My husband tells me this edition (by Dom Pothier’s student) is of monumental importance. I take him at his word.
What happened to this masculine presence in all things musical in the United States?
“The Byrd Masses were printed without title pages, and with no reference to a composer. It was too dangerous to do so.” —Dr. Calabrese
If you asked random Catholics to recite in English—without reference to a book—a stanza from the “Tantum Ergo” of Saint Thomas Aquinas, how many do you think could?
Perhaps you’re saying to yourself: “Jeff comes across as super ungrateful.”
Please enjoy this new addition to the website which provides a useful list of manuscripts discussed on this blog, for easy access to the same sources used by the contributors!
I could give a zillion more examples of my disability.
Including a Eucharistic Hymn (#142) every Catholic should know!
Guest submission (1 September 2023) by Alasdair Codona of Glasgow, Scotland.
“Momentous Release!” • Freakishly Rare Gradual & Vesperal Published by Pothier’s Protégé (1,638 pages!)
He screamed into the telephone: “There’s no such thing as Gregorian Chant!”
“I would characterize the sound as heavy and visceral in contrast to the soaring and ethereal aesthetic of the Solesmes style of chant.” —Patrick Williams
Instead, Saint Francis knelt down and kissed the priest’s hands…
“In the psalms and hymns used in your prayers to God, let that be pondered in the heart which is uttered by the voice; chant nothing but what you find prescribed to be chanted; whatever is not so prescribed is not to be chanted.”
The cruelest thing you can do to anyone is…
We must remember the lesson of the rock.