A popular work often performed in concert, when sung within Mass, it offers boundless transcendence.
Archives for November 2021
It may be an ugly booklet, but it got the job done yesterday.
Many centuries ago, this was a “trope” (poetic extension) for a Responsory.
When you read through the translation, you’ll agree this could certainly be sung during Sunday Masses in Advent…
PODCAST! — The Boston Cathedral Singers’ album From the Bell Tower was featured on “Sounds from the Spires” on SIRIUS XM 129 Radio, The Catholic Channel.
If people only knew about this this website, they would be amazed. It is called the “snippets” index, and I could not live without it. We’ve tried everything we can think of to let people know about it—and we’ll keep trying—but even some of our most faithful readers don’t realize that hidden treasure!
During November, our parish sings hymns to Christ the King, All Saints, and the Faithful Departed.
The month of November is dedicated to the souls in Purgatory.
The brief little SATB piece, O Pater Sancte (PDF), has been requested by many. The full title is O Pater Sancte, Mitis Atque Pie (“Father most holy, gracious and forgiving”). The melody occurs many times in the The Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal—including on page 724 with a fabulous translation by Monsignor Knox. The tune […]
Cardinal Antonelli: “I have the impression that much has been conceded to the Protestant mentality, especially in matters regarding the sacraments.”
A USCCB statement: singing psalms at Mass “may create problems” … ?
Four singers at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross sought artistic refuge in the Cathedral bell tower where its bells toll each day. The new album features new music by Kevin Allen and Richard J. Clark
Including more information about the “Pope Pius XII Hymnal.”
No sane person would claim that tunes by Marty Haugen, David Haas, or Rory Cooney constitute polyphony.
When I’m sick with a cold, my hearing becomes clogged and I can’t hear properly—which is a choirmaster’s worst nightmare.