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Archives for January 2021
Under Covid-19, certain “pre-conciliar” practices have been mandated by the same bishops who previously declared such things to be evil.
For several months, we have discussed the complicated history of the various Christmas feasts: the Baptism of the Lord, the feast of the Holy Family, the Epiphany, and so forth. During a discussion, someone questioned my assertion that in some places Christmas had been part of the Epiphany. As time went on, of course, the […]
In 1947, this book was given a double “Imprimatur” by Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York.
This little-known, accessible motet could serve as your choir’s introduction to the thrilling sonic world of Anton Bruckner.
A documentary on the work of Paul Jerberg — one of the most important voices on sacred music in the Church today
Reflections on the communion chant for the Second Sunday after Epiphany
Why have I been so blessed, and spared such hardships?
“Narrative lies” cannot exist without a storyteller.
Musicians rely on hearing. Hearing is a sense. Synesthesia makes the senses cross over. And that’s where the fun begins….
Statements so appalling, egregious, and atrocious they must be corrected…
A book published by Anglicans in 1965 has this to say about Abbat Pothier’s Editio Vaticana, the musical edition reproduced by books such as the LIBER USUALIS (Solesmes Abbey): “No performing edition of the music of the Eucharistic Psalmody can afford to ignore the evidence of the current official edition of the Latin Graduale, which […]
I’ve never spent as much time creating a Liturgical Chart as I did for this one.
An 18-page PDF for the Solemn Blessing of Water on the Eve of the Epiphany.
A recent encounter made me realize what can happen when we discuss church music with others.
Thoughts from Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu
This is one of my favorite Gregorian hymns; very catchy!
When I see idiotic statements made on the internet, I go nuts. When I see heretics promoted by people who should know better, I get angry. Learning to ignore such items is difficult—very difficult. I try to remember the words of Fr. Valentine Young: “Do what God places in front of you each day.” When […]
The “Blue Laws” were a series of fanatical laws enacted by the Puritans of the colony of Connecticut…
We seem to be sitting around waiting for “that day” when everything in the world, in our country, and in the Church is going to be perfect…