Why so much deliberation over every choice? Why so much discussion about a single stanza, or even a single word?
Archives for May 2018
Summer Sacred Music Workshop 2018 in Charlotte, NC!
I included several nasty “Medicæa” harmonizations from the 19th century…
Mode 7 is one of the “tricky” psalm tones.
The Carmelite Sisters at Santa Teresita rarely sing for the public.
The Roman Rite revolves around this sign of our salvation
The Alto line goes down low a few times—but in those days, men might have sung this.
The Notre Dame Priory continues to attract postulants and may have found a permanent home.
Discussion of horrible things that have (sadly) appeared in Catholic hymnals, such as: “And as we float along through outer space, | Past galaxies aglow in dark’s embrace, | Toward other worlds where brothers may await, | Do care for us now in our weightless state.” (Imprimatur 1966)+
Perhaps the supposed over emphasis on the Liturgy among younger Catholics today is just a response to its devaluation since the 1960s.
Sensational opportunity for Roman Catholic boys of all ages!
This annual conference will be held July 7–9, 2018 in Cork, Ireland.
The Hereford Cathedral Choir has been invited to sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Posting choral singing captured by a pocket recorder is always risky…
A “contemporary” composer who’s inspired me since 1998.
Program for 11:00am Mass on 13 October 2019 Call time is no later than 10:35am. 18th Sunday after Pentecost ENTRANCE There is no Asperges, so Organ music then Introit will begin the Mass. INTROIT Men’s Schola — directed by Rene Widmann KYRIE Jules Couture (2-voices) that we practiced GLORIA Gloria 9 • Cantors = Men’s […]
Saint Vitus • 9:00am Mass on Sunday, 8 March 2020 ———We lose an hour Saturday night! Second Sunday of Lent ——Call time for the choir = No Later Than 8:35am ENTRANCE #217 Ex More Docti Mystico … from the Brébeuf hymnal INTROIT Sung by the women; from Goupil-Chant KYRIE #81668 — Palestrina “Fons Bonitatis” part 1 […]
The focus of this workshop is training in the singing, teaching, and directing of Gregorian chant.
“Sacerdotes Dei” — Introit for the Ordination of Priests
Could there be a nicer hymn than this? It is fresh and glorious.