The family that sings together prays together.
Archives for February 2016
In spite of what you may have read online, hymns in English were often sung during Low Mass.
“…free us from all sins and dangers, as Thou dost grant us to be sharers in this great mystery…”
Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral hosts a weekly radio program on sacred music.
The altar server plays a very important role in the liturgy.
Can you hear the Canon between Soprano & Tenor?
“The use of Latin in celebrating the new Mass Rite will be encouraged as it has been in the old; Latin expresses the nature of the Church as international and timeless.”
Sacred or Secular? What do you hear?
The Archbishop of Kraków was (for a short time) Senator of the Second Polish Republic.
You can download the program or view the full Mass online.
A little book of Gregorian chant hymns for the every occasion, with a collection of recordings for those unfamiliar with chant notation. Now more than a decade since the first edition and still going strong.
It’s never just about the music.
An old and holy priest talks about prayer and the liturgy.
A good piece for Lent.
We will never inspire a new generation of great Catholic musicians, so sorely needed at this time, if we don’t open their eyes to the “Lost Tools of Learning Music” and point them to the One to Whose praises we hope to sing for ever in the Heavenly Jerusalem.
Is this “tacit” approval really “imaginary” approval?
This simple setting of Gregorian Credo IV uses organ, men’s voices, and women’s voices.
A Literary Approach in an Adoremus Bulletin Article
“Smoke rises from the Mountain of Doom. The hour grows late, and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard seeking my counsel.”
“We solemnly offer the sacrifice at the beginning of Lent, O Lord…”
Lenten discipline : St Philip Neri says “to love to be unknown”; Gandalf says “Keep it secret, keep it safe.”
This SATB setting can be used during any liturgical season and has “O Salutaris Hostia” as one of its verses.
It is easier to capitulate than to educate.
The text is by St. Gregory the Great, who was Pope from 590-604.
If we can solve these 3 misunderstandings, people can fall in love with chant easier!