Installment 4 • “How Has Nobody Done This Before?” (series)
This short piece shimmers with beauty. The arrangement is by Monsignor René Moissenet.
A professor at our conservatory always told us: “An example is worth 1,000 words.”
Fulton J. Sheen told a story about a man who bumped into Abraham Lincoln yelling: “Get out of my way, you big ugly lummox!”
“I ended up spending hours, transcribing each and every word from Father Fryar’s Symposium lecture. Although it took many hours, I relished the process.” —Corrinne May
Here’s my attempt at recording all the voices myself, to give you a rough idea how it sounds.
I find this hymn quite beautiful—and singers love it!
Lyrics in English, with an (optional) version in Latin.
What happened to all that polyphony once Catholicism became illegal?
Your singers might enjoy this vocal warm-up exercise I composed for a volunteer choir.
This would make a splendid gift for boys attempting to memorize the Latin Mass responses.
Father Ould and William Sewell (organist at the Birmingham Oratory of Saint Philip Neri) produced an impressive collection.
Composer Richard J. Clark has set four (4) well-loved Eucharistic texts for SATB choir.
“It was compiled by priests and musicians who are authentically Catholic…” — Lauren Elizabeth
Including a stunningly gorgeous (and rare!) hymn by Flor Peeters.
In my 25 years as a choirmaster, I’ve witnessed hypocrisy and mistreatment that would make your head spin.
This can seem like a dry topic, but it actually often deals with practical issues faced by every choirmaster who wants to promote plainchant.
Using this coming Sunday (12th Sunday after Pentecost) as an example.
I consider this my best organ accompaniment … I hope you like it!
This is very much a “work in progress”…