Today, we received this wonderful message from a Catholic Priest: I want to say thank you for everything you have done to bring back the sense of the sacred in The liturgy. We are going through a liturgical renewal here in the parish where I was assigned as a parochial vicar. I’ve only been a […]
Let it be known: I have added the Pentecost melody (“Veni Creator Spiritus”) to the Seasonal Benediction website. I am slowly adding all the different melodies for the “O Salutaris Hostia”—so we can be seasonally appropriate during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Potiron, Ostrowski, Bragers, Marier, Desrocquettes, Murray, and more!
Nor does this world always punish vice.
Over these next few months, I want to try reach out to our readers.
Before we began recording, the participants unanimously gave permission to post online.
Sigh … another day, another invisible “white note” to ignore!
Regarding the CCW mailing list, a priest (Father E. J.) wrote to us yesterday: “Sometime ago, you wrote something along the lines that none of your emails are copies or merely pitches; each one is individual. I respect you so much for that. I don’t always get to read through them, but they remain in […]
Did you know every Mass is a celebration of our Lord’s Ascension? — Here’s proof.
It’s hard to believe, but Father Knauff’s “Christ the King Hymnal for Congregational Singing” (1954) omitted this hymn!
Including O SALUTARIS (“O Saving Victim Opening Wide”) and TANTUM ERGO (“Down in Adoration Falling”) in Latin and English.
My brain can’t accept the approach chosen by this “Graduale”…
Father Lawrence Lew, OP, is perhaps the world’s greatest photographer.
I’ve really been enjoying singing from the Père Daniel Kyriale (126 pages), which is a fabulous little book. I had no idea it would turn out so nicely—incredibly useful, and the printing is super crisp. I noticed something quite strange the other day: Kyrie X (an extremely ancient chant) contains a skip of a seventh. […]
“I am a 25-year-old organist and cantor from the mountains of Northern Colorado. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your friends for working hard to bring excellent content to your website and my inbox. I have found many, many awesome resources to help me stay faithful to the Church’s stance and […]
The way to “repeat” Alleluia during Eastertide confuses many people.
This hymn by Caelius Sedulius (Christian Poet from the 5th century) has been translated into English by a Catholic priest.
“The late Archbishop Sheen once pointed out how the Greeks in their language had three different words for love…”
This has been called the “incomparable and indispensable” hymnal for Catholics.
A few years ago—during the Sacred Music Symposium—I suggested to the audience that the “Our Father” and the “Alleluia” should be considered part of the Ordinary of the Mass (for the Ordinary Form). In my own settings, such as Mass of the English Martyrs, I treated the “Our Father” accordingly—and here in Los Angeles, we […]