The text of this hymn is the Church’s oldest Latin Eucharistic hymn, translated by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.
Archives for July 2019
The parish’s new venture, the St. Rita Choral Academy, is the brainchild of Dr. Alfred Calabrese.
“How I love the multiple settings of each text, which can be interchanged as required by seasonal and festal usage.” —Maestro Behnke
Readers already know I believe in the value of Music Theory…
Most of these students, without ever having studied the Church’s documents on liturgical music, have an innate sense that our sacred mysteries require sacred music… and they WANT IT!
This recording was completed last night (23 July 2019).
The Soprano line was sung by a young lady in the 8th grade—and she did very well.
“If you set the bar low, a boy will crawl underneath it—but if you set the bar high, he will leap over it.” —Charles Cole
If a girl in the 2nd grade can learn it after hearing it only a few times, I believe everyone is capable of learning it.
I can’t always recognize a hymn tune by its name, especially when the Missalette only provides lyrics. Please don’t judge me; that’s the honest truth.
…the saddest are these: “It might have been!”
During the Symposium, a wonderful young lady from Las Vegas taught students how to create multi-track recordings.
Liturgy of the Hours and Divine Office books become enormous when they include all the music for singing the psalms. Fortunately here are the tools to bring the music to your screen.
Traditional hymnody is often easier to sing: simpler melodically and rhythmically, and generally more substantive in theology.
We will not be considering musically absurd examples from the past.
St. Paul’s Choir School is one of only three Catholic choir schools in the United States, and provides an approach we might call the apprenticeship method.
I am deeply grateful to faith-filled choral singers because of their willingness to understand these 10 things
Do you hear the little counter-melody added by the organist to several verses?
…including a live recording of the Kyrie by Palestrina!
Recordings from Symposium 2019 are beginning to appear!