We are excited to announce a new Blog dedicated to Sacred Music & Liturgy!
Jeff holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas . . .
Perhaps the reader is wondering why I keep saying the same thing over and over again . . .
The best kept secret of the Second Vatican Council …
“It is a queer type of mind that actually is interested in knowing whether the deacon should stand at the right or the left of someone else at some moment.” Why would Dr. Fortescue say this?
Edwin Fischer was considered the greatest Swiss pianist. I believe Alfred Cortot was also Swiss, but most people considered him French.
This book looks like it would make a wonderful Christmas gift!
Have you noticed that absolutely everything is shown on television these days?
Physical gestures of reverence and adoration play a huge part in Catholic worship . . .
“Good things come to them what wait.” This bizarre phenomenon continues to haunt my life.
“What I’m tempted to believe rises to the level of an axiom: We always have time for whatever it is that we want to have time for.”
Download five (5) different free versions of the “Ubi Caritas”
PART 2: How do hymns fit into the Catholic Mass ?
PART 1: What is a Catholic “hymn” ?
A brief summary: What are the Mass Propers?
The Easter Proclamation (“Exsultet”) sung on Holy Saturday Night New Translation (Roman Missal, 3rd Edition)
The Gloria is not said during Lent, so musicians can “get away” with using a slightly longer Kyrie . . .
The phenomenon continues.
Happens every time . . .
QUESTION: Are there any composers alive today writing truly great Sacred music?