The Essential Chant Book?

March 31, 2008

For some time, we've mentioned in passing the project called The Parish Book of Chant. The idea here is to combined all the universal people's music associated with the Mass, including a Kyriale and chant hymns, together with an EF and OF Ordo, all with English translations, as compiled by Richard Rice. Incredibly, nothing like […]

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Nothing Is Too Cheap For God

March 23, 2008

A coworker of mine was recently reading through a discussion forum and came across a post that said "Since Vatican II, it seems that nothing is too cheap for God." I don't think that Vatican II can be blamed for the mediocrity that passes for "art", "architecture", "music", and "education" in the Church today, but […]

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A Unique Musical Invitation

January 18, 2008

Join us for the 4pm anticipatory Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral on Saturday January 19th, 2008 for a one-of-a-kind event. The participants of the Colorado Springs Regional Sacred Music Workshop - all 120 of them - will be singing a chant and polyphony Mass presided over by Bishop Michael Sheridan to conclude the workshop. If […]

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Vatican Document on Music Coming?

December 27, 2007

I have now heard from someone who spoke to a cardinal in the know and who also heard the same from one of his instructors in the seminary who is friends with Pope Benedict that a new document is in the works on sacred music. Here's to hoping!

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If A Three Year Old Can Sing Chant, What's Your Choir's Excuse Again?

October 21, 2007

So what are you waiting for?

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Chant Update From Oregon Catholic Press

September 13, 2007

We received this note from Oregon Catholic Press recently: Regarding your post at this URL we have many more recordings that may be of interest to you. Although it is true that the Laus Tibi, Christe supplement to the hymnals is not discounted to stores, the accompaniment book for it is. You can find […]

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The Accidental Punctum (or How I learned to Love Chant) - Part II

May 1, 2006

In part one, I went over some great resources for teaching yourself the basics of chant. In this part I will review some resources that will be of use once you are ready to move beyond the basics and really get into chant. Okay, so you have learned the different types of notes and know […]

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GIA and Oregon Catholic Press - Treasurehouses of Catholic Musical Heritage

April 28, 2006

As most people are aware, there are two main sources of music for Catholic liturgical services these days. The first is Oregon Catholic Press. The second is GIA. Oregon Catholic Press has created a hymnal industry that has been analyzed in the past by Crisis magazine. Several months ago they sent our store a wonderful […]

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The Accidental Punctum (or How I learned to Love Chant) - Part I

April 27, 2006

Gregorian chant. Saying the words can put some people into a state of euphoria and make others have apoplectic fits. For those who are used to standard music notation, chant notation can seem like learning Latin when you know Spanish - it looks pretty familiar but you can't just jump in and start singing. First […]

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