A popular work often performed in concert, when sung within Mass, it offers boundless transcendence.
It may be an ugly booklet, but it got the job done yesterday.
Many centuries ago, this was a “trope” (poetic extension) for a Responsory.
When you read through the translation, you’ll agree this could certainly be sung during Sunday Masses in Advent…
PODCAST! — The Boston Cathedral Singers’ album From the Bell Tower was featured on “Sounds from the Spires” on SIRIUS XM 129 Radio, The Catholic Channel.
During November, our parish sings hymns to Christ the King, All Saints, and the Faithful Departed.
The month of November is dedicated to the souls in Purgatory.
Cardinal Antonelli: “I have the impression that much has been conceded to the Protestant mentality, especially in matters regarding the sacraments.”
A USCCB statement: singing psalms at Mass “may create problems” … ?
Four singers at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross sought artistic refuge in the Cathedral bell tower where its bells toll each day. The new album features new music by Kevin Allen and Richard J. Clark
Including more information about the “Pope Pius XII Hymnal.”
No sane person would claim that tunes by Marty Haugen, David Haas, or Rory Cooney constitute polyphony.
When I’m sick with a cold, my hearing becomes clogged and I can’t hear properly—which is a choirmaster’s worst nightmare.
“We pray for the animals here in our midst | who cannot defend their own right to exist.”
John Newton—who wrote “Amazing Grace”—was a slave trader, but ended up being caught and made a slave himself!
Early in his pontificate, Pope Francis insisted that others correct him “when he gets off course…”
We’re still reeling from what “Traditionis Custodes” will mean for the life we’ve built.
A massively underrated composer died 500 years ago today.
A word about “Kleptomaniac Choirmasters.”
Three (3) bullet points, written on a single sheet of paper.
Once these songs get into your head, they won’t leave easily—but that’s okay!
Actual hymn lyrics: “Is it spooky? Is it weird?”
At the conservatory, we’re surrounded by hundreds of professional musicians; but stepping into a Catholic parish the situation is quite different.
Is backroom bowdlerization of Sacred Scripture truly irreversible?
Fulton J. Sheen: “In those days there were no scandal columns, but there were scandalmongers.”
Can Protestant translations be dangerous? This paper presents items worth considering.
The ability of your singers to sight-read music instantly does not guarantee a good performance.
Readers will enjoy perusing this book.
A bizarre 1976 letter seeks “priest hunters” in the diocese of Fresno.
Throughout my career, I have tried to follow the advice Cardinal Mercier gave the young Fulton J. Sheen.
The second part has blank staves—so you can compose your own organ harmonies!