“The Problem Is Not That We Are Sinners”
Archives for June 2013
Yet another training video, this time simpler than ever.
I have an important question, but nobody seems to care. It has to do with the famous: “When it falls on a Saturday or a Monday, the obligation to attend Mass is abrogated.”
Fr. Pierre Paul is well-known to Church musicians everywhere due to the amazing progress he has personally overseen with the Vatican choirs.
… one week at a time. Some families are keen to teach their children good hymns, but don’t know where to start.
“A real tradition is not the relic of a past that is irretrievably gone; it is a living force that animates and informs the present” –Igor Stravinsky
Vatican II presents a mystical, contemplative, symbolic vision of liturgy, the celebration of which John Paul II said “must be characterized by a profound sense of the sacred.” Is it what you experience at your local parish?
“Gregorian Chant is apt to remain the singing voice of the Church for a good many years to come.” — Fr. Malone, writing in 1962.
This timeless text is the high point of this liturgy.
“It is true that the use of the ancient psalm tones for texts in English has been a matter of recent debate, some asserting that it is not possible to fit the cadences of the Gregorian tones . . .”
Freedom or Slavery?
Considering the history of vernacular translations, which were forbidden at certain times by the Church, the following 1833 document will be of interest.
On 24 December 1596, Nanino records that the singers missed a response of “Amen,” which they were supposed to make after the pope said the Gospel at Matins. But the books were marked so that the same thing would not happen the following year, as it might if they depended only on memory.
The session in Ventura, CA, will include Gregorian notation and solfege, Chant in English and Latin, Counting, Mass Ordinary, and a capstone using the Pange Lingua.
Normally, I hate it when blogs become too personal, but I hope our readers will tolerate me sharing two (2) pictures of our children.
In the 1930s, Dom Gregory Murray did a tremendous service to Church organists by composing many organ interludes without pedals.
Are we being honest when we claim that the “entire congregation” can sing a hymn at Mass? I had to search pretty hard, but finally found someone willing to admit the truth.
Another training video showing another easy way to use gregorio online – this time while holding a 4 month old baby girl!
A guest article by Benjamin Bloomfield about a new Gregorian chant tool.
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”
These days, companies treat their customers like animals. I find it disgusting.
Fr. Richard Mullins is reporting that in July he will be “planting the seeds for an eventual Oratory of St. Philip Neri” with none other than Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Executive Director of ICEL.
Stained glass windows by Barbara Ferabecoli.
Computers making life easier for once. No, really!