Every choirmaster should place a high priority on recruitment, otherwise in time he commits a form of “choral contraception”…
Archives for June 2022
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”).
From Saint Petersburg, Florida: “Thank you so much for all of your tireless and selfless work in building up the Kingdom of God and Helping us on the path toward heaven! Your work for many years now has borne much fruit in my life and in the lives of whom I work with. May the […]
St. John Paul II Catholic Church joins a growing number of parishes (including the Cathedral) in our archdiocese committed the renewal of both the Sacred Liturgy and Music.
From Pennsylvania: “Thank you for all of the music on your website! It has been of immense help to me as a choir director.” From Minnesota: “Thank you for your awesome ministry! I started going to a Latin mass parish about 10 years ago, and this website has been indispensable to me. I could not […]
“The Vatican Edition … contains absolutely all that is needed for the exact rendition of the liturgical chant.” —Sacred Congregation of Rites (1911)