Keep God as the center of the choir and direct our music towards Him.
Archives for January 2017
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“May this Communion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin…”
Children can and should be taught Gregorian chant by hearing and repeating—but this binds them to singing only what they have memorized.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
A very helpful recording for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.
To match the ancient acrostic, Erasmus changed the first line to “Herodis Hostes.”
Every so often, we stumble across true excellence. Here’s a prime example.
Fr. Áureo Castro’s setting alternates the chant melody and the choral parts.
To Use or Not to Use?
Communion anthem: “Jesus went down with them, and came to Nazareth and was subject to them.”
This feast has been moved *four times* since it was created in 1893…but that’s not my problem.
Please let me know your thoughts in the FB combox…
I think we can slay the current and popular belief that by making the liturgy, and by extension liturgical music, “relevant” to people we will somehow bring them back to God.
How to make polyphony work for your Ordinary Form Choir.
It’s incorrect to say new Churches must be constructed with table altars.
“Here lies He in the manger, alleluia, Who reigns without end, alleluia, alleluia.”
“Gregorian Chant in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education” — March 10 & 11, 2017