The music of Mæstro Clark was featured in the “Metro Section,” which has a tremendous circulation.
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For those who have never experienced Vespers, an answer like that comes across as “gobbledygook.”
In the 1962 Missal, a section called “præfationes in tono solemniore” contains ornate melodies for the Preface. An article posted on the blog of the Church Music Association of America claims the tone comes from “the late 19th century” and said its elimination “is one of the very few good things which the post-Conciliar reform […]
Destroying the season of Epiphany was in direct disobedience to Vatican II.
Today’s communion antiphon is a masterpiece of musical exegesis.
The musical style is totally secular; similar to what one might hear on the radio.
This was posted in 2013, but you’ll want to bookmark it.
Those who direct small choirs are always looking for great repertoire.
A smaller group sings for the 9:00am Mass; a large chorus sings for the 11:00am Mass.
My brother immediately said: “I would never use this; it’s terrible, Jeff.” — And he was correct!
Opportunities to be immersed in Latin are still available this spring.
They were: (1) Cardinal Palazzini; (2) Cardinal Stickler; (3) Cardinal Mayer; (4) Cardinal Oddi; (5) Cardinal Casaroli; (6) Cardinal Gantin; (7) Cardinal Innocenti; (8) Cardinal Ratzinger; (9) Cardinal Tomko.
A short version of the INTROIT for the feast of the Epiphany has been added to the Saint René Goupil Gregorian Chant Website.
Only fellow choirmasters know how much work choirmasters do “behind the scenes.”
“As a pastor of souls, I wince at this sort of language directed at good Catholics…” —Monsignor Charles Pope
For the Blessing of Holy Water on Epiphany Eve.
Whether one considers the Missale Vetustum or the post-conciliar calendar—or even the 1908 calendar—the feasts which follow Christmas are very confusing. Last year I created this comparison chart. I hope you find it helpful. As far as I can tell, my chart is the first effort to carefully detail the changes made to post-Christmas feasts […]
The early history of Solesmes plainchant research provides a historical parallel for responding to current Vatican liturgical rules.
In a 14th century manuscript, I found some alternate melodies for the “Dóminus vobíscum” and “Et cum spíritu tuo.” I’m not sure we could ever use these at Mass; most priests have a hard enough time with the Editio Vaticana melodies!