One who translates Aquinas expects to be cross-examined by those who understand philosophy and Latin; but Bible translators are liable to be cross-examined by anybody, because everybody thinks he knows what the Bible means.
It happened during the “Mass of the Presanctified” celebrated on Good Friday, 30 March 1877.
Reviewing the Sunday readings ahead of time is a highly recommended exercise. Now enjoy a crossword puzzle at the same time!
It all starts with teaching your kids to sing in head tone. Here are some ideas on how to do it.
A curious translation which Father Lasance “borrowed” for the Ash Wednesday Introit…
An unusual genre of ambo architecture
The entire edition was destroyed in a fire (circa 1866) except four rare copies.
The Consilium asked (15 March 1965): “Is it pleasing that the feast of the Holy Family be suppressed?”
All of us are now closer to our moment of death than we were last year or in any time in the past.
Organ improvisation is on the mind of many organists these days as they cope in the absence of choirs and other musicians.
St. Jane de Chantal’s Prayer of Abandonment can help you make peace with a liturgical year that was not what any of us expected.
Thoughts on Death from Emily Dickinson
“Variae Preces” (1892) — “Cantus Varii” (1902) — “Cantus Varii” (1928) — “Cantus Selecti” (1957)
I stand behind it to the extent that I have even volunteered to record several practice recordings, for which I have never received—nor will I ever receive—a single cent.
Celebrating the dedication of St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Paul Outside the Walls
When it comes to Gregorian harmonizations, this piece is surely the “pons asinorum.”
I’m a little early for Thanksgiving, but I think any church musician will appreciate this story of gratitude.
The importance of telling the truth.
The question of “Thee, Thy, Thou, Thine” • Speaks about whether referring to the “original version” of a hymn text makes sense • Treatment of the beautiful hymn melody called “Lafitau” and a harmonization by Claude Goudimel (d. 1572) with the melody placed into the Tenor voice+
God has a special task and calling for each and every one of us.
This is perhaps the single most significant liturgical document CCWatershed has ever unearthed—and translated to English! • Explains the origin of “Gradual Antiphons” vs. “Missal Antiphons” (a.k.a. “Sacramentary Antiphons”)+
“Every diocese, almost every church, had its own customs. Our present rule dates from the revived missal of 1570.”
These rehearsal videos were recorded by one person, and he apologizes for the poor singing quality…
Useful links as a “follow-up” to Mæstro Clark’s article about Fr. Weber’s plainsong settings.
Including a written tutorial on how to perform Chabanel Psalms correctly.
To give you an idea how this sounds, I recorded the piece on my toy organ.