Who doesn’t like to talk about Gregorian Chant?
A new collection of organ works based on familiar and beloved plainchants
As both performer and teacher, James David Christie models excellence and beauty.
“My wish is that our viewers will walk into Sunday Mass with a new attentiveness…” — Stephanie Scogna
“Sacerdotes Dei” — Introit for the Ordination of Priests
All that matters is God’s call of service—God’s agenda. This mission of service is primary. Service is a form of love.
Good-hearted musicians amplify success musically, economically, and spiritually.
“He is in every way a composer of Bach’s stature and accomplishment both technically and expressively.” ~ Scott Metcalfe
Chant-based works for Lent
Quite curiously, the first full-time employee this developer and builder hired as pastor was a musician. A musician? Really? Yes.
Despite such a bleak picture, so many musicians remain faithful and loyal servants of the Church. This is hope.
I’m embarrassed to say, I feel I have only discovered this necessity recently.
They open the doors to people of all faiths and backgrounds. But they will celebrate the Eucharist, Adore the Blessed Sacrament, and administer the sacraments boldly out on the open for all to witness and experience.
This work is based on the Gregorian Chants of the Requiem Mass. It was directly inspired by the Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the 2012 Sacred Music Colloquium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Free Download: Three Entrance Antiphons For the Celebration of Marriage
“When I introduce young minds to the beautiful heritage of Church music, it’s always amazing to see just how much they love the great music we have been given.” — John Robinson
The liturgical battle over celebrating Mass “ad orientem” is insignificant at this time. Far more important is reverent liturgy and the proper implementation of Vatican II.
“If you, the bereaved, cannot give voice to your grief in this moment, we shall do it for you.”
What does the Incarnation have to do with the Communion Procession? A great deal.
The ability to say “no” is an important gift of which much good can come, if used with wisdom, mercy, and kindness.