This is the sort of setting that could only have derived from faith and grown out of the experience of praying these words repeatedly and fervently.
Archives for April 2017
“I would go there Sunday morning and sing Palestrina, William Byrd, Mozart…this magnificent choral music.”
Singing isn’t just a Sunday thing – if you want to sing well, then it’s good to sing everyday! Bring this ancient antiphon into your life and see how it goes.
The older I get, the more I spend on these. If not, what good am I to the prayer of the people?
My daughter freaked out when I told her this.
Register before August 20 to participate in the 2nd Macau International Choir Festival
I watched in fascination as one of the tenors strained to reach notes obviously out of his range. I had never heard the chest voice *forced* so high in the male register.
There’s something remarkable about instances where the people involved don’t realize a recording is being made.
My ignorance vis–à–vis the 1962 Breviary will astound you…
When I first attended the Traditional Mass, I hated it.
The Dedication of a Church is a rare event in anyone’s lifetime.
“Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”
I had a go at finding the structure of the melody…
Here we see the result of so much hard work, one of the great Cathedral Choirs of the world!
The polyphonic imitative style of the Renaissance is a refection of the rational mind and the music of heaven.