When Father Fortescue was diagnosed with cancer, he was seen to kiss devoutly the Altar on which he had so frequently celebrated Mass before going to the hospital to die.
Archives for March 2022
We already released Part 2; today we release Part 1.
Fulton J. Sheen reminded us: “Many a pontiff goes through life without making a single infallible decision … not one.”
Mr. Currie complained about hymn lyrics that “unduly emphasize the human nature of the Savior.”
The clinicians for Sacred Music Symposium 2022 have been officially released! You can see them by downloading this PDF file. Please help us spread the word. Thank you!
Sometimes what goes without saying must be said.
Today Dr. Calabrese talks about James MacMillan’s “Seven Last Words From The Cross.”
Finding the “perfect” accompaniment for hymns can be challenging. Here’s my attempt.
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The conscientious choirmaster takes people where they are and then—carefully and prudently—leads them to something higher.
A generous person in Paris sent us the 1921 organ accompaniment to the Requiem Mass (“Missa Pro Defunctis”) harmonized by Julius Bas, who was associated with the Abbey of Solesmes. You can download the entire PDF file for free at the Lalande Library. I must say, what Bas does with Dies Irae sequence is fascinatingly […]
I could not function as a choirmaster without this collection.
I believe many choir members will stop coming back if the music is always the same.
In this meeting—and subsequent statement—Pope Francis made it clear that institutes like the FSSP are not affected by “Traditionis Custodes.”
Two members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter recently met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (You can read the whole story.) The Pope insisted that the FSSP should be “preserved, protected, and encouraged.” Moreover, Pope Francis made it clear that institutes such as the Fraternity of Saint Peter are not affected by the […]
What I’ve labeled “musical diversity” could also be thought of as “balance.”