There’s nothing necessarily authentic about the “authentic” rhythm.
During 2023, why not elevate your Ordinary Form parish’s liturgy with this illuminated pew lectionary?
Were Pothier and Mocquereau homeless? The answer might surprise you.
The incomparable Andrew Hinkley kindly set it to plainchant notation.
This is Jeff Ostrowski’s second response to his colleague, Patrick Williams.
Dom Gajard said to Jean Langlais: “Hear the blackbird! It doesn’t know what an ‘ictus’ is, yet it sings better than we.”
I’m not embarrassed, because these practice videos save us time during rehearsals.
“It is important that these melodies should be performed in the manner that they were originally conceived as works of art.” —St. Pius X
Peeters was organist at Malines Cathedral from 1923 until his death in 1986.
They were not allowed to remove their boots, so thousands had their feet amputated (as the frostbite often turned into gangrene).
Here are five pro-level tips that can help your amateur choirs to both sound more unified and feel more confident.
Our volunteer choir tried something I wanted to share…
A brief historical survey of free rhythm in plainchant, as practiced from the modern monastic foundation of Solesmes (1833) to the present.
This book makes it easy for singers who only know Treble Clef.
As many parishes struggle, your presence, your voice, your witness to the love of Christ is that much more important!
Patrick Williams addresses points raised by Matthew Frederes and Jeff Ostrowski
Including three (3) professionally-scanned versions of the Kyriale, released here for the 1st time!
Maybe we can agree that the Latin Mass has more external signs of reverence. Maybe that will clarify our position.
Church music should not be boring! Here I provide eleven (11) ways to keep it awesome.
“I greatly appreciate your hospitality and willingness to engage in dialogue.” — Dom Concordia, OSB
A mother and her children open the 2022 edition of the “Campion Missal” and find it more compact and very beautiful. Initial impressions include new images, a golden ribbon, and a newly-textured cover.
A few further thoughts on what ways of singing chant are “allowed.”
“Does it make more sense to judge later manuscripts in light of the oldest sources, or to judge the oldest sources in light of later manuscripts?” —Patrick Williams
Including a few brief responses to Professor Charles Weaver.
Preparing this blog, I discovered interesting snippets about the hymn, the composer, the translator, and even the poet who penned these lines in Latin!
The second half of today’s article answers questions submitted by Mr. Matthew Frederes.
Including two (2) documents translated into English for the first time!
“Missa Back-To-The-Future” (a recent OCP offering) isn’t part of the treasury mandated by Vatican II; nor do I belong on the basketball court with Michael Jordan.
Three words: “Sleek, Powerful, and Gorgeous”
As a child, Rex Harrison contracted measles, which took away the sight from his left eye for the rest of his life.
The principal books of music for the Eucharist were recently (re-)confirmed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.