To prove that anybody can learn to use GABC (Gregorio) in five seconds to create Gregorian chant scores, I created this training video while holding a 6-month-old baby.
Archives for June 2013
“The GLORIA of the Mass set to a Polka beat or in the style of rock music is not sacred music.” — Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland
Sigh . . What to do when you’re the greatest of the great?
If there is any one section of “Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship” to become very familiar with, it is this one, and for rather intriguing reasons.
Love Beyond Words
Those from the Diocese of Marquette and neighboring dioceses are highly encouraged to attend!
“I have listened to the CD with great enjoyment. When listening to the Cistercian Nuns of Saint Mary’s Abbey, one realizes that they do not just sing at prayer or sing their prayers: their very singing is prayer, according to the axiom, Those who sing well, pray twice.” — Quote from a listener.
Those who take away the density of ritual and the solemn beauty of the ineffable will not gain more worshipers; they will merely give them more reasons to go away and find something more interesting to do.
This week, we will take a look at the reading and Responsory.
The crucial question was not asked: “Is the New Translation more accurate than the previous one?”
Dr. Scott Smith speaks about the Mass Propers in a “live” phone interview.
Why do 99% of Catholic Churches replace 100% of the Mass Propers 99% of the time?
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”
Nuptial Mass Responsorial Psalms, Gospel Acclamations, Introits, Offertories, simple organ interludes, training videos, PDF scores, and more . . . all for free!
Not the Watershed, but True Worship
Can you find all the letters in this ancient symbol? Every Catholic knows how the Preface begins: “It is truly right and just, our duty and salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks . . .”
Including newly typeset Gregorian chant in your booklets has never been easier.