Are you familiar with “Thaxted”—a beautiful hymn tune?
The first in a series of virtual lectures being offered by the Society for Catholic Liturgy
“Sanctitatis Nova Signa” is Gregorian Chant for the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4th).
Brian J. Nelson is director of Sacred Music at the Saint Lawrence Catholic Campus Center.
“I never really understand this psalm until I entered the Franciscan Novitiate in 1942…”
We should also examine ourselves on the subject of generosity and jealousy. When we see other people prosper in some way, receive some advantage or recognition, how do we respond?
Revealing the probable contents of the tiny little books in Jeff’s photo from World War II.
I searched through the pages and could not find any reference to who put this hymn compilation together—although it seems to have been created about 30 years ago…
This 2020 chant edition makes possible the chanting of Lauds according to the Liturgy of the Hours.
Examples: Non Abluunt Lymphae Deum, Rebus Creatis Nil Egens, Salve Caput Cruentatum, Sancti Venite, Victis Sibi Cognomina, Hoste Dum Victo Triumphans, and Jam Desinant Suspiria.
According to Bishop Sheen: “Christianity, unlike any other religion in the world, begins with catastrophe and defeat.”
During World War II, Catholic churches were filled on Friday evenings for the Sorrowful Mother Novena and Benediction.
These intuitive manuscripts give singers the information they need to bring out the oft-ignored nuances of chant rhythm.
“The cemeteries are filled……”
I find it interesting that the “Order of the Mass without a congregation” also tells the priest when he should face the Altar and when he not should face the Altar.
The “invitatory” occurs at the beginning of Matins and therefore introduces the daily divine Office.
“Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles”—the most influential post-conciliar hymnal—was never distributed by any large publisher!
“Often, the person who did us harm won’t even know that we’re still stewing over what they did to us; and if they knew, they might even be glad.”
But we have not spoken very much about Baroque music…
Here are some suggestions on how to get the most out of your unusual combination of skills and traits.
An exciting new project gives me great hope for the “musical future” of the Catholic Church!
Accompaniment to the hymn “Veni Creator Spiritus” with all the verses written out (composed by Jeff Ostrowski).
Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Cardinal Schuster was a Benedictine monk who became the Archbishop of Milan.
I would give anything to know how these girls created this recording—because it’s free rhythm!
Supremely rare Belgian book with Gregorian Chant!
The fourth installment—“Mass settings that work well, even with a single cantor + organist.”