“The Sacred Music Symposium was a vehicle of grace that changed my life.” —2019 Participant
We paid to have this extremely rare book scanned professionally.
Don’t listen to excuses!
“Sometimes there was the possibility to be faced that a particular line of research could never be followed to a successful conclusion because the evidence was now no longer available.”
We should define our terms. What makes a syllable accented, and what makes an accent a tonic accent?
The truth is stranger than fiction.
Then he got really angry (because it dawned on him what he’d just admitted).
The songs and hymns were pleasantly familiar … to the point where after twelve years I could play by heart every song in the ‘Breaking Bread’ hymnal.
Find out why this motet is simple enough for beginning choirs yet demanding enough to challenge seasoned singers.
There must have been a need for such a booklet, otherwise he would not have gone to the trouble of creating it!
If your priest approaches you after Mass and says the music sounded horrible, it’s incorrect to reply: “Well, that’s how it’s supposed to be.”
“Many choirs only have the opportunity to sing a choral Requiem Mass once a year, if that.” —Patrick Williams
The internet is putting good people in touch with one another.
Comprised of men and women who share a fervent devotion to the music itself, The Saint Hildegard Project strives to teach with integrity and perform with excellence for the edification of souls and the glory of God.
The example chosen is the strenuous offertory (“Jubiláte Déo”) for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.
“Work hasn’t even begun on the next Lectionary, and there’s nothing definite about 2028 as a date.” — Father Andrew V. Menke, director of the USCCB liturgical committee
If memory serves, his exact words were: “Gee, I never thought about that before.” Astonishing!
In addition to this rare book by Max Springer (870 pages), I release the draft copy of a new Gregorian project (157 pages).
Musicians can have a stronger voice than even the legendary Fulton J. Sheen!
“These manuscripts had to be sought out in the public or capitular libraries, whose conservators were often hardly supportive of—if not outright hostile to—the reproduction of their treasures.”
Father Ralph March wrote: “If any single man could deserve the title father of the renewed chant it would be Dom Joseph Pothier.”
We strive to emphasize the positive on this blog, but I have to admit…
She said: “Jeff, you should record these harmonies with human voices, to illustrate what you mean.”
The motu proprio 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑠 𝐶𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑒𝑠 “hit him pretty hard” says the private secretary to the Pope Emeritus.
According to Cardinal Ratzinger “man is woven into the fabric of the universe. Time is first of all a cosmic phenomenon. Man lives with the stars.”
“The equalist plainchant of the High Middle Ages is as far removed from the rhythmic chant of the Early Middle Ages as the isometric chorales are from their rhythmic predecessors.” —Patrick Williams
Dr. Peter Wagner, a famous musicologist, founded the “Gregorian Academy” in Freiburg (Switzerland).
Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Josef Ratzinger, who did so much good for the church.
This morning I sat down and arranged what—in my view—is one of the beautiful Christmas carols.
A mother describes her son’s love for the Mass. He memorizes and recruits friends to “play Mass.” We are a people of hope.
I didn’t have the heart to tell this fellow that the same melody occurs at other times of the liturgical year.
Those who so desire may now download this organ accompaniment booklet (25 pages) for the 4th Sunday of Advent, including the “O ANTIPHON” for 18 December 2022.