My friends, for the record, this coming Sunday has something which is pretty rare. It is an example of Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Solesmes adding an ictus marking to their previous (1908) version of the Graduale Romanum. You can examine before and after. Do I feel better, having pointing this out? I absolutely do…
Church musicians: Is this what we’re doing wrong?
We did both versions: One is quite popular, the other less so.
Folks, this is pretty cool.
Talk about whatever subject you desire…except musical “style”—because doing so might get you killed.
…you be the judge…
Currently, 759 people dislike his article, while only 73 support it.
Ten ways to make your musical selections during Mass a delight for all present.
Here’s an audio excerpt (33 seconds) of a setting for Kyrie VIII which was recorded live last Sunday at our parish in Los Angeles. The setting (“Missa de Angelis”) is by composer Richard Rice, and you can download the free PDF if you click here and scroll to the bottom. I think Richard’s composition is […]
William F. Buckley speaking on television about Monsignor Ronald Knox.
“Custom preserves many things in liturgy after their first reason has ceased.” —Father Adrian Fortescue
Can Gregorian Chant be harmonized? Does it work? Monsignor Jules Vyverman demonstrates for us!
Vernacular hymns at Communion during EF High Mass—your thoughts?
Covid restrictions here in California are still extremely severe—switching “two weeks to flatten the curve” into “two years to flatten the curve.” Since 2020, we’ve had police breaking into our church to check if everyone is wearing a mask…even when only 5-6 people are present! But we were allowed to have a small percentage of […]
…including rehearsal videos for each individual voice.
From a manuscript created circa A.D. 1497.
Also included: Five (5) rare rhyming renderings into English.
“E.S.” in North Dakota writes: “I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all the hard work you have put—and continue to put—into your wonderful website. In the past two years, my parish has moved from a little house basement into a brand new church and gone from a few families […]
On Palm Sunday, the Passion was read. Immediately after mention is made of the betrayal by Judas, the Holy Eucharist is introduced. Is this not a condemnation of “Christians” who deny the Church teaching on the SANCTISSIMUM? Here is Matthew 26: And Judas that betrayed him, answering, said: “Is it I, Rabbi?” He saith to […]
What is a Catholic Hymnal? How old are these hymns?