Fifteen years typing up the Proclamation of Moveable Feasts!
A simple misunderstanding that arises with new choir members who are aware of the Christmas Carol called Gaudete and that the Third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday.
What do you use to countdown to Christmas?
Tantum Ergo or Canta Merlo? A bit of fun with Italian and Latin.
A good chant to begin with. Print a copy with interlinear translation and join with one of the best known chants from the Church Universal.
A little more on the triumphal chant inspired from Roman victory celebrations.
A really old hymn commemorating the Stigmata of St Francis of Assisi.
How to learn to read 20% of the Missale Romanum – forget “Amo, Amas, Amat” – dive into the most frequently used words.
Our Lady sings Magnificat with tones surpassing sweet – and you can too with this simple Gregorian chant setting.
Are chairs or pews a hindrance or a help?
Singing isn’t just a Sunday thing – if you want to sing well, then it’s good to sing everyday! Bring this ancient antiphon into your life and see how it goes.
I had a go at finding the structure of the melody…
There are 33 days to prepare for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this centenary year, starting Monday April 10.
Learning enough to use Latin liturgically is important and easy if you have the information. Including a short video giving tips to cover most Church Latin pronunciation.
A new CD you don’t have yet full of beautiful music raising funds for bringing more beautiful music to Tasmania.
A stepping stone towards singing this motet with a small choir – a recording for the middle voice of Fr Friel’s 3 part motet.
Burning CDs may seem old-fashioned, but many people still rely on their CD players. All the shortcuts, plus a free recording of Audi Benigne Conditor.
A tip for sight-reading chant – start with a Do La Fa to anchor your ear and find the starting note from the tonic.
Directing music for a Sung Mass can be terrifying. Here’s a tip to help you avoid one trap.
“It is solemnly made known, dearest brethren that, just as we—through the bounteous mercy of God—have rejoiced in the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ…”