Non-rhyming hymns are certainly a strong temptation since they’re so much easier to compose.
On 21 September 2023, composers Dan Schutte, Roc O’Connor, and Bob Dufford stood in the Sanctuary of Old St. Patrick’s Church…
“The time is ripe to reconsider the contributions of Fr. Jan Vollaerts to Gregorian musicology.” —Patrick Williams
They have embraced a certain opinion about matters and will never change—not even on their deathbed.
“Reading deliberate ‘nuances’ into normal variations in handwriting is a solution in search of a problem.” —Patrick Williams
“Somehow, an amplified soloist drowning out everyone else is deemed ‘active participation,’ but a choir of thirty voices singing polyphony is not.” —Patrick Williams
Jeff Ostrowski provides five (5) responses to an assertion made by a priest.
In praise of the Cardine approach to chanting, with some further thoughts on pluralism and correctness in performance practice.
My Mass setting for the Ordinary Form involves your Congregation, your Cantrix, and your Choir.
Can anybody tell where Mæstro Allen is?
“Please don’t get cocky and think of your methods as somehow innately superior or universally and inarguably superior in their benefits.” —Email from a Reader
Some very quick answers to questions posed by Patrick Williams.
“I cannot imagine any justification for making such an alteration and still claiming that one’s edition corresponds to the Vaticana.” —Patrick Williams
“Here is offered choral music recommendations for all Sundays and major liturgical occasions of the church year, including selected Ritual Masses. The repertoire is submitted by CRCCM members and is offered to all musicians of liturgical churches throughout the world.”
“The ‘Lamb of God’ can reach the length of a baseball game.” —Cardinal Dolan