Category Archives: Music

Finding a Parish in Salt Lake City

In looking for a parish in Salt Lake City, I want a parish with a  daily Mass and a choir that I’d like to join, even if I don’t wind up in the choir. A trilingual parish would be ideal. … Continue reading

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How the Church Lost Her Soundscape

Over at First Things, Peter Leithart writes about How the Church Lost Her Soundscape and concludes: Expertise is one of the values of modern culture, but expertise has always had a limited scope. We trust experts in physics and computer … Continue reading

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New Missal Chants

Chant Settings from the Roman Missal 3rd Edition (Ordinary Form), courtesy of the CMAA. The sheet music from ICEL is here. These videos are published into the commons for purposes of evangelizing. You are free and encouraged to embed them anywhere, show … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan in China

The mass media take on Bob Dylan’s first concert in China is that he didn’t sing his protest songs. Of course, the mass media wouldn’t know a protest song unless it agreed with their consensus. Anyway, here’s the setlist (from … Continue reading

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Renaissance Polyphony

Renaissance polyphony flourished in 15th and 16th century Europe with some notable composers being: Dunstable, John (c1390-1453) British Dufay, Guillaume (c1398-1474) Franco-Flemish Obrecht, Jacob (c1450-1505) Franco-Flemish Missa de Sancto Donatiano Desprez, Josquin [des Prés, etc.] (c1440-1521) Franco-Flemish Taverner, John (c1490-1545) … Continue reading

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Missa Cantata

“An authentic renewal of sacred music can only happen in the wake of the great tradition of the past, of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony” Pope Benedict XVI, Sistine Chapel, 2006 “The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to … Continue reading

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Liturgical Trends

On January 4 – 8, 2010, in response to the Holy Father’s designation of 2010 as the Year for Priests, there will be a joint conference of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and the (American) Confraternity of Catholic Clergy … Continue reading

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