These things must begin at the parish level.
Archives for June 2016
I’ve often told my choir members that before I die they will be singing from music displayed on some form of a tablet, but I never thought I’d see the Capella Sistina blazing the trail!
I cannot imagine a more powerful text.
I hope and pray the Church continues to raise up true artists who will bring the Gospel to the world through the greatest of all the Church’s arts—Music.
If you think we weren’t nervous to sing before so many … think again!
The Goupil Graduals arrived this morning, and they look marvelous!
A church musician’s work may well be priceless. We don’t need to have gratitude for our natural talent, though talent can make life easier. The big honour is to serve God at the summit and source of Christian life.
We’ll be joined by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, our FSSP District Superior, and several FSSP seminarians for a Solemn Pontifical Mass in Hollywood.
It took me—the composer—to realize this is really a work about mother and child.
Reflections on Offering a Colloquium Mass
The Organic Development of the Liturgy and the New Music Breakouts
St. John Vianney was once overheard speaking directly to the Lord.
Gregorian Chant pew cards in Hong Kong.
Eight reasons why every choirmaster needs this new resource.
Explanatory Images from Wilko Brouwers
“The current rubrics of the missal … specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people.” —Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016
A concert of early music by the ensemble “Pro-Arte Saint Louis”
Who could deny the text painting here?
“O God, Who hast prepared good things unseen for them that love Thee…”
I started asking myself how anyone could argue against something like this. After all, isn’t it good to share joy?
Why is the Basilica community so lively and why are they growing so much?
“The singing of the Communion Antiphon alone, which sufficed at sung Mass when Holy Communion was not given, is insufficient under the new conditions…” —Solesmes (1957)
… composed by a Franciscan monk!
Let’s put the organ back on the pedestal it rightfully deserves.
“The Ordinary of the Mass and the hymn at Vespers are the parts of Divine Service in which the congregation is supposed to join.” —Solesmes (1903)