This week I attended part of an excellent academic conference in honor of William Mahrt.
This is very much a “work in progress”…
“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
The Ward Method is a classical pedagogy designed for pre-K through eighth grade music classes in Catholic schools.
Every Gregorian melody is a precious gift, and every time we meet a melody again, we have a chance to consider some new aspect.
By March 1596 Marenzio had arrived in Poland. In October of that year, he directed a Mass he’d written in the form of an “echo.”
We should define our terms. What makes a syllable accented, and what makes an accent a tonic accent?
Fascinating details from never-before-seen letters recently discovered in southern France!
Father Weinmann placed plainsong on five (5) lines, yet still used Gregorian notation—including chord symbols!
Study the Ward Method this summer in Washington, DC.
The early history of Solesmes plainchant research provides a historical parallel for responding to current Vatican liturgical rules.
Three (3) bullet points, written on a single sheet of paper.
CUA is pleased to announce that this week-long intensive course will be offered in person this summer.
What if we take medieval music pedagogy seriously? Do its methods have anything to offer us today?
Facilitating the chanting of the seven prefaces permitted by “Quo magis”