“In truth, I’ve done a decidedly poor job soliciting money.” —Jeff Ostrowski
How we all respond to mistakes can have a huge effect on the cohesiveness and sound of our choirs.
A french version (1,798 pages) is also available for free PDF download.
This summer, there are several interesting graduate-level courses on offer at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York.
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A budget, orthodox option for your parish music program.
You will notice Father Guerrero takes the chant melody (“Beata Mater”) and creates a perfect canon between Soprano and Alto.
We choir directors can’t eliminate mistakes entirely. But here’s what we can do to minimize them.
Actual headline from 9 April 1964.
If there’s a more beautiful setting of this text, I don’t know what it could be.
Study the Ward Method this summer in Washington, DC.
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Does the music of Franz Liszt belong to Adolf Hitler?
This will be sung at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Rome and at the Basilica of Saint Francis Assisi.
The Supreme Court has been in the news lately.
Short biographical sketches of men and women who were church musicians themselves and who can empathize with the joys and struggles of our profession.
We are so pleased to welcome this priest!
St. Mary’s: “Our singers experienced an incredible weekend working with Mr. Kevin Allen, the world-renowned composer.”
Occasionally the Solesmes rhythmic markings are surprising, as in one of tomorrow’s alleluias. Can we make sense of this?
If his choir sounds terrible, why would you trust his advice?
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Around the year 1955, “transcription” became a dirty word.
The choir director’s vocation is chock-full of difficulties.
Corpus Christi Watershed has provided rehearsal videos to assist choir members who do not read music well.
The Vatican’s choir sounds beautiful these days—no longer is it “the scandal of Christendom.”
Is it “traditional” to receive Holy Communion on Good Friday?
I never shared this before because pride and perfectionism held me back.
Including a remarkable musical setting by Father Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923).
Sometimes what goes without saying must be said.
The conscientious choirmaster takes people where they are and then—carefully and prudently—leads them to something higher.
These problematic assertions by Bishop Stowe will have to be withdrawn at some point.
Sophia Institute Press has made a huge announcement regarding the 3rd edition.