E RECENTLY launched a special fundraising drive, and promised to release certain items if we met our goal. Thanks to your generosity, we succeeded; so below are the files we promised. Of course the money is important—because it allows us to survive—but on a level you might not realize, the fundraising also gives encouragement. It demonstrates that our efforts matter enough to readers that they’ll donate (and church musicians are not wealthy). We enjoyed reading the little “notes” you sent in with your pledges, even the electronic ones.
When our contributors get discouraged, I always say the same thing: “Remember we are trying to do something positive. This is not easy; and the proof is how few Catholic websites are positive vs. how many Catholic websites consist of negativity, gossip, and scandal.”
* * PDF Score • Kevin Allen “Gloria” (Never Released)
* * YouTube • Dr. Tappan — TRAINING YOUTH CHOIRS (46 minutes)
This 46-minute video contains a marvelous presentation by Dr. Lucas Tappan.
* * PDF • Jeff Ostrowski — CRUCIAL SURVIVAL TACTICS (12 pages)
This 2017 presentation by Jeff Ostrowski is totally different than the speech he gave in 2016.
* * PDF • Pete Avendaño — REPERTOIRE FOR CHILDREN (17 pages)
You will not want to miss this marvelous list compiled by Pete Avendaño, containing approximately 391 pieces. Mr. Avendaño is one of the world’s most esteemed teachers of youth singers.
* * PDF • Dr. Calabrese — REPERTOIRE FOR CHILDREN (32 pieces)
This list of 32 pieces that work well for children was compiled by Dr. Calabrese for one of his talks.
* * PDF • Dr. Tappan — REPERTOIRE FOR CHILDREN (3 pages)
Dr. Lucas Tappan has assembled a list of pieces “that just work.”
* * PDF • Fr. Popplewell — HYMN TALK (13 pages)
These are the notes Fr. Popplewell used for his talk on hymns.
* * PDF • Dr. Calabrese — RENAISSANCE TALK (2 pages)
These are the notes Dr. Calabrese used for his talk on Renaissance polyphony.
* * PDF • Jeff Ostrowski — ONLINE RESOURCES (5 pages)
Jeff Ostrowski gave this presentation, entitled: “Taking Advantage of Online Resources.”
* * PDF • Nova Organi Harmonia — VOLUME SIX (126 pages)
For decades, we have been searching for Volume 6 of the Nova Organi Harmonia. We have obtained a pristine copy, and made two versions: Low Res (8MB) and High Res (239MB). These are extremely rare Gregorian chant accompaniments.
* * PDF • SYMPOSIUM BOOKLET (260 pages)
This 260-page booklet is not something you can live without.