Sometimes the obstacles faced by choirmasters seem completely overwhelming.
Archives for September 2019
Saint Paul Choir School cordially invites you and your son to thier Open Houses and vocal auditions on the following dates:
“The editors of the Brébeuf Hymnal have done a great service to the profession.” —Aaron James, Ph.D.
Choir Schools would help to fill our parishes with congregations and choir members who would expect real sacred music sung to a high degree…
A project of The Catholic Artists Society in NYC
Someone took a YouTube recording, and the singing is quite good.
This is part 1 of 3 — and the other parts will be released soon.
This lesson is no less true in the realm of sacred music than it is in the realm of lovers.
“I was expecting a lot, and it was more than I expected,” Sutherland said.
Veronica Brandt wrote about this in 2014. This morning, VOX made her article into a YouTube.
Several English cathedrals hosted peculiar amusements this summer.
It seems Fr. Lyons offered the position to a candidate who later decided not to accept.
The beauty of the Gregorian Kyriale cannot be stopped—and Saint Antoine Daniel is the perfect patron for this!
How one *begins* a rehearsal is crucial.
This may look simple on paper, but it sounds *incredible* when sung by a full choir. Guerrero rocks!
As a young man, I came into contact with an organist who claimed there was no such thing as a “Recessional,” insisting that I was wrong and foolish to use that term.
With permission from the CDF, the nuptial blessing at a sung EF Mass may be chanted according to this melody.
“How surprised people would be next Sunday to see the direction being carried out!” —1943 article
This pipe organ will be heard as it has never been in our lifetimes.
A wonderful medieval Credo, published with “Imprimatur” from 1924.
Sung to the wonderful tune of “Winchester New.”
I would not argue with someone who called this document curious, or even bizarre; it was only in effect for a few years • Also: “Should the Sanctus and Benedictus be split in the Traditional Latin Mass?” • This “Extraordinary Form” question is treated meticulously with full documentation going back 150 years+
I have been searching for ways to bring more choristers into the choir…
A beautiful English translation of “En Clara Vox Redarguit” by Fr. Fitzpatrick.
You can hear the individual tracks if you visit the source website.