A word of encouragement for choirmasters…
Archives for October 2017
This PDF score has the Latin (on one side) and two English versions on the other.
“We are giving the world a chance to think about the ethics of choosing which humans get a chance at life.”
…including two reasons I believe a liturgical reform was desired in the 1960s.
The Roman Rite gives strong attention to the presence of the saints.
This work is based on the Gregorian Chants of the Requiem Mass. It was directly inspired by the Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the 2012 Sacred Music Colloquium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a King. For this was I born, and for I this came I into the world…”
It’s hard for us to remember that the famous composers were not hired as such—they were hired as singers.
Peter Philips: “Polyphony shouldn’t be sung with absolute straight tone—that is not real singing!”
Lyrics from GIA Worship IV Hymnal: “Who is this who eats with sinners, calling luckless losers winners?”
A thought from Dietrich von Hildebrand
Every single piece has free rehearsal videos for your choir members!
The Church Music Association of America is pleased to announce the third Winter Sacred Music Workshop for Chant and Polyphony.
“Fr. Ryan told me he’s amazed at how the liturgy has been transformed, and that never in seminary did he believe this kind of liturgy would be possible at a Montana parish.”
“…be ye filled with the holy Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord…”
Fr. Guido Maria Dreves was a Jesuit priest who died in 1909.
November 2nd will be here soon!
A thoughtful reading of an icon at the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai, Egypt
A little more on the triumphal chant inspired from Roman victory celebrations.
“Let Thy healing power, O Lord, in mercy deliver us from our waywardness and cause us ever to cleave to Thy commandments…”