Including a scanned copy of a rare “Graduale” (Pustet, 1911) released a few minutes ago—for the first time in history!
Archives for August 2023
Today, we release the congregational “Lamb of God” with SATB polyphonic extension.
“I find Anerio’s work here to be excellent, and I hope you do as well.” —Dr. Charles Weaver
Some feel the most irresponsible 1960s reformer was Fr. Godfrey Diekmann. The Second Vatican Council had solemnly declared: “In accordance with the centuries-old tradition of the Latin rite, the Latin language is to be retained by clerics in the divine office.” In spite of this clear directive, Diekmann (3 March 1964) wrote: “What young candidate […]
Bishop Brennan selected the version by Fulton J. Sheen. He began weeping (towards the final station) because of their beauty and poignancy.
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Ash Wednesday
Today we release an exceedingly rare 1661 edition of the Graduale Romanum, in high resolution and in full color!
As of a few minutes ago, you may go here to download the organ accompaniment booklet (25 pages) I created for the feast of the TRANSFIGURATION. Obviously, that feast will not take place for another year. Nevertheless, several techniques I used may be of interest to those who create liturgical booklets.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn!
My assistant and I recently had the privilege while in England to have lunch with Dr. Ronny Krippner…
The professor inserted himself into our conversation, saying: “You’re both being foolish…”
I mentioned a 3-Voice Setting of the AGNUS DEI, based on a Canon by William Byrd (d. 1623) in the context of the “hairpin” technique, something I really will emphasize this coming season. The piece is for Soprano, Middle, and Baritone. (The “Middle” voice should ideally be a mixture of women and men.) Recently, we […]
The day Father Valentine bowed alongside me…