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250 kneeling students sing Gregorian chant for ‘ad orientem’ Mass in motel bar

By now we have all heard about the March For Life pilgrims in the snow, the buses in the snow, the Masses in the snow, etc. Here is an interesting article at Catholic Pop: Stranded Pro-Life Group Holds Sung Ad Orientem … Continue reading

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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. Click HERE It is … Continue reading

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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. I will post links as … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Gregorian Chant Will Save the World

Save The Liturgy – Save The Word has been a by word around this blog for a long time. I saw this on the blog The Back Of The World: Gregorian Chant Will Save the World A few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Quilisma by Quilisma! ROME: A Masters Degree in Gregorian Chant!

Who’da thunk it? Sant’Anselmo, the Roman liturgical institute (which hasn’t always been a bastion of tradition), is going to offer a Masters degree in GREGORIAN CHANT. From CNA: Rome university launches course on liturgical music By Estefania Aguirre Rome, Italy, … Continue reading

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New CD from Benedictines of Mary is getting air time!

As you may recall, the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (real  women religious in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph) have another music CD. Angels and Saints at Ephesus The disk is out and around and people are taking notice. A … Continue reading

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Sr. Roccasalvo on Gregorian Chant – Out of the park!

I have in the past – and with sincere approval – posted items about liturgy and music written by Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. Don’t let that CSJ scare you! Sister’s got game when it comes to liturgy. An alert … Continue reading

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