A New Venture
Archives for June 2013
Can’t sing, can’t draw, can type a little.
I have not even begun to speak of music at liturgy, music worthy of praising the God who loves us to the point of death on a cross. Where will this understanding lead us in our sacred music? Interesting things happen in our lives when we worship God.
Henri Potiron’s 1935 organ accompaniments for Vespers (270 pages) for free download!
The unification of our lives, the orientation to the ultimate goal that gives meaning to every proximate and particular goal we seek, is the work of the sacred liturgy.
Can anyone help me understand this sentence in the Foreword?
Lassus (†1594) was a celebrity musician in his day, and at least 2,000 of his masses, canticles, motets and hymns have survived. He was also bipolar, then called “melancholia hypochondriaca.”
I hope you enjoy this SATB version of the St. Edmund Arrowsmith Mass, a simple musical setting for “MR3” (Roman Missal, 3rd Edition).
I will be releasing hundreds of these B/W religious line art drawings for free and instant download. These beautiful Catholic “woodcuts” were done with magnificent skill. “Download Free Traditional Catholic Clipart”
Excuse me, but . . . Say what? “If Christ entered the room, we’d be on our feet in an instant. We would not kneel.”
Another Year of Blessings
There have been several errors found in the Chabanel Psalms Vocalist Book.
The hymn that gave us “Do Re, Mi” and how to type it. PDF score included.
The St. Paul Choir School is now looking for talented third grade boys to apply and audition for entry in September of 2013. Director, John Robinson states,“The daily round of sung liturgy provides the perfect training ground for young singers.”
“Where on earth do you come up with the notion of omitting the Gradual? You talk about the necessity of going back to the very oldest of the Church’s traditions.” — Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt
It’s not really a bleak post, I promise.
“While it is not obligatory for women to wear mantillas, I personally think they’re a beautiful and elegant way to show reverence for Christ.” — Matt Fradd
A picture is worth a thousand words . . .
“We had in the Church when I was growing up . . . there was a kind of special language we used in Church, and I was sorry to see it go . . . There wasn’t anything wrong with that. It was a language we used in talking to God.” — Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
“To this day, the Papal living quarters remain empty, in spite of the fact that two popes live nearby.” — Rome Reports