Tag Archives: Gregorian chant

The perennial parish pop combo problem

I understand that if a President of the United States is reelected, all cabinet officers resign so that the President can be freer to choose new people.  When the Pope dies, virtually all the offices of the Vatican dicasteries cease.  … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Benedictine nuns of Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation

I have often mentioned that I think Gregorian chant sung by women only is ethereally beautiful.  Listening to the new chant disk by the Benedictine nuns of Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation has confirmed my view.
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Remedial Catholicism through chant

I direct you attention to an entry at The Chant Cafe:
Simple Propers for All Souls
Posted by Adam Bartlett
Download them here
Note that the chants for the Feast of All Souls are the same as the Requiem (Funeral) Mass. What … Continue reading

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Pueri Cantores in Ireland, and repercussion in Gregorian chant

I received a note from a friend about the Pueri Cantores convention in Ireland at Maynooth Seminary.
There are some fine video available for your perusal on Gloria.TV.
The chant is not perfect, but they will nevertheless convince you that we … Continue reading

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“praesertim verum pulcherrimo canto Gregoriano”

It will be 1000 years since the founding of St. Peter’s Benedictine Abbey at Solesmes in France on 12 October.
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message in Latin for the celebration to His Eminence Jean-Louis Card. Tauran who … Continue reading

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Pre-order Gregorian Chant CD by Benedictines of Barroux

A while back I posted about the Benedictine nuns who signed a recording contract.  Read that here.
If you are a user of amazon.co.uk (the UK store for Amazon) you can pre-order their Gregorian chant CD.
Click here.
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A couple useful chant links

In previous weeks I have been saying that Gregorian chant just isn’t that hard and that it can be introduced in parish worship.  It really must be in cathedrals and major churches, right?
My friend Jeffrey Tucker over at NLM and … Continue reading

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A citation concerning the use of hymns at Mass

This citation from NLM is really useful.
Bugnini’s own Consilium in 1969 offered the following instruction, consistent with the Vatican II emphasis on chant over vernacular hymnody. As printed in 1 Notitiae, 5 (1969), p. 406
That rule [permitting vernacular hymns] has … Continue reading

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Start teaching Gregorian chant to parishes before the new translation starts

Latin is not, as some claim, tooo haaard for parishes.
From a priest reader:
I’ve been thinking about the new translation of the Novus Ordo.  Suddenly, all of the old music will be out, of no use.  I wondered what to do … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. Antoine Daniel Gregorian Chant Ordinaries (and Fr. Z rants)

At what became my home parish back in my native place, on Saturday mornings there was always a modest sung Mass in Latin, with incense and Gregorian chant. 
People would file into the chapel and take from a basket to … Continue reading

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