In spite of its imperfections, creating this (draft) booklet required much more effort than I had anticipated.
Someone who heard the CCW plainsong recordings with NOH accompaniment says: “For years I have travelled the continents and crossed the oceans of Gregorian chant in search of a composition and interpretation as sublime as this. The text and the melody are interwoven in a game of mirrors with the interpreters, the singer and the […]
I’m dumbstruck (with joy) to see that my recent video presentation on plainsong rhythm has garnered quite a number of “views” on VIMEO. I also made the full presentation available on YouTube, and—as I write these words—it has collected 700+ views. How cool is it that folks are still interested in the rhythm of Cantus […]
Installment 2 • “How Has Nobody Done This Before?” (series)
“The symposium exceeded all of my expectations.” — Pediatrician, Choirmaster, and Mother of Six Children
From Asia: “I held choir rehearsal yesterday and one of the choir members (singing Alto) was just raving about how she loved the layout of the Brébeuf Choral Supplement because she didn’t have to look up and down for both music and verse—and she loved the ease with which she could sing her part because […]
We received this evaluation of Symposium 2022 from an Alabama participant: “Oh, how the Symposium echoed the words of Cardinal Merry Del Val: …choosing only what is most conformed to Thy glory, which is my final aim. In one short and fast paced week, the faculty and attendees showed me the hand of God and […]
I’ve been encouraged to launch a new series!
“I attended Symposium this year, and was absolutely blown away.”
Dom Mocquereau, prior to becoming a monk, was a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War.
“My God, my Father, and my All, I am ready and willing to accept from Thy hands this day…”
Enjoy this tiny “reward” for your phenomenal response to our fundraiser.
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!
From Chelan, Washington: “CCWatershed is a God-sent resource that I can’t function without! Such great work by the team to bring beauty back to our liturgy!” From Gainesville, Florida: “I am so appreciative of the work, of my brothers and sisters in music!” From Troutman, North Carolina: “Keep up the excellent work in service of the Liturgy!”
Can modern composers write hymns? Are they stirring?