Occasionally the Solesmes rhythmic markings are surprising, as in one of tomorrow’s alleluias. Can we make sense of this?
Today’s communion antiphon is a masterpiece of musical exegesis.
The early history of Solesmes plainchant research provides a historical parallel for responding to current Vatican liturgical rules.
A massively underrated composer died 500 years ago today.
Announcing an opportunity for graduate-level summer study in sacred music.
Two of our authors offer thoughts about the meaning of the liturgy within the context of our daily lives.
What if we take medieval music pedagogy seriously? Do its methods have anything to offer us today?
My personal encounter with him left a strong impression, which I will share here.
When faced with restrictions on the size of the choir, history suggests that we can adapt music for smaller groups, including groups with only one singer.
On how tunes change over time, with a reflection on the sacred duty of hymn editors.
Charles Weaver is on the faculty of the Juilliard School…
Polyphonic settings from a thirteenth-century Italian convent teach us how we might add a second part to a piece of plainchant.