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I am bewildered.
This melody won’t leave your head—it keeps playing “on repeat.”
Feel free to download this Organ Accompaniment Booklet for Trinity Sunday (Second Vespers). Notice how the modes progress by number. Psalm 1 is mode 1; Psalm 2 is mode 2; Psalm 3 is mode 3; Psalm 4 is mode 4; Psalm 5 is mode 5. I am told by an expert that other feasts (such […]
In the days before Vatican II, dioceses had their own special feast days.
I continue to search for the most beautiful way to present the “pure” Editio Vaticana scores. (Technically, the “pure” rhythm of the official edition is what everyone is supposed to use.) You can download my latest attempt, which is the Introit for this coming Sunday: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Because this is not […]
As singers performed this Kevin Allen piece, they wept—but crying is bad for singing technique!
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Can modern composers write hymns? Are they stirring?
I created this organ accompaniment booklet for organists who will accompany Vespers on Pentecost Sunday. Feel free to download it; it might give you some ideas or inspiration. Be warned: It looks pretty sloppy. (The organist is the only one who sees it.)
A very intelligent singer admitted that only yesterday did he finally come to understand what a “melismatic mora vocis” is. Only yesterday did he come to understand the “white notes” (blank spaces). You can see the Introit for Pentecost Sunday only has two instances of MMV (“melismatic mora vocis”).
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“The Vatican Edition … contains absolutely all that is needed for the exact rendition of the liturgical chant.” —Sacred Congregation of Rites (1911)
J. F. M. kindly made us aware of the following video clip, which features Kevin Allen.
My choirs have been singing from the “pure” Editio Vaticana rhythm, which is (technically) the official rhythm of the Catholic Church. I haven’t quite decided how I want the scores to look yet, but this one I’ve produced for tomorrow, Dominica Post Ascensionem (“Sunday after the Ascension”).
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A french version (1,798 pages) is also available for free PDF download.
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