A massively underrated composer died 500 years ago today.
A word about “Kleptomaniac Choirmasters.”
Three (3) bullet points, written on a single sheet of paper.
Once these songs get into your head, they won’t leave easily—but that’s okay!
Actual hymn lyrics: “Is it spooky? Is it weird?”
At the conservatory, we’re surrounded by hundreds of professional musicians; but stepping into a Catholic parish the situation is quite different.
Is backroom bowdlerization of Sacred Scripture truly irreversible?
Fulton J. Sheen: “In those days there were no scandal columns, but there were scandalmongers.”
What do you do for Quinceañera Masses, Anniversary Masses, Funerals, and Birthday Masses?
This is a beautiful melody worth learning, worth singing, and worthy of the temple.
Can Protestant translations be dangerous? This paper presents items worth considering.
I personally find the following pairings (hymn text + hymn melody) to be reprehensible…
From a rare book of Franciscan chants (1902)
Christmas Matins from Bavaria…
The ability of your singers to sight-read music instantly does not guarantee a good performance.
Did Vatican II “restore” the hymns—as mandated by §93 of Sacrosanctum Concilium?
Forty images of (IMHO) the patron saints of church musicians.
“In our day and age I think it is good that we all be reminded that Christ will eventually overcome his enemies.”
Did you know Catholics began translating hymns from Latin into the vernacular about 400 years before the Protestant Revolution?
There is much here to contemplate, written by a man with a deep reverence for the Sacred Liturgy and Music of the church…