Guest submission (1 September 2023) by Alasdair Codona of Glasgow, Scotland.
“Perhaps surprisingly, not one word of three syllables in the ancient Easter sequence ‘Laudes Salvatori voce’ is sung to the rhythm of a dactyl.” —Alasdair Codona
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.