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Paul Jernberg: The Logos of Sacred Music

A composer tells us his approach in composing works that are fresh and new, while reflecting the timeless principles that constitute sacred music. Listen also to his beautiful newly composed Mass. The following is an essay written by the composer Paul Jernberg. Show More Summary

It's Been Awhile...

In case there are still some folks who come here looking for blog posts, here is my homily for the First Sunday of Advent. I know it's been awhile since I posted anything, but honestly, I don't know if there is anything I can say that isn't being said by someone else in the blogosphere. Show More Summary

Report from the Catholic Artists Society: Solemn Vespers and Lecture on Beauty

The Catholic Artists Society, as recently mentioned, hosted Fr. U.M. Lang for a lecture on the topic of "Art, Beauty and the Sacred", also celebrating the Solemn First Vespers of All Saints in the Dominican Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan. Fr. Show More Summary

Explaining the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

This basic tutorial on the new Missal (in English) is worth listening to and sending around. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth is not only a liturgist, linguist, and philosopher but also a musician and chant expert. So we have a very interesting coming together of ideals here: liturgy and music. Show More Summary

And With Your Spirit: Guide To Singing the New English Translation of the Mass

And with your spirit A guide to singing the new English translation of the Mass It has been both a privilege and a pleasure to record this CD of music contained in the new English translation of the Missale Romanum editio typica tertia. Show More Summary

Diocese Live - Discussing Dante

Because Dante and modern takes on it were on my mind, that is what I discussed with Leo Brown during my monthly chat, the first of which began with these.I love talking with Leo and he's such a pro that he saves newbies like me when they forget to mention a book name! Or other such errors.Here's the link to the mp3 from at Real Live Radio (from May 19, segment 3).

Joan Lewis Interviews Cardinal Wuerl on the Ordinariate in America

By way of the Ordinariate Portal, I ran into the following interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on the Anglican Ordinariate and its development and establishment within the United States. If you prefer, you may listen to the audio version of the interview.

Dominican Music in the Netherlands

I have been in correspondence with Mr. Theo Menting, a member of the Dominican Laity at the Dominican House in Huissen. The laity there have two excellent choirs, which recently sang at Santa Sabina, S. Maria in Trastevere, and other churches in Rome. Show More Summary

Catholic Bloggers Meet in Rome

The reports started on Monday during the meeting itself of course -- what else would one expect from bloggers! -- and from all accounts, the Vatican blogmeet went very well. Here are some photos of the event. A general view Fr. Federico...Show More Summary

University of Illinois St. John's Newman Centre Usus Antiquior

We mentioned this past Monday that a Mass was being planned by the University of Illinois' St. John's Newman Centre with Fr. Michael Driscoll celebrating. In follow-up, we are pleased to present the following images from the Mass. The NLM is told that approximately 150 people attended. To give you a further flavour, the following is a recording of the Kyrie from the Mass:

New Liturgical Music Databases: Introducing Two Sacred Music Initiatives for EF and OF

Guest Article by Jeffrey Ostrowski Some NLM readers will be familiar with Corpus Christi Watershed's video work with the Church Music Association of America, or perhaps the Birmingham Oratory. However, in just three years, Corpus Christi Watershed has also gotten a very good start on numerous Liturgical Initiatives. Show More Summary

Epiphany Proclamation

After a long absence in parish life, it would appear that the traditional Epiphany Proclamation, defining the date of Easter and laying out the calendar to come, is making something of a return. It is to be sung or read following the Gospel. Show More Summary

Old Roman Chant, the manuscripts

Richard Llewellyn has sent several samples of Old Roman chant manuscripts that are very interesting to look at in detail. As he explained in a comment box on another post, these manuscripts are modern discoveries and many people are working to realize them in some form with the hope of restoration. Show More Summary

Pontifical Requiem Mass on All Souls in New York City - and a Note from Belfast, Northern Ireland

News came from one of our New York readers of a Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Dead offered in New York City this past All Souls Day at Holy Innocents Church.The celebrant will be familiar to many of you, Bishop James Timlin, formerly...Show More Summary

Rheinberger's Gloria from the Mass in E-Flat

The Sacred Music Colloquium featured a huge range of music for Mass. One Mass was set aside for the women's choir of St. John Cantius to prepare so that the colloquium choirs could have a break. I'm linking here my favorite piece from their Mass ordinary. Show More Summary

Christmas Proclamation

Ah, thanks to a reader, here is a recording of the Christmas proclamation. It is so good that it might be tempting to put a mic up to your iPod, but resist: this is a tutorial only. The music is all over the web....

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