Tag Archives: music

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
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ORIGINAL POST:
Orant et laborant!
I was sent a photo of the nuns unloading the boxes of … Continue reading

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Cantare amantis est

Just because it’s nice:

And…

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 piano … 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 true language of … 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 reference … Continue reading

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A note about music from the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship

In the latest newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship there is a focus on the Holy Father’s Post-Synodal Exhortation Verbum Domini, concerning Sacred Scripture.
I found this interesting:
In times of praise and thanksgiving, and in times of sadness and … Continue reading

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