Brave choir director posts *live* recording by a volunteer choir!
Will the true defenders of Vatican II please stand up?
Pope Francis dropped a bombshell – but around the world many Bishops continue to be faithful keepers of Tradition.
Locations which celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass tend to be the marginalized groups, given “leftovers” that nobody else wants.
Tired of dense theological issues and historical comparisons about the new Motu Proprio? Take a little time out to read some simpler reflections on the Latin Mass.
Now is certainly not the time for sensationalist language. However…
“Deliver us, Lord, from every evil: past, present, and to come.”
Here’s how to get the most out of this fantastic new resource for interpreting chant rhythm.
“Truly Perplexing” • Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio
“We are today not another Church as 500 years ago; it’s always the same Church.” —Cardinal Ratzinger on EWTN
People are talking about “liturgy wars” again…
“Serve God in that charity and love which cast out fear; such love does not regard merit.” —Saint Bernard
Forced abstinence from the Eucharist in 2020 heightened for many the appreciation of the sacraments that one can take for granted.
Including seven (7) examples of musical diversity.
An urgent letter from the president … please read this!
This fabulous technique is common in Germanic countries…
I also feel this is the reason that many church musicians in England don’t matriculate into doctoral programs—their choir schools imparted more than a doctoral program could ever give.
Telling the true story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, a Catholic priest who saved thousands of lives during WW2.
If you fail to carefully plan your rehearsal, you’ll be eaten alive. And rightfully so!
If you missed it, you can hear my iPhone recording on YouTube. But will it be quite the same?
Does plainsong work in English? It actually can!
This is a large file (172 MB), but trust me! You will love it.
If you enjoy juicy dissonances and hearing the sun dart in and out of the clouds, you’ll love this modern setting of an ancient text.
The Fulton J. Sheen Missal (1961) does something rather puzzling…
This liturgical controversy lasted for fifty years!
A perfect canon is the hardest thing to compose—and this is one!
This *might* be the most beautiful 45 seconds in music—Father Guerrero’s compositions are truly awe-inspiring!
Here’s what I currently have…but several of these draft copies are pretty ugly!
There is a great need for simple polyphonic pieces arranged for 2 voice and 3 voices.
“Man cannot understand this, cannot perceive it; but a lively faith affirms that the change—which is outside the natural course of things—takes place.” (Ladua Sion, v12)
We’ve decided to try an experiment, with assistance from one of my favorite composers: Giovanni Maria Nanino (d. 1607).