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Article Subtitle: “Brave schola director posts live recording from rehearsal.”
In spite of the devastation caused by Covid-19, I am encouraged to see more and more projects like this!
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I would give anything to know how these girls created this recording—because it’s free rhythm!
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Supremely rare Belgian book with Gregorian Chant!
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To you and your colleagues who helped produce the Brébeuf hymnal, I wanted to drop a line to say “bravo.” I just got a copy and immediately ordered the choral supplement (I ought to have just gotten it in the first place). What an achievement this book is! This is the sort of hymnal one […]
If this had caught on, every chant book—along with every psalm setting of Palestrina, Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, etc.—would have become “garbage” overnight.
Religious instruction from Fr. Robert Nash, SJ. (1943 Imprimatur)
The fourth installment—“Mass settings that work well, even with a single cantor + organist.”
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When we pray from a book which is special, beautiful, and dignified, it helps us focus.
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Imagine trying to read from a score like this!
During my 9 years as president, you know I never ask for assistance unless it’s absolutely necessary.
This remarkable piece by Father Victoria contains a mind-blowing canon between upper voices!