A website exists to disseminate Fr. Samuel Weber’s sacred music resources
Singing the Mass
The USCCB has provided freely downloadable versions of the musical settings of these newly translated texts.
A passage from Nicetas of Remesiana remains eminently applicable today.
A new Adoremus article explores how best to overthrow the tyranny of “alius cantus congruus.”
The growing market for Mass propers is a sign of promise.
Taking Advantage of the Natural Beauty that Surrounds Us
The priest’s musical role is enormously influential. This can not be emphasized enough.
Submissions Sought by the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians
Introducing a Five-Year Plan for the Future of Sacred Music in the Diocese of Marquette
Allowing Adolescents to Choose Their Faith & the Wide-Open Permissions of the GIRM
Exciting New Collection of Simple English Propers!
if we do not sing the antiphons proper to the day—and the corresponding Psalm verses—we risk having a narrow view of the Psalms.
Another Look at Fr. Weber’s “The Proper of the Mass”
The Next Big Thing Is Here
Sometimes everything comes together. How is this achieved? Here are a few ways.
A simply stunning “Salve Regina” and the “Mass of Saint Philip Neri”
“Tacit approval” alone isn’t getting the job done. It is abdicating authority to composers and publishers, pastors and liturgists.
Let’s not minimize the role of the psalms in the mass to the Responsorial! Plus a FREE download of the Epiphany Communion antiphon.
A Reverse Concept?
But how many times have we heard: “We shouldn’t use that that because nobody can sing it.” This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, is it not?
Reverence, prayer, and internal participation increased through this act of external participation.
Two Contributions from CCW Bloggers
Silence is one of the most important sounds of the liturgy.
If the ICEL chants (or another Gregorian setting) are used at all the masses in a parish, it develops unity. It also helps a parish refrain from being multiple communities under the same roof.
The biggest problem in Roman Catholic liturgical music is the prevailing misunderstanding of its very purpose.