This coming Sunday is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost (EF).
De musica sacra et sacra liturgia
As late as 1924, Dom Mocquereau mentioned Dom Desrocquettes “whose beautiful and discreet accompaniments I hear every day at Solesmes.”
In addition to this rare book by Max Springer (870 pages), I release the draft copy of a new Gregorian project (157 pages).
Vernacular hymns at Communion during EF High Mass—your thoughts?
The Sacred Congregation for Rites issued De musica sacra et sacra liturgia (“Instruction on Sacred Music and Sacred Liturgy”) on 3 September 1958. An excerpt: Finally, perfect active participation is achieved when there is also sacramental participation, by which “the faithful who are present communicate not only with spiritual affection, but also in reception of […]
Don’t you hate it when you think you know the answer to something . . . and then you find out you were dead wrong? This happened to me regarding the congregation reciting Mass Propers in the Extraordinary Form.