals a great deal of complexity in this pre-Mocquereau interpretive approach.
This is the “pure” Vatican Edition—technically the only version of the rhythm allowed by Church documents!
Singing the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception gets a whole lot more approachable.
Gabby shares how attending the Latin Mass has profoundly changed her life.
Installment 3 • “How Has Nobody Done This Before?” (series)
“Never apologize for your choir, because they’re as good as you are!”
Composer Brian Michael Page has released “Psalm 151.”
Statement by Pope Benedict XVI • Saint Peter’s Square (October, 2005)
“The symposium was like nothing I have ever experienced.” — South Dakota Participant
New Sacred Music Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico!
In spite of its imperfections, creating this (draft) booklet required much more effort than I had anticipated.
This melody won’t leave your head—it keeps playing “on repeat.”
A french version (1,798 pages) is also available for free PDF download.
You will notice Father Guerrero takes the chant melody (“Beata Mater”) and creates a perfect canon between Soprano and Alto.
If you spot typos, please let us know!
Corpus Christi Watershed has provided rehearsal videos to assist choir members who do not read music well.