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New Chant CD from the outstanding Benedictine Monks of Norcia! (And a note about a pilgrimage.)

Here is some great news.  The wonderful Benedictine Monks in Norcia, Italy (they make the best beer you may ever have), are releasing a new Gregorian Chant CD on 2 June.  It is available for pre-sale now.
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Great news!

I received some great news today. The Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy have finished recording some 30 tracks for a forthcoming music CD of Gregorian Chant.
The target time for release is early June 2015.
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VIDEO: Online Gregorian Chant course!

My good friend Fr. Eduard Perrone of mighty Assumption Grotto, that liturgical oasis in troubled Detroit, is a fine musician.  He is putting his extensive training and experience to work with social media.
Here is the first installment of a video … Continue reading

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A 5-year old shows us how it’s done

For those snobby dopes out there who think Joe and Mary Bagofdoughnuts in the pews are too stoopid to handle Latin or that hearing some chant is toooo haaaard.
Here is a 5 year old singing the common Christian table prayer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ways to improve celebration of Mass with Novus Ordo

From a reader:
We are trying to help make a very reverent Ordinary Form mass. Any suggestions?
We thought Ad Orientem and Sung Propers might be a good start! Any other suggestions?
Right off the bat, we can all improve our own participation at … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Children learn to sing Gregorian chant at Chant Camp!

How many of you have heard someone object to Gregorian chant on the grounds that it is tooo haaard!
Right.
Here is a video about a summer camp where children as young as 8 years old are learning to sing Gregorian chant.
At … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The sung announcement of 2014’s liturgical dates

I saw something helpful at New Liturgical Movement.
Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2014 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  They thoughtfully … Continue reading

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Period.

Today we are celebrating the promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on Liturgy.
50 years later!  Has it been so long?
Sacrosanctum Concilium, states this about Gregorian chant. The Latin of SC 116 is often rendered as:
The Church acknowledges Gregorian … Continue reading

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Can Gregorian Chant synchronize hearts?

Some people quote the phrase “He who sings, prays twice!” and they (wrongly) attribute it to St. Augustine of Hippo.  The phrase does not appear in anything we have of Augustine.
Also, it would be better if you said “He who … Continue reading

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Spare the rod and spoil the chant!

Over at NLM (now under new management) there is a fun entry about the baculus cantoralis.
The cliffnotes version:
The Baculus Cantoralis, to give it one of its many names, is a large staff held by a Choirmaster or Cantor which originates … Continue reading

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