Tag Archives: sacred music

What’s up with sacred music in Rome? Nothing good, it seems.

Sandro Magister has a piece today about what is going with sacred music in Rome, more specifically via the Sistine Chapel Choir and the Pontifical Institute for Sacred Music. In a word: disaster. Here is the first part: Not Sacred … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday glimpses and papal liturgical music observations

First, lunch was a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. This was consumed while viewing the Holy Father’s Mass at Santa Sabina, the Roman Station.  The day began at the nearby San’tAnselmo on the Aventine Hill for the collect. … Continue reading

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Detroit: New orchestral Mass premiered at Assumption Grotto, composed by the parish priest!

I posted about the comments made by Msgr. Miserachs-Grau about the state of sacred music. Now I would like to share something about a friend of mine Fr. Eduard Perrone at the great Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit. He is … 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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Bp. Morlino on beauty and worship: beauty is NOT just a matter of taste.

On the site of the Diocese of Madison’s paper, The Catholic Herald (not to be confused with The Catholic Herald in the UK), His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Morlino has some observations about liturgy which are worth a look. My … Continue reading

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Proper attire in and proper liturgical music

You should be checking out The Chant Cafe with some regularity.   I saw this over there. I thought it was apt, considering I have also lately seen a few posts out there in the blogosphere about proper attire in church. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic “Danny Boy” Prayer. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: That is strange. Last weekend we had a visiting priest and something strange happened. He sang the first part of the Eucharistic prayer to the tune of “Danny Boy”. Well, needless to say most of us were … Continue reading

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Changes in the rubrics for music in the new, corrected translation.

My friend Jeffrey Tucker of the estimable The Chant Cafe has a fascinating post about changes in the noew, corrected translation of the Missale Romanum which will affect sacred music in our worship. Here is his piece, which I am … Continue reading

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Blistering analysis of implementation of Pope Benedict’s vision for sacred music

It has been said that Pope Benedict has been reigning but not ruling. Sandro Magister has an analysis piece at his place, Chiesa, about something which touches the the heart of what I have been calling Pope Benedict’s “Marshall Plan”, … Continue reading

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Must watch and hear. Palestrina.

Tip of the biretta to NLM for this on Gloria TV.  It is a BBC show on Palestrina.  Fantastic views of Rome.

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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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“ecclesiastical karaoke”

From CNA: London, England, Apr 14, 2011 / 05:46 am (CNA).- A Grammy winning music director has delivered a stinging attack upon modern Church music.  Joseph Cullen, choral director at the London Symphony Orchestra, says that since the 1960s there … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeffrey Tucker about liturgical music

The Church’s sacred music played an important role in my conversion, when I was a young man.  There is a great deal of work to do. But perhaps just as in the spring rivers will thaw and log jams start … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mozart’s Requiem too distracting from prayer?

From a reader: Just an interesting link that highlights a requiem mass presided by three FSSP priests set to Mozart’s Requiem…if I only could be so lucky to have it like this for my funeral!! Even though I must ask…is … Continue reading

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Madison, WI 1-2 Oct: Sacred Music Workshop

There will be a workshop on Sacred Music in the Diocese of Madison, WI on 1-2 October, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Use that link for concrete information about schedules, etc. The workshop is entitled “A treasure of inestimable value”, … Continue reading

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