In graduate school, one is taught a valuable lesson: if you emphasize everything, nothing is emphasized. In other words, putting every other word in bold or italic (or both) wrecks your paper. I never to use the word “best”—but today I make an exception. The book of organ interludes released today by my colleague is […]
Archives for August 2022
A terrific collection of organ interludes (manuals only) for free PDF download.
Kyrie “Missa de Angelis”—recorded yesterday by a volunteer choir.
The Church rightly promotes Marian devotion during the months of May and October, but here are five tips for making your music program more Marian now.
Does this sound like a “hymn” to you? Or does it sound like a “chant” composition?
“Vespers was crafted and conducted masterfully. We chanted each of the psalms in monastic style, alternating the verses between the two sides of the choir. ”
In this article, I examine the elusive provenance of what some have called “the most popular piece of plainsong.”
Last week, I posted an SATB choral setting of the SANCTUS in a ‘contemporary’ style. You might want to consider this piece for two reasons: (1) It’s extremely brief; (2) Free rehearsal videos are available for each individual part. The piece is by Father Lhoumeau.
There is great continuity between the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo. In light of Pope Francis’ “Desiderio desideravi” and “Traditionis custodes” this deserves a closer look.
“A year ago I knew very little about sacred music, but what a marvelous journey it’s been!” — Harrison Hoge
Add these fuguettes and trios to your repertoire with minimal practice time.
Dr. Luca Ricossa has made a YouTube recording of this Sequence!
A choirmaster in Alabama who feels “frustrated and confused” wrote to us.
“I guess we didn’t know what we had until we lost it…” —Special assistant to Nixon, Ford, and Reagan
“My dad had passed away the previous week, and the Symposium brought me closer to God at a time when I needed it the most.…” — Eric L.