M.B. wrote to us: “Dear Corpus Christi Watershed: please keep posting beautiful hymns! You have no idea just how helpful it is to me! God bless the work and efforts that you pour into making the liturgy more beautiful for God’s glory!”
Now that choirs are beginning to come back…
The Pentecost Sequence harmonized by Father Green, Father Jones, Dom Gregory Murray, Max Springer, Achille P. Bragers, and more!
If you look in the 1952 Australian Hymnal by Father Percy Jones called The Saint Pius X Hymnal, you will see that they substitute “Confirma Hoc” from Confirmation with the Offertory antiphon on Pentecost Sunday. Thoughts? Was that cheating?
My friend L.F. has informed me that the editors of the 1965 Missale Romanum seem to have deliberately deleted the part about “raising the children in the Catholic Faith.” Do you agree? See for yourself. How would you translate that passage into English? Please email me at: email@example.com
From one of my composition teachers…
I wanted to become a Franciscan priest, and became one. But I certainly landed in places and assignments I never dreamed of being in.
What is the best way to get your choir singing when they first return? Here are some tips…
…including a fancy capital “A” from a medieval manuscript.
Including a wonderful hymn for the Ascension.
Venerable Pope Pius XII explicitly allowed vernacular hymns during High Mass in 1958.
A reader from St. Louis, Missouri, wrote to us: “The work you and your team do is quite possibly the most valuable resource I have come across as a younger Sacred music director and organist. The Brébeuf Hymnal is my most used and referenced resource. Although my church has not adopted it yet (I will […]
Including a live recording of a hymn about a donkey. (Not kidding!)
There is a “hidden rule” about Roman Catholic Hymnals.
A live recording of the Church’s oldest Latin Eucharistic hymn.
Is this normal? (Answer: “yes”)
“Feria Quinta” — which day is that? … Be honest.
I fail to see how such a position can be defended…
Paul Inwood has unwittingly committed a rookie’s error here…
In an emergency, we pull out random hymns from the Brébeuf hymnal. The Brébeuf choral supplement has every single verse—every single verse—written out, which makes reading SATB a breeze. Last Sunday, we pulled out an Easter hymn which is a mix between plainsong and metrical hymnody…and I think this live recording came out nicely! Please […]