My goal is to clarify and illumine what I believe exactly is at stake when we debate the rhythm in chant. I shall first attempt to summarize the core arguments that each of the main authors in this blog series use.
“It is even more encouraging when a concert with 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑐 Catholic music is done.” —Mæstro Fritz
This coming Saturday (8 July) at 7:00pm, EWTN will be broadcasting …
To (re)Harmonize a Hymn—“Anima Christi” by Dr. Theodore Marier
Ever thought of changing the way you play a hymn without needing to have studies advanced theory and harmonization techniques? Here are two ways of changing the way you are playing a hymn without changing the harmony or re-voicing it.
Have you seen a musician using a tablet to read their music as they performed? Ever wondered how that would work in your choir or for you?
As church musicians, we have incredible responsibility and influence.
Have you ever considered how a class on Gregorian chant would be received? Why is there an increasing desire among Catholics to include chant in the Mass and liturgy? Look at how one such class was received in Southern California. Outline included of class structure.
William Fritz is a composer, pianist, organist, liturgical musician and director of music at St. John the Baptist Parish in Costa Mesa, CA.