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Great news for Sacred Music promoters everywhere!

Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand?
Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – 50th anniversary of Instruction ‘Musicam Sacram’

My friend Prof. Peter Kwasniewski has been part of a project to create a Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Instruction Musicam Sacram, promulgated exactly 50 years ago … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: modernity, vernacular stirred up many problems – music “mediocre, superficial and banal”

Nothing will come of this, of course, but it is nice to hear it from Pope Francis.  Alas, Benedict XVI and John Paul II said similar things about music and liberals ignored them, too.
Via Vatican Radio [which is going to cease … Continue reading

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FANTASTIC New Sacred Music disc from The @LondonOratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir!

UPDATE 26 Feb:
Today, as I get ready for a clerical supper, I’ve been listening to this.  It’s great on the big speakers, in the car, in my ear buds.  Wow.
Originally Published on: Feb 14
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir has … Continue reading

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Contentions between liturgists and musicians: What to do?

It is too bad that, thanks to our fallen nature and the prodding of the Enemy of the soul, we have conflicts in the Church.  You will, however, note right back at me that we have had arguments since before … Continue reading

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Thompson on Bad Church Music (BCM). Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Sacred liturgical music is NOT an add-on in worship. It is – and must therefore be treated as – an integrating part (pars integrans) of liturgical worship, since it is prayer, liturgical music must be both sacred and also art.
The texts must … Continue reading

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Church Music: sacred and… not so much

I received the latest issue of Sacred Music today.  May I recommend that you subscribe?  HERE  There is so much good, artistic and sacred music that we could use in our liturgical worship.  Alas, so much of what we hear is unworthy of … Continue reading

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D. Oakland, Bp. Barber: Novus Ordo Requiem, Latin, Black Vestments, Faure

The use of Latin in our liturgical worship must not be limited to the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite.  Latin is the language if the Latin Church.  That means Extraordinary and Ordinary Form alike.
For this reason I object to the … 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 Gregorian chant.
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ACTION ITEM! Benedictines of Mary – new music CD for Lent

Can you believe that this coming Sunday is Septuagesima already?
Many of you have enjoyed the chart-topping music CDs from the Benedictine nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  They have topped the charts for weeks with their … Continue reading

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Not exactly “Gather Us In”

At Catholic Education Resource Center I stumbled on a video of the great Tallis Scholars singing William Byrd, a Catholic composer who somehow survived and thrived during the reign of Elizabeth I.
However, the article I found lead me back to … 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 bunch of young … Continue reading

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Wherein composer James MacMillan writes about aging hippies and Church music.

I would like James MacMillan to set to music Hopkins’ The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo and also Wilbur’s The Christmas Hymn.
In the meantime, from The Telegraph, I picked this up.

Too much Catholic church music caters to old hippies. … Continue reading

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Two examples of music for liturgy. You decide.

A reader sent me a video which I want to pass along.
Alas, the music was recorded in a concert during a music festival rather in during a Mass or singing of the hours.  This is an Alma Redemptoris Mater for 6 … 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 have had a couple … Continue reading

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