What can medieval and renaissance music pedagogy offer to us now?
This short piece shimmers with beauty. The arrangement is by Monsignor René Moissenet.
A professor at our conservatory always told us: “An example is worth 1,000 words.”
Fulton J. Sheen told a story about a man who bumped into Abraham Lincoln yelling: “Get out of my way, you big ugly lummox!”
Their feast is on Monday (in Canada and the EF)!
I’ve attempted to create a recording for this coming Sunday according to the official rhythm…
Thirty years ago most pastors would not have been open to inaugurating good sacred music programs in their parishes, but times have changed.
“I ended up spending hours, transcribing each and every word from Father Fryar’s Symposium lecture. Although it took many hours, I relished the process.” —Corrinne May
Here’s my attempt at recording all the voices myself, to give you a rough idea how it sounds.
In this official document, we find a remarkable statement!
I find this hymn quite beautiful—and singers love it!
Some useful tips on adjusting the spacing in Gregorio scores.
“Holy Trinity is where Josh came into the Church, went through RCIA, and was married…”
Today is the 15th anniversary of “Summorum Pontificum”—and some clerics are choosing coercion where persuasion has failed.
Lyrics in English, with an (optional) version in Latin.
What happened to all that polyphony once Catholicism became illegal?
Your singers might enjoy this vocal warm-up exercise I composed for a volunteer choir.
“As for the subject of whether the music of Tallis, Taverner, and Tye was tainted by the reformation, I would agree with Mr. Ostrowski.” —Reader from Uganda
Reflections on one year with no caffeine. Find out what to expect if you try it.
“Was Mr. Ostrowski ever forced to see the choir stalls he sang in as a boy demolished by iconoclasts?” — Reader from Atlanta (9/8/2022)
This would make a splendid gift for boys attempting to memorize the Latin Mass responses.
The paradigmatic English sonority can only be described as “haunting.” There’s nothing else quite like it.
Father Ould and William Sewell (organist at the Birmingham Oratory of Saint Philip Neri) produced an impressive collection.
An Online International Gregorian Chant Conference! Eight days of great talks plus time for questions and answers.
Composer Richard J. Clark has set four (4) well-loved Eucharistic texts for SATB choir.
I consider this my best organ accompaniment … I hope you like it!
Today’s release will go down in history!
A terrific collection of organ interludes (manuals only) for free PDF download.
A look at Dom Pothier’s performance instructions for a communion antiphon reveals a great deal of complexity in this pre-Mocquereau interpretive approach.
This is the “pure” Vatican Edition—technically the only version of the rhythm allowed by Church documents!
In spite of its imperfections, creating this (draft) booklet required much more effort than I had anticipated.