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I am bewildered.
Don’t miss the first Mass of an FSSP priest on the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This melody won’t leave your head—it keeps playing “on repeat.”
In the days before Vatican II, dioceses had their own special feast days.
As singers performed this Kevin Allen piece, they wept—but crying is bad for singing technique!
Every choirmaster should place a high priority on recruitment, otherwise in time he commits a form of “choral contraception”…
Can modern composers write hymns? Are they stirring?
St. John Paul II Catholic Church joins a growing number of parishes (including the Cathedral) in our archdiocese committed the renewal of both the Sacred Liturgy and Music.
“The Vatican Edition … contains absolutely all that is needed for the exact rendition of the liturgical chant.” —Sacred Congregation of Rites (1911)
J. F. M. kindly made us aware of the following video clip, which features Kevin Allen.
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.
“In truth, I’ve done a decidedly poor job soliciting money.” —Jeff Ostrowski
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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.
If you spot typos, please let us know!
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.
Corpus Christi Watershed has provided rehearsal videos to assist choir members who do not read music well.
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.