Mr. Ostrowski created this seminar based on lectures, masterclasses, and tutorials he’s presented at the Sacred Music Symposium over the last decade.
How a simple technique called SSS can bring out the elegance of any phrase.
It even sounds great with four (4) singers: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass!
Also included: the day my life changed forever.
From “American Martyrs Catholic Church” in Manhattan Beach, California.
Bishop Ambo’s assertion that Mass was attended—for centuries—by a single woman (and nobody else) is bizarre.
Where “Parce Dómine” (the famous song for Lent) came from.
“Music has an immense part to play in this perception of the divine reality and the heavenward leanings of the soul.” —Fr Robbie Low
The word 𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒆 can mean “not punctual” or “dead.”
Should Mass be in Latin or English? Or should it be a mixture?
It really is a minor part of Mocquereau’s theoretical enterprise. That doesn’t mean it’s completely pointless, though.
Real choir (‘live’) vs. studio recording.
Including the official hymn for February 2nd: the feast of the Purification.
Father De Santi opined that “Solesmes had rid themselves of Pothier by giving him an abbey”—to which Pope Pius X responded that it amounted to “a small compensation.”
Including never-before-released photographs of Monsignor Martin B. Hellriegel.
The occasion I speak of is when he stopped by our home to see us one final time.
I demonstrate how the “Kyrie Eleison” can be adapted for use in the Extraordinary Form.
Responding to an inquiry from Wendy Q.
She probably never actually said this, but leave that aside for the moment.
“I would dismiss it as the second text writer being lazy and stealing someone else’s music…” —Michael H.
Mr. Royce has taught orchestra for thirteen years.
When I just couldn’t take it anymore, I called up a friend on the telephone and paid him $150 to teach me.
How many Catholics realize how closely the feast of the Epiphany is tied to the Holy Eucharist and Calvary?
Christendom College offers scholarships and free organ lessons for students starting in the Fall of 2024.
The Consilium of Pope Paul VI asked (15 March 1965): “Is it pleasing that the feast of the Holy Family be suppressed?”
A major announcement on 8 January 2024!
Those who celebrate VESPERS each week may wish to download my organ accompaniment booklet (25 pages) for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. This was originally released about a year ago (link), but minor improvements have been made.
If you’re somebody who likes grandiloquence, you’ll prefer the description by Dr. Ellis.
Sharing one’s opinions candidly is a quick way to make lifelong enemies.
The more I argued, the more Kenneth insisted that none of my objections were valid…
“As the organ plays, so does the congregation sing!” —From the Foreword
We can hardly do better than to join in the same melodies sung by Catholic saints throughout history.