This short piece shimmers with beauty. The arrangement is by Monsignor René Moissenet.
A professor at our conservatory always told us: “An example is worth 1,000 words.”
Fulton J. Sheen told a story about a man who bumped into Abraham Lincoln yelling: “Get out of my way, you big ugly lummox!”
I’ve attempted to create a recording for this coming Sunday according to the official rhythm…
Why do hymns in the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal give so many optional “text only” versions of the hymns? It’s easier to demonstrate than explain. Consider Hymn #24, which allows the director to choose a wonderful melody and easily apply it to the text. Hymnal editors knew about the value of “text only” versions […]
Here’s my attempt at recording all the voices myself, to give you a rough idea how it sounds.
In this official document, we find a remarkable statement!
If you enjoy eavesdropping, here’s a rehearsal excerpt (mp3) of my volunteers singing the exercise I posted last week. This is the second time we’ve used it, and I can definitely hear improvement. You can download this choral warm-up for free.
I find this hymn quite beautiful—and singers love it!
Today is the 15th anniversary of “Summorum Pontificum”—and some clerics are choosing coercion where persuasion has failed.
Lyrics in English, with an (optional) version in Latin.
Your singers might enjoy this vocal warm-up exercise I composed for a volunteer choir.
“As for the subject of whether the music of Tallis, Taverner, and Tye was tainted by the reformation, I would agree with Mr. Ostrowski.” —Reader from Uganda
“Was Mr. Ostrowski ever forced to see the choir stalls he sang in as a boy demolished by iconoclasts?” — Reader from Atlanta (9/8/2022)
This would make a splendid gift for boys attempting to memorize the Latin Mass responses.
The paradigmatic English sonority can only be described as “haunting.” There’s nothing else quite like it.
Father Ould and William Sewell (organist at the Birmingham Oratory of Saint Philip Neri) produced an impressive collection.
Cardinal Roche met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on 27 August 2022.
“The new 𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑙𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑢𝑚 of Pope Paul VI is essentially the same missal that was in use from the time of the Council of Trent…” — Msgr. Richard J. Schuler
Including a stunningly gorgeous (and rare!) hymn by Flor Peeters.