I’m sure I’m not the only one to feel this way: certain celebrations don’t feel right without “that piece.”
Many churches have turned to live streaming during these difficult times. But getting the audio quality right is challenging. Here are some tips!
“Repetition” in the Age of Streaming Masses…
Father Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923) called this “perhaps the greatest of all hymns.”
My own growth as a musician for the Liturgy has culminated in my pastor allowing me to sing the Propers in English: the realization of a decade-long dream.
During Advent, choirmasters must plan Christmas. During Lent, choirmasters must plan Easter. And so on.
“The tunes and ditties of the radio will be meaningless in the magnitude of one’s final moments; only the psalms can bear the weight of the moment.” —Barry Rose
“I have made the mistake in the past of scheduling a whole set of new pieces for three of four weeks in a row.”
There’s an old saying: “Show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are.”
I composed this organ accompaniment yesterday, looking ahead towards Eastertide.
Including Fulton J. Sheen, Charles de Foucauld, and a Homily by Father Valentine Young, OFM
A missionary in Soviet Russia, Fr. Ciszek learned the spirituality of surrender through tremendous suffering.
CCW contributors—Jeff, Veronica, Andrea, and Cynthia—each recorded a line for this recording.
The Congregation has released a short document with pertinent guidance.
The list of concerns is endless. Today, we may be given the gift of an overabundance of silence, but perhaps its fruit will reverberate for years.
For those who are separated from the liturgical life of the Church on account of COVID-19.
So many are distraught that they are unable to receive the Eucharist. The dryness of the Lenten desert is real.
Including the “official statement” regarding the Coronavirus.
I’m not even sure what to say about this.
Finding the “perfect” accompaniment for hymns can be challenging. Here is my attempt.
Free download of Stella Caeli – a hymn against outbreaks of contagious disease along with the Litany of Our Lady.
An extremely rare hymnal compiled by the Most Rev’d Joseph Schrembs, Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio.
There’s something comforting about the Brébeuf hymnal translations, since they were created by Catholic priests.
The Litany of St Joseph in Latin chant with an English translation.
I followed the “Brébeuf hymnal method,” in which every verse is written out…
You can compare my accompaniment to that of Achille P. Bragers.