Tag Archives: music

Giving Catholic children the gift of music

Yesterday I read in the newest issue of Sacred Music an article about the Ward Method of teaching Gregorian chant to the young. Today I received a note from a priest friend in Texas, Fr. Reynolds, about the music program for the … Continue reading

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3 March RELEASE – PRE-ORDER new music CD for Easter from Benedictines of Mary

UPDATE: There is a new video about them. ____ ORIGINAL Published on: Feb 14, 2015 @ 14:47 I announce tidings of joy.   The wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles have a new music CD … for EASTER.  It will … Continue reading

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Get a free music CD of spectacular music of Lent from St. John Cantius

I had a great offer from the Canons at St. John Cantius which they want to extend to you, through my blog. BIRETTA BOOKS – SPECIAL OFFER FOR LENT Biretta Books has a special Lenten offer for Fr. Z’s Blog readers. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” became the “liturgy” – POLL

I was sent some text from “From the Pastor’s Desk” column of the 9 November Bulletin of Our Lady of Grace Church. I share it here below with my emphases and comments: The Pastor’s Message “Laudetur Jesus Christus!” (Praised be … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, MI

From a reader: Thank you for your blog, your collect translations, and your devotion to the Tridentine Rite. I pray for you every night before bed, please pray for me. I wanted to pass along some information about this wonderful … Continue reading

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UPDATE – REVIEW: CD – “Mater Eucharistiae” – Sacred Music from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

UPDATE 13 August: Today is the release date of the disc!   ORIGINAL POSTING 31 July 2013 In the past I have brought to your gracious attention the music CDs of the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles. They … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! New music CD from Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles! 1 WEEK COUNTDOWN

It is now one week until the release of this great new disk from the sisters.  (Audio sample below.) REPOSTED FROM 15 April: ______________ On a day when the Catholic news is filled with the CDF smackdown of the LCWR, … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Museum Song Bird Edition

Here is an Allegory of Music by Laurent de la Hyre (+1656). The figure is playing a theorbo, or chitarrone, probably a symbol of musica “artificiale“. They had drone strings and produced a rather symphonic effect. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Advent Music from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – WINNER

UPDATE 30 Nov 18:07 GMT: Since the beginning of November, through this, from what I can tell we have sold on Amazon: mp3 downloads – 28 CDs – 177 ____ ORIGINAL POST: Orant et laborant! I was sent a photo … Continue reading

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Cantare amantis est

Just because it’s nice: [wp_youtube]S2NexHZrXP4[/wp_youtube] And… [wp_youtube]Dgr7vlwl2Is[/wp_youtube] By the way, Rome Reports really needs a new voice-over person.   Perhaps someone who knows how to pronounce names.

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QUAERITUR: Music during the consecration

From a reader: Lately, the music director at our church has been “tickling the ivories” during the Consecration. While at the piano, in the front of church (naturally), he has been playing tunes, based on hymms for sure, on the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mixing Latin and English in the Ordinary Form

From a reader: Last Sunday I attended a Mass where the priest used one Latin phrase during an English-language Novus Ordo: he sang “Mysterium Fidei” after the Consecration. Is this permitted? Would that he had used more! Latin is the … Continue reading

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The music you listen to can rot your brain, make you stupider and kill your soul.

One of my philosophy profs, a former Marine DI, told us that if everything that goes into our brains has no or little relation to reality, then we can’t expect to produce good and rational results.  We will be, in … Continue reading

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Music and the Assumption

You might want to surf over to News.va today to listen to an mp3 by Msgr. Philip Whitmore who speaks about Palestrina, John Tavener, and about the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary, through music.  Sadly, he needed more time … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Women singing in church

From a reader: I’m a catholic musician. I’ve been reading papal and other magisterial documents about liturgical music.  I would like to ask what is the status quaestionis concerning women participation in liturgical actions, namely singing in mass. The only … Continue reading

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