“The more closely a composition approaches the Gregorian melodic form, the more sacred it becomes.”
Archives for August 2015
Featuring Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Dr. William Mahrt, and Fr. Uwe Michael Lang
Here’s a chart with rubrics from the 1974 “Graduale” translated into English.
Something of a duet of the Communion Antiphon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost—part of preparing for Mass
If you are not familiar with the works of composer Frank La Rocca, you should be. His works move contemporary sacred music towards the realization of Vatican II.
The Liturgy is the cake and Sacred Music is the frosting…
Astounding video about how the Amiens Cathedral was saved by a medieval “iron band-aid.”
A Collection of 115 Motets and Hymns, with an Easy Mass for Two Equal Voices.
“Reconciled for evermore to thy Church, do thou watch over her, O Lord…”
“Re-discovery of the Church’s Sacred Tradition: II Kings 22” by Fr. David Carter, JCL.
I dare you NOT to immediately assign this piece to your choir!
Simply dive in and do it. Remember how quickly your children grew up and left home? That is all the longer it takes.
University professors don’t sit around wondering whether they should teach the music of Tomás Luis de Victoria or Marty Haugen.
“Creating these etchings reminds me of my mother’s deep spirituality.” —John McCarthy
When your choir isn’t ready for polyphony…
A priest named “Reuschius”…
God is amazing. Families are amazing. God working in families is amazing.
Praise and Worship can be dangerous and confusing…
“This honest, magnanimous and public statement made my struggle totally worthwhile.” —Colin Mawby
The cantors do something I never thought of in this video…
“We have received, O Lord, thy heavenly sacrament…”
Report on the Summer Sacred Music Workshop in Jasper, GA.
“Until we are blue in the face, we could repeat what Vatican II said about Gregorian chant…”
All 255 pages of this famous hymn book can now be downloaded as a PDF.