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…”
Looking for a chariitable appeal you can support in good conscience? Check out this new Vestment Fund.
Sydney might not be famous for spiritual endeavours. Here is a peak at a few upcoming retreats for men.
Simplicity and predictability are important for being inclusive.
Have you ever been asked to sing some Gregorian chant? How do you choose a representative piece?
The flexible and stirring chant that is almost a war cry. Two versions to download.
A handy online copy of Compline according to the 1962 liturgical books dynamically adapting to the day of the week, feast or feria and looks great on small screen mobile devices.
A church musician’s work may well be priceless. We don’t need to have gratitude for our natural talent, though talent can make life easier. The big honour is to serve God at the summit and source of Christian life.
Last minute preparations for a Corpus Christi Procession.
Getting more mileage out of a beautiful hymn by alternating 4 part verses with the chant.
Hearing a movie theme in the Alleluia verse from the Easter Vigil. Gregorian chant has all the good tunes.
More bells – enormous bells from Cologne Cathedral, bells from the country in southern France and bells from Ohio.
A little book of Gregorian chant hymns for the every occasion, with a collection of recordings for those unfamiliar with chant notation. Now more than a decade since the first edition and still going strong.