Category: Music: Chant

  • New missal: Liturgical Press

    With this post we start a new series on resources for transitioning to the newly-translated English missal. We start with LitPress.

  • A Renaissance in Georgia

    The latest issue of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association’s magazine, One, includes a fascinating article, A Renaissance in Georgia, reporting on the resurgence of interest in Georgia’s medieval chant tradition and more…

  • Ex Aetate Mediali Lux: On the Use of Tropes for the Cantus ad Introitum

    by J. Michael Joncas What might this medieval practice of troping the introit suggest to us? No premium was placed on absolute liturgical uniformity from community to community. The tropes were ephemeral; they responded to a particular location, era and culture and disappeared from the liturgy when any of those factors changed.

  • “The propers are the Mass . . . “?

    Elsewhere on this blog a vigorous discussion is taking place on “Singing the Mass” … What, then, are the propers of the Roman Missal and their relevance to the fire they should be fueling?

  • Singing the Mass

    by Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of the journal Sacred Music. “Many Council fathers hoped for a liturgical reform that would put an end to the pre-conciliar practice of vernacular hymnody dominating the Mass. They wanted to universalize the high Mass with music that is native to the ritual. It didn’t turn out that way, for…

  • O Radix Jesse: O Root of Jesse

    I think the ancients were quite accurate. Waiting is nearly the essence of human lives. Patience is one of our greatest needs. The only one that trumps it is the need, or rather, desire, for God-with-us. Love is on the way. Advent is worth its weight in waiting.

  • Chant course in Texas

    St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant: January 8 – February 26, 2011 Every Saturday Afternoon – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Shiner, Texas

  • News from the chant world

    Chant teacher leaves Rome. New Graduale Romanum.

  • Australia: Translation implementation schedule

    Parishes, communities and schools can begin singing (not saying) the new texts for the parts of the Ordinary of the Mass from January 1, 2011.