“Kids don’t remember this…”
How to avoid that sickening feeling when you realize nobody—and I mean nobody—in the congregation knows the hymn you picked!
“If worry did any good, I would advise you to do it—but it is wasted time and energy.”
Terry was forced to resign from the Cathedral in 1924, partially due to his “inconsistent approach to congregational singing at the Cathedral.”
The word “hymn” is one of the earliest music words in all languages…
When I look more closely, I notice some very tiny (“itsy bitsy”) hand missals held by the soldiers…
On how tunes change over time, with a reflection on the sacred duty of hymn editors.
German troops included in American Easter Sunday Mass via loud-speaker.
An exciting new project gives me great hope for the “musical future” of the Catholic Church!
“Examining the life of Jesus, we discover that He acted differently in different circumstances.”
Top 10 Features • “An Ideal Extraordinary Form Hymnal”
Wise words from Sheen’s book, “Lift Up Your Heart”
As the Isaac Jogues Missal would do 650 years later, this Missal provides pictures of the priest during the Canon!
“For every hymn which is unequivocally denounced as ‘schmaltzy’ expect to find someone for whom that hymn is what sustained them through a particularly bleak time.”
I’m jealous of anyone who can play the organ pedals so fast!
Anton Rubinstein, who hated child prodigies, called Josef Hofmann “the greatest musical genius the world has ever known.”
Five tips for rousing, inspiring hymn playing!
“Catholic teaching says we should pray for people who die. If we were sure they were in heaven, that wouldn’t be necessary—so let’s be consistent in our teaching.”
You’ll never meet a serious choral singer who strives for a breathy sound. But a little breathiness in warmups and personal practice can work wonders.
Last night I discovered something I never knew—so I immediately telephoned a priest to verify this.