Father De Santi opined that “Solesmes had rid themselves of Pothier by giving him an abbey”—to which Pope Pius X responded that it amounted to “a small compensation.”
Including never-before-released photographs of Monsignor Martin B. Hellriegel.
The occasion I speak of is when he stopped by our home to see us one final time.
I demonstrate how the “Kyrie Eleison” can be adapted for use in the Extraordinary Form.
Regarding the hymn tune called “ST MARK”—have you ever heard or sung this? If you scroll towards the bottom of this recent article, you can hear my choir (which is made up 100% of volunteers) singing it. Some people say the ST MARK melody sounds a little ‘protestant.’ What do you think? I rather like […]
Responding to an inquiry from Wendy Q.
She probably never actually said this, but leave that aside for the moment.
You can download my official résumé.
“I would dismiss it as the second text writer being lazy and stealing someone else’s music…” —Michael H.
It’s possible to sing Carmen Gregorianum with a drone note (a.k.a. “ison”) but is this always a good idea? I’ve heard it done very poorly. We tried singing GLORIA IX with an ison last Sunday. Feel free to listen to this excerpt (Mp3) and let me know your thoughts.
“There is, then, in the Church, in the Catholic liturgy, a music that, as we have just stated, is both a word and a song, a music rich and powerful, although simple and natural, a music that is not self-seeking, which does not attend to itself but comes forth as the spontaneous utterance of religious […]
When I just couldn’t take it anymore, I called up a friend on the telephone and paid him $150 to teach me.
How many Catholics realize how closely the feast of the Epiphany is tied to the Holy Eucharist and Calvary?
Those who celebrate VESPERS each week may wish to download my organ accompaniment booklet (25 pages) for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. This was originally released about a year ago (link), but minor improvements have been made.
The Consilium of Pope Paul VI asked (15 March 1965): “Is it pleasing that the feast of the Holy Family be suppressed?”