Juanpablo Macias, a seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of Las Vegas, enjoys composing, singing, and playing organ for the sacred liturgy.
Dom Pothier died 100 years ago today.
We can hardly do better than to join in the same melodies sung by Catholic saints throughout history.
Some days, Fulton J. Sheen received as many as 30,000 letters.
English and Spanish — scores and practice videos in with dates for 2024!
Dr. Kutarna teaches liturgical music courses at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Practice video for the Announcement of the Nativity of the Lord from the Roman Martyrology
Photograph from 1963, the year Monsignor Hellriegel published his 𝐻𝑜𝑙𝑦 𝐶𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑠 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝐻𝑦𝑚𝑛𝑎𝑙.
Is it fair to forever bind Dom Guéranger to what he wrote about “barbarous archaisms” in 1855?
St. Robert Bellarmine’s commentary will enlighten you and your singers.
Yesterday, I recorded a video demonstration of each Gregorian Chant tone.
With a brief digression on certain “nasty” traditionalists.
Guest article by Father Stephen Concordia, OSB.
The idea of the tonic accent in Gregorian melody runs through the entire Solesmes tradition from Gontier to Pothier to Mocquereau to the present.
We Church musicians have a high calling to bear witness to the truth with our music and our lives.
The special Vigil of Christmas “Alleluia” sung according to the official rhythm of the Catholic Church.
For several years, due to the large number of Catholics who attend Mass at this parish, all celebrations have been held in a parking lot under a tent.
This video shows a signatory of the famous “Agatha Christie Indult” talking about Glenn Gould (specifically his Bach interpretations).
Including several hymns eminently suitable for the feast of Christ the King.
We can think of the modes and their traditional characters in a dynamic way, and it can help us to have a little more shape and direction in our singing.
This afternoon, it was suggested to me that I write down (“notate”) the arrangement I use.
This week I attended part of an excellent academic conference in honor of William Mahrt.
This is very much a “work in progress”…
A way to avoid having the choir’s pitch sink. (Tag: 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳)
The “SSS” technique, known by every great singer. (Tag: 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳)
Are there sickening examples of hymn pairings? Oh, most certainly!
“Each day Father Knox would write for his students a Latin poem describing events of the previous day.” —Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“Occasionally, the English texts for some of the hymns are almost barbaric artistically…” —𝐷𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑎 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙 (1960)
“Raising the pitch for the final verse.” (Tag: 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳)
My thesis on how Dom Mocquereau relates to other theories of musical rhythm is now available for download.
A congregational booklet requested by Mr. Seth Bauer.