A comment on the importance of the role of director of music a Westminster Cathedral, following the resignation of Martin Baker, offered by Gregory Treloar.
Let’s remember this sentence when we are tempted to complain about our (holy) vocation providing music for Mass!
These magnificent images are not only attractive to behold, but also deeply theological.
Have you ever considered how a class on Gregorian chant would be received? Why is there an increasing desire among Catholics to include chant in the Mass and liturgy? Look at how one such class was received in Southern California. Outline included of class structure.
The way we do music says a lot about how we see ourselves and our relationship to those around us. What does that say about music in the liturgy?
“Our souls are moved to the ardor of piety by the sacred words more piously and powerfully when these words are sung…” —St. Augustine
It’s difficult to imagine a more breathtaking video—the beauty is staggering!
I am thrilled that my parish, St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, TX, will host Mr. Latry this Sunday evening for an extraordinary concert of French music.
He loved his mother dearly; photo circa 1956.
Christendom College offers up to $4500 in tuition reduction and free voice lessons for students starting in the Fall of 2020.
A rumored executive order would unify the architectural style of future projects and upgrades.
The composer has begun a new and worthwhile blogging project.
Educators who seek to shape students in both wisdom and virtue, and who share the belief that music and aesthetics play an integral part in the content of a Catholic liberal arts education should apply.
Woo Hoo! The preëminent conference for Church musicians announces dates for its fifth year!
Is there a “jail” for people who change the official edition of Gregorian Chant?
If we want young people to help restore and promote sacred music, we must get beyond the “what” and the “how” and dig in to the “why.”
Our choirs should not sound mechanical. Beautiful music its waiting to be discovered.
Jeff’s recent post made me think that perhaps a recap of all the events so far at Westminster Cathedral would be helpful to readers.
My friend, Richard J. Clark, sent me a screenshot from the “Catholic Organist Group.”
Only an insane person would post this publicly—but I “fit the bill”…so here goes!
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.
Download this PDF score—free to all—and sing during Advent!
“One of the challenges of a small choir is having enough singers to pull off any kind of polyphony. ” —Andrea Leal
Including a “preview” of the forthcoming Brébeuf Hymnal SATB Choral Supplement.