In the early XIXth century the Duke of Wellington, speaking of infantry battles, is said to have exclaimed, “All soldiers run away. The good ones come back.”
“This has been extremely successful in my parish, and I plan to continue until I’ve set the entire church year.” —Joshua D. Carey
A package of measures to keep choral singing safe.
In a time of contagion and social unrest, we need plainchant more than ever, even when we stay home.
Covid-19 has forced many parishes to remove all hymnals from their pews: A perfect opportunity for change!
“I was expecting a lot, and it was more than I expected,” Sutherland said.
“How I love the multiple settings of each text, which can be interchanged as required by seasonal and festal usage.” —Maestro Behnke
Under such circumstances, what should the believer do?
Christendom College will offer up to $5,000 for students starting in the Fall of 2019.
Immersion in what defines our very purpose as members of the choir.
What makes for a good responsorial psalm setting? Is it mere singability, a catchy tune, or something more?
“If you occasionally share a habit of mine for getting stuck in one style, take new inspiration here!” —Miss Phoebe Wing
The Carmelite Sisters at Santa Teresita rarely sing for the public.
A proposal for “mutual enrichment”
“I don’t think I need to say why a complete Palestrina online would be a good idea.” —Gervais Frykman
Dogmatic definitions never involve a new doctrine of faith or morals, since whatever a Pope defines must be contained in Holy Writ or in Tradition in order to be infallible.
“I am a firm believer that anyone can learn to sing, even tiny children.” —Andrea Leal
Responsorial Psalms and Alleluias in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux.
We look to Mary to understand the “self reflection” of sacred polyphony.
A guest article by Danielle Duet.
A new Mass by Michael Duryea and two short works by Thomas J. Mosser.
The polyphonic imitative style of the Renaissance is a refection of the rational mind and the music of heaven.
The polyphonic imitative style of the Renaissance is a reflection of the rational mind and the music of heaven.
“At the crowing of the cock, hope returns…”
How to make polyphony work for your Ordinary Form Choir.