I felt that the Listening and Discernment Guides would make something of a Christmas Party Diversion while my family was all gathered together. We had a lively discussion, following the Guides with a suitable lack of rigidity. I hope the synod itself will be as much fun for the bishops.
A trilogy of movies to convey the immense treasure of the history of the liturgy through personal stories and beautifully filmed footage of the Mass of the Ages.
Tired of dense theological issues and historical comparisons about the new Motu Proprio? Take a little time out to read some simpler reflections on the Latin Mass.
Chanting the Litany of St Joseph with the newly announced invocations.
A Latin hymn to St Joseph with a popular tune – a unison chorus with 4 two part verses.
How exactly does one get from electrical engineering to writing hymnbooks and making videos on singing Gregorian chant?
A hymn for the last week before Septuagesima, or in the weeks leading up to Lent. Squeeze in all the Alleluias you can before they’re put on ice.
I thought making a course on singing the Little Office would be an easy project. However, as with just about everything to do with Sacred Music, there is so much more to it than you expect.
Reviewing the Sunday readings ahead of time is a highly recommended exercise. Now enjoy a crossword puzzle at the same time!
Setting up a virtual pipe organ based on a tiny credit-card sized computer for your home studio.
Revealing the probable contents of the tiny little books in Jeff’s photo from World War II.
“For every hymn which is unequivocally denounced as ‘schmaltzy’ expect to find someone for whom that hymn is what sustained them through a particularly bleak time.”
An Illustrated Book of Gospel Meditations from 1593! Print one for this Sunday to explore and color.
New compositions in the timeless style of great Catholic hymns for all the major feasts, plus insights into the hymnodist’s creative process.
Print an illustrated liturgical calendar with seasonal Gregorian chant excerpts.
The Baronius Press edition is beautiful, but lacks important markings for singers.
To sing at Mass though, you need more than just being able to finish together.
Three priests taking their teaching ministry online during the current restrictions.
Having a printed copy of the Divine Office is a good step, but actually hearing it sung really brings it alive.
It is alright to feel sad. The other alternative would be indifference, and that would be a real tragedy.