We received this evaluation of Symposium 2022 from an Alabama participant: “Oh, how the Symposium echoed the words of Cardinal Merry Del Val: …choosing only what is most conformed to Thy glory, which is my final aim. In one short and fast paced week, the faculty and attendees showed me the hand of God and […]
Archives for June 2022
I’ve been encouraged to launch a new series!
“I attended Symposium this year, and was absolutely blown away.”
More than eighty photographs give you a “glimpse” of a week dedicated to restoring authentic Catholic music.
Dom Mocquereau, prior to becoming a monk, was a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War.
“Your faculty may never know the depth of how you affected each person there. For my part, I am forever changed…” — Symposium Participant (Texas)
“My God, my Father, and my All, I am ready and willing to accept from Thy hands this day…”
Enjoy this tiny “reward” for your phenomenal response to our fundraiser.
I am bewildered.
Don’t miss the first Mass of an FSSP priest on the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This melody won’t leave your head—it keeps playing “on repeat.”
Feel free to download this Organ Accompaniment Booklet for Trinity Sunday (Second Vespers). Notice how the modes progress by number. Psalm 1 is mode 1; Psalm 2 is mode 2; Psalm 3 is mode 3; Psalm 4 is mode 4; Psalm 5 is mode 5. I am told by an expert that other feasts (such […]
In the days before Vatican II, dioceses had their own special feast days.
I continue to search for the most beautiful way to present the “pure” Editio Vaticana scores. (Technically, the “pure” rhythm of the official edition is what everyone is supposed to use.) You can download my latest attempt, which is the Introit for this coming Sunday: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Because this is not […]
As singers performed this Kevin Allen piece, they wept—but crying is bad for singing technique!
Every choirmaster should place a high priority on recruitment, otherwise in time he commits a form of “choral contraception”…
From Chelan, Washington: “CCWatershed is a God-sent resource that I can’t function without! Such great work by the team to bring beauty back to our liturgy!” From Gainesville, Florida: “I am so appreciative of the work, of my brothers and sisters in music!” From Troutman, North Carolina: “Keep up the excellent work in service of the Liturgy!”
Can modern composers write hymns? Are they stirring?
I created this organ accompaniment booklet for organists who will accompany Vespers on Pentecost Sunday. Feel free to download it; it might give you some ideas or inspiration. Be warned: It looks pretty sloppy. (The organist is the only one who sees it.)
A very intelligent singer admitted that only yesterday did he finally come to understand what a “melismatic mora vocis” is. Only yesterday did he come to understand the “white notes” (blank spaces). You can see the Introit for Pentecost Sunday only has two instances of MMV (“melismatic mora vocis”).