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.”
Inter pastoralis officii Pius X
When the bell rang (signaling examination of conscience) all the seminarians would immediately drop their pencils, even if they were in the middle of writing a sentence.
Including a scanned copy of a rare “Graduale” (Pustet, 1911) released a few minutes ago—for the first time in history!
Twenty years ago, I had the opportunity to conduct a week-long interview with Dom Cardine’s former boss.
Church musicians ought not proceed in a frenzied, panic-stricken manner.
You’re probably thinking: “Jeff, if you think Father Rossini’s narrow-mindedness was bad, get ready for a rude awakening when you see what we’re up against in 2023.”
“Gentlemen: Nobody is going to follow the archaic and quack ideas on Chant you are trying to propagate.” Mr. John Sandar