He loved his mother dearly; photo circa 1956.
Woo Hoo! The preëminent conference for Church musicians announces dates for its fifth year!
Is there a “jail” for people who change the official edition of Gregorian Chant?
My friend, Richard J. Clark, sent me a screenshot from the “Catholic Organist Group.”
Only an insane person would post this publicly—but I “fit the bill”…so here goes!
The resignation of Martin Baker was quite a shock to the Catholic world.
Dr. Terry says: “The melody must be clearly defined, free from triviality and trite clichés, avoiding harmonies that are sugary or sensuous.”
The 2nd part has blank staves, so you can compose your own harmonies!
“On 12 March 1908, the complete publication of the Roman Gradual was issued by the Vatican Press. On that very day, Dom Pothier solemnly presented the first copy to the Holy Father. A witness of the audience says that Pius X wished to be the first to see the new book; he opened it at […]
A very prolific harmonizer of Gregorian chant in the early 20th century was Mr. Julius Bas. He often uses a very strange technique, wherein he employs rests to eliminate the Alto, Tenor, and Bass voices. Consider what he did with “Lumen ad revelationem” here: * JPEG • Lumen ad revelationem It seems quite lazy, and I’ve […]