Where “Parce Dómine” (the famous song for Lent) came from.
Should Mass be in Latin or English? Or should it be a mixture?
Father De Santi opined that “Solesmes had rid themselves of Pothier by giving him an abbey”—to which Pope Pius X responded that it amounted to “a small compensation.”
I demonstrate how the “Kyrie Eleison” can be adapted for use in the Extraordinary Form.
“I would dismiss it as the second text writer being lazy and stealing someone else’s music…” —Michael H.
It’s possible to sing Carmen Gregorianum with a drone note (a.k.a. “ison”) but is this always a good idea? I’ve heard it done very poorly. We tried singing GLORIA IX with an ison last Sunday. Feel free to listen to this excerpt (Mp3) and let me know your thoughts.
A major announcement on 8 January 2024!
In 1957, the Abbey of Solesmes publicly claimed copyright over “the rhythmic signs 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗵𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁.”
“As the organ plays, so does the congregation sing!” —From the Foreword
We can hardly do better than to join in the same melodies sung by Catholic saints throughout history.