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Just Too Cool: Polyphonic sacred music earlier than previously thought!

It stands to reason, in a way. This is for your Just Too Cool file. Form phys.org: Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict, speaking on liturgical music and the new evangelization, emphasizes Gregorian chant, polyphony, listening

Pope Benedict received in audience the “Saint Cecilia Association”, on the occasion of a congress of liturgical choirs taking place in Rome. The reports on the Holy Father’s address were rather thin and I haven’t seen anything about this in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why is Gregorian chant better than “Gather Us In?”

From a reader: Forgive me my ignorance – I am a relatively new Catholic, coming from the Methodist tradition. Why is Gregorian Chant more appropriate for Mass than “Gather Us In?” I like “Gather Us In.” It is singable even … Continue reading

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