In the circles I typically frequent, NPM is seen as something of a lost cause. I’ll admit that as recently as a few years ago, I thought so, too.
In which we music directors get to not act like the hypocrites.
Show and tell. Mostly show.
Fast food and the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.
Indianapolis and the 2014 CMAA Colloquium.
It’s not really a bleak post, I promise.
This timeless text is the high point of this liturgy.
This week, we will take a look at the reading and Responsory.
Part 1 of the Evening Prayer walkthrough series.
Celebrating Vespers well in your local parish.
Ordinary Time doesn’t mean what you think it means, and even if it does, you’re probably wrong.
The temporal reality of the liturgy that cannot be bound by recordings.
The choir director as a model for singing.
Short and sweet regarding composing.
Isn’t this what is meant by the “active participation” that is one of the liturgical goals of the Second Vatican Council?
How to feed your choir in non-musical ways.
Free responsorial-style Communion antiphons for Ordinary Form Mass use.
The Cub Scout motto and how we should always render our best work to God.
Part 2 of the congregational singing series.
The perennial problem of congregational singing.
Is music your whole life? Should it be?
Presenting a choir piece for the Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday
In which I make Prince references to describe the Ash Wednesday Kyrie.
For the record, I double-checked the Missal, and learned something about the rubrics myself . . .
In which I forget parts of the Mass Ordinary and try to get through it anyway.