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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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“Why I hate bad Church music” – GUEST COLUMN

The latest edition of the newspaper of the Diocese of Madison (where Bp. Morlino now reigns) has a “Guest Column” worthy of your time. My emphases and comments: Why I hate bad church music Guest column Written by Nico Fassino [His … Continue reading

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A superb essay on Sacred Music

Stop what you are doing and either bookmark this or go to read this essay right now.  HERE Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J., knocks it outta da park on Sacred Music. Here’s a taste, which you can enjoy while sipping … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Options for Divine Office sung in Gregorian chant – ONLINE

There are times when as I work or drive or walk I listen to the Office sung by Benedictine monks. For those of you who would like to get to know more about Gregorian chant, or start a schola, I … Continue reading

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June 25-July 1, 2012 Sacred Music Colloquium in Salt Lake City

There will be a spiffing Colloquium on Sacred Music in Salt Lake City. June 25-July 1, 2012 It will be held at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check out the website and look at the … Continue reading

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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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