A month of William Byrd … in Dallas, Texas!
“The Byrd Masses were printed without title pages, and with no reference to a composer. It was too dangerous to do so.” —Dr. Calabrese
Book Review: “The First Christian Hymnal”
You will hear, as the service progresses, how unisons become more and more refined and how subtlety finds its way into the psalmody.
I am imagining a new ensemble, built out of necessity, for the singing of polyphonic motets and even Mass ordinaries.
It stands to reason that if someone wants to sell a lot of books, he should put something in there that people want to buy.
If someone is not entertained watching a live streamed Mass, they can just change the channel.
“I have made the mistake in the past of scheduling a whole set of new pieces for three of four weeks in a row.”
So many are distraught that they are unable to receive the Eucharist. The dryness of the Lenten desert is real.
I am thrilled that my parish, St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, TX, will host Mr. Latry this Sunday evening for an extraordinary concert of French music.
Our choirs should not sound mechanical. Beautiful music its waiting to be discovered.
I know how difficult it can be to introduce chant to a Novus Ordo parish.
On the ground in our parishes and in our choirs is where the truth lies. Let us not retreat.
I started to realize how little time we spend thinking about these things…
Grown up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.