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  • Michigan Bishop Inaugurates Program to Have Chant at All Parishes

    01/31/2016 1:45:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Bishop John Doerfler of Marquette, Michigan, has issued directions for all parishes in the diocese to institute programs that will lead to the congregation chanting the Ordinary parts of the Mass. Following up on the work of his predecessor in Marquette, then-Bishop Alexander Sample (who is now Archbishop of Portland, Oregon), Bishop Doerfler has called for the action to carry out the vision of Vatican II, which encouraged the use of Gregorian chant and congregational involvement in the singing. In a pastoral letter released in 2013, Bishop Sample had also called attention to the Council's directives on liturgical music, as...
  • Choral music not heard since era of Henry VIII has been played for first time in 500 years

    09/29/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-29-14 | Hannah Furness
    Choral music not heard since the time of Henry VIII has been brought to life for the first time in 500 years, as an academic unearths an untouched manuscript and shows it to a modern choir. The manuscript, a book of 34 religious songs, was given to Henry VIII as a lavish gift from a French diplomat in his early reign. Containing songs referencing Henry and his then-bride Catherine of Aragon, it is considered the most "luxurious" surviving diplomatic gift of its kind. It remained in the Royal Collection after the king's death, and was later given to the nation...
  • Muslim Protesters in Paris Chant “Death to the Jews”, Attack Synagogue

    07/13/2014 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/.13/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New Nazis have arrived. The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital. A Middle Eastern man assaulted a Jewish 17-year-old girl on a Paris street near the Gare du Nord train station by spraying pepper-spray on her face, shouting: “Dirty Jewess, inshallah you will die.” In Belleville, an eastern suburb of Paris, a demonstration Saturday by a few dozen people against Israel’s attack on Hamas featured calls to “slaughter the Jews,” according to Alain Azria, a French Jewish photojournalist who covered the event. The crowd also...
  • IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

    07/10/2014 11:13:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-10-14 | Stephan Dinan
    An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday. The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension. “OSC’s complaint alleged that, when fielding taxpayers’ questions on an IRS customer service help line, the employee repeatedly urged taxpayers to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by delivering a chant based on the spelling...
  • 'Yid' chant no longer arrestable offense in London

    06/22/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/22/14 | Reuters
    Fans of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur will no longer be threatened with prosecution if they chant the word "Yid" at matches, London's Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday. The "Yid Army" chant has become a feature of matches at the club's White Hart Lane stadium, which is located near one of London's largest Jewish areas, and at away matches. "Yiddo" is also regularly heard at matches involving Tottenham, whose fans argue that the terms are used as a 'badge of honor' in response to anti-Semitic behavior from rival fans rather than in a derogatory way.
  • Ukrainians Chant “Putin Is a Douche!” at Packed Soccer Stadium (Video)

    04/20/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Thousands of Ukrainians chanted “Putin is a douche!” (Poo-teen hooy-loh!) at a packed soccer stadium.
  • Chart-topping Missouri nuns to release Lent album

    02/16/2014 5:14:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/14 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry curiosity. After being named Billboard's No. 1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 and 2013, the nuns released their third album, called "Lent At Ephesus," Feb. 11 on the De Montfort Music/Decca/Universal Classics label.
  • Mysteriously Moved by Sacred Music [Catholic Caucus]

    12/26/2013 6:24:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies ^ | December 26, 2013 | Trent Beattie
    Mysteriously Moved by Sacred Music by Trent Beattie on December 26, 2013 ·  Music has always been a part of Nicholas Lemme’s life. In his youth, he saw it as an expression of who he was. As his overall perspective on life changed, so did the music he identified with. It seemed only natural that a new outlook would be accompanied by a new art form, somewhat like a change of wardrobe being the outgrowth of a new lease on life.Yet it has only been in the past four years that Lemme has come to see music not only...
  • US Coptic Christians chant ‘Obama, don’t you care? Christian blood is everywhere’

    08/21/2013 2:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/21/13 | Janeen Capizola
    Over 200 Coptic Christians in Nashville, Tenn. took to the streets Monday in a mass demonstration calling out the Obama administration for its lack of response and begging Americans to “pray for Egypt” while calling for an end to the terrorism inflicted by the Muslim Brotherhood. Chanting, “Obama, Obama, don’t you care? Christian blood is everywhere,” and “We love Egypt. We love U.S.,” the crowd also shouted “‘eid wahda,’ an Egyptian phrase that translates as “one hand,” meaning that the Egyptian people, both Christians and Muslims, were united with the army against terrorism, which they blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood,”...
  • Texas Capital Abortion Supporters chant "Hail Satan"

    07/03/2013 7:16:34 AM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies
    Cahnman's Musings ^ | July 02, 2013
    It's been a very interesting day at the Texas State Capitol. Cahnman's Musings hasn't been following the hearing. Instead, we've been participating in the surrounding events. LetTexasSpeak has been doing a live broadcast from the rotunda where women have been sharing their abortion related testimonies. The pro-abortion crowd has responded with repeated chants of "hail Satan." It's taken us all day to get a video recording, but here it is.
  • Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

    05/09/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | May 9, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Gregorian Chant. Credit: Carl Bunderson/CNA. Denver, Colo., May 9, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama. “You can listen to it, download perfect editions, you can make your own editions, it's freely shared with the world,” said Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of “Sacred Music” and founder of “The Chant Café” blog. Chant is “distributed on an open source platform” and “available to everybody – just like the Gospel, and...
  • Mother Dolores Hart discusses her vocation, leaving Hollywood, learning Latin, loving chant

    05/08/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 7, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The autobiography of Mother Dolores Hart (written with her long-time friend, Richard DeNeut), The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows, is now available from Ignatius Press. Here is some of the descriptive copy, from the Ignatius Press site: Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. ... Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as...
  • Pope Benedict XVI’s Musical Legacy

    02/12/2013 5:21:27 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jeffrey Tucker
    One of the many lasting legacies of the papacy of Benedict XVI concerns liturgical music. Enormous progress has been made in his papacy. Incredibly this progress has happened without new legislation, new restrictions, new mandates, or firm-handed attempts to impose discipline on musicians and artists. The change has happened through the means that Benedict XVI has always preferred: he has led through example and through the inspiration provided by his homilies and writings.You can observe the difference by watching any Papal liturgy, whether live or on television or through webcast. Gregorian chant is back but not just as a style...
  • Claim: 'Hail Obama' Chants at First Lady Rally

    11/01/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT · by library user · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11-1-12 | by Daniel Harper
    At campaign a rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama in Daytona, Florida, there were reportedly chants of "Hail Obama," according to one local reporter. Mike Synan, a local reporter at WOFL FOX 35, writes on Twitter: Crowd for #FLOTUS event in Daytona now chanting "Hail Obama". Wow, just wow #fox35— Mike Synan (@msynan) November 1, 2012 Minutes later, he repeated his claim: True. Would not lie. Chanting "Hail Obama" RT @jeffreybillman: @msynan For real, or are you just Drudge-baiting?— Mike Synan (@msynan) November 1, 2012
  • Moroccan protesters chant 'death to Obama'

    09/12/2012 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Press TV ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:25PM GMT | none stated
    Following protests in Cairo and Libya Tuesday, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were murdered, hundreds of Muslims gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Morocco's largest city Casablanca to protest an anti-Muslim film that reportedly disrespects the prophet Mohammad, according to an AFP report. As many as 400 protesters crowded along the consulate walls and chanted anti-U.S. statements, including "Death to Obama!" At the time of this report, there had been no reports of violence and the protests were being monitored by a heavy police presence
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PLAIN CHANT, 04-09-12

    04/09/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-09-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PLAIN CHANT Sometimes inaccurately called Gregorian chant, but plain chant is a modification of the Gregorian, introduced among the Franks in the ninth century. It is unisonous and free-rhythmed and composed on a scale of four lines. The modes or scales of plain chant are limited to the natural intervals of the human voice and the melodies likewise confined to a person's natural range. Features of this chant are that the "leading note" is commonly avoided; also two choirs may be used while alternately singing the same melody. The beauty of plain chant derives from its...
  • Texas high school apologizes after USA chant is deemed racist

    03/07/2012 7:16:09 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 128 replies
    WFLA ^ | 3/7/12 | 970 WFLA
    A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend. When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison. Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team. “Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It’s the best group of kids.” But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans. “USA, USA, USA,” they chanted. San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a...
  • Pro North Korean Communists Chant Obama Slogan in Spanish

    11/16/2011 6:37:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 11/16/11 | Trevor Loudon
    My fearless friend Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival attended the pro North Korean Workers World Party National Conference in New York on November 13. He recorded this video before he was kicked out. Watch WWP operative Teresa Gutierrez call for freedom for terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart (now serving 10 years in prison for illegally assisting Islamic terrorist clients), Leonard Peltier (who killed two FBI agents), and five Cuban spies in prison in the U.S. Watch the crowd chant “Si Se Puede!”, Cesar Chavez’s old slogan, now a communist battle cry. Barack Obama’s campaign anglicized this in 2008, as “Yes we...
  • Yemeni Protestors Chant for "Che" and "Change"

    02/15/2011 4:24:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    new zeal ^ | 2/15/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Anti-government protesters march to the presidential palace in Sanaa February 13, 2011. Yes "democracy" is sweeping the Middle East.
  • Biden Instructs Audience To Cheer For Obama

    10/11/2010 1:40:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Ladies and gentlemen, that's it, let's call for him. Tear it up. Obama!," Vice President Joe Biden said.
  • VP Biden Demands Crowd: "Chant Obama's Name"

    10/11/2010 12:34:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 1+ views
    White House Brief ^ | October 10, 2010 | WHB Staff
    Here's an example of the administration looking for the campaign '08 love back, then demanding it and then lying about how much love there is... From the White House Poll Reporter - Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post Sunday 10/10/10 in Philadelphia: "POTUS got on stage at about 5pm after Biden introduced him, and urged thecrowd to chant the president's name. Remarks will go out soon, but Obamatouched on similar themes from previous speeches. Obama said that he wasglad to "see this crowd fired up.""I've got to make sure you stay fired up.".
  • ECUMENIC: [Video] Interview with le BARROUX Nuns about recording Chant CD for Decca Records

    07/31/2010 5:42:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Gloria TV ^ | 27/07/2010
    An enclosed order of Benedictine nuns is set to storm the charts after signing a deal with Universal Music, the world's leading record company.
  • Cloistered French nuns to make Gregorian chant album for Universal Music

    07/27/2010 6:05:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 4+ views
    cna ^ | July 27, 2010
    Dickon Stainer, managing director of Decca Records, signs the contract with the Benedictine nuns. Avignon, France, Jul 27, 2010 / 06:07 am (CNA).- An order of cloistered Benedictine nuns in France has signed a deal with Universal Music to produce an album of Gregorian chant. The abbess said that after time in prayer the nuns decided the effort could touch people’s lives.The nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation (Abbey of Our Lady of the Annunciation),  near Avignon, France, won a worldwide search to find the world’s finest female singers of Gregorian chant, Decca Records reports. The search...
  • Five Problems, Five Solutions (Catholic Caucus)

    04/05/2010 4:09:27 PM PDT · by Desdemona · 54 replies · 415+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 25, 2010 | Jeffrey Tucker
    After years of observing the Catholic music scene, particular as it affects the liturgical life of the Church, I think I can narrow down the most pressing problems of our time. The good news is that all five problem have answers that are readily at hand. For this reason, we all have cause for being extremely hopeful. 1. Musicians do not have a model, much less ideals, in mind. Catholic musicians are very sincere people who aspire to do research so that they can do their jobs well. They order book after book and read many official documents. And yet...
  • St Meinrad shows the way forward for music publishing

    12/25/2009 3:17:12 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 399+ views
    Photo by Chris LightJeffrey Tucker, Sacred Music correspondent for the New Liturgical Movement, is understandably thrilled to see that the Archabbey of St Meinrad in Indiana is making its music available in pdf form free of charge on the internet with an explicit Creative Commons licence. If you wish to buy a printed copy of one of the books, you can do so. St Meinrad have chosen to publish their books via Lulu. There you can see that some works are still only available as e-books (with a small charge) but the monks are committed to making them all available...
  • Old Roman chant: Qui habitat in adiutorio altissimi - Part II

    11/15/2009 10:49:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 303+ views
    Gloria TV ^ | 07/11/2009 | Pilatus' Frau
    He that dwells in the help of the Highest, shall sojourn under the shelter of the God of heaven. He shall say to the Lord, Thou art my helper and my refuge: my God; I will hope in him. For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunters...
  • Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP, on Life on the Rock (Linked)

    11/14/2009 6:37:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 385+ views
    NewLiturgicalMovement ^ | Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Saturday, November 14, 2009 Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP, on Life on the Rock by Jeffrey Tucker On Life on the Rock, EWTN, Fr. Robert Fromageot, who teaches at Our Lady of Guadalupe, speaks about Gregorian chant. It is a very interesting interview, beginning at 17:00. He speaks about "learned perceptivity" and how the values and understanding we bring to chant influences our comprehension of its meaning. Fr. patiently explains such terms as "introit" and "Asperges" - and he is wise to do so, but it is notable that he does so with the knowledge that most all of the Catholic...
  • School kids taught to praise Obama [Does this bother you? does anybody care?]

    09/24/2009 11:42:51 AM PDT · by bareford101 · 29 replies · 2,294+ views
    self ^ | sept. 23, 2009 | self
    This was filmed around June 19, 2009 at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ.
  • Fourteen Easy Ways to Improve the Liturgy

    08/18/2009 3:44:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies · 1,512+ views
    ic ^ | August 18, 2009 | Arlene Oost-Zinner and Jeffrey Tucker
    Boredom during the liturgy is something all Catholics have felt from time to time, and it's never justifiable. No matter how mundane the architecture, how dull the homily, or how bad the music, what's taking place on the altar is a miraculous sacrifice that gives us the grace for salvation. That reality should be enough to keep our attention.   And yet boredom is a reality that good liturgy can help fight. Many parishes try to do so by inventing every manner of new enticement: brighter and larger banners, forced attempts to create an upbeat environment of friendliness and...
  • (Orthodox/Catholic Caucus)Greek Orthodox Christian Byzantine Music 1 "Theotokario" You Tube

    03/01/2009 5:57:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 1,562+ views
    Christian Orthodox Worldwide ^ | Uploaded by: johnvfc
    This is a sample of Greek Orthodox Byzantine music chanted by nuns in a Monastery of northern Greek Mainland (Hsuxastirio Timiou Prodromou Akritoxoriou Sidirokastrou Serron). The Hymn is an extract from a book called "Theotokario" and it is dedicated to the Most Holy Mother of God (Theotokos, Virgin Mary). It is usually chanted in Greek monasteries during the afternoon (after Vespers). The pictures of the video come from a different monastery of Northern Greece (Giannitsa/Pella, Iera Moni Agiou Georgiou Anudrou).
  • Norbertines building a new abbey (Great Voices - You Tube)

    02/23/2009 8:10:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 314+ views
    You Tube/NewLiturgicalMovement ^ | Feb 22 2009 | Jeffrey Tucker
    They are raising money doing one of the things they do best: sing! The chant is fantastic, and very valuable for anyone who loves the Gregorian tradition, because the Norbertine books offer a slight variation on the Roman chant. They sing beautifully, based on their last CD of Christmas propers (a CD which I just adore), and this one appears to offer a broader range of music.
  • Monks' prayers climb to top of pop charts (Catholic Caucus)

    01/14/2009 8:59:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 428+ views
    bergen record ^ | January 1, 2009 | VERONIKA OLEKSYN
    HEILIGENKREUZ, Austria — Working to reach No. 1 on the charts? Try praying. Johannes Paul Chavanne, a monk at Heiligenkreuz Abbey, said there were concerns about how the CD would be marketed.  That's how the monks of Heiligenkreuz Abbey found fame. Their compilation of Gregorian chants, a form of sung prayer, has stormed pop music charts worldwide. The debut CD, "Chant: Music for Paradise," was first released in Europe in May and spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on Britain's classical charts. The album made it to No. 7 on the country's pop charts.  It was also the top...
  • Letter To Praise And Worship Musicians

    12/18/2008 11:52:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 586+ views
    The Wanderer Press .Com ^ | Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | By JEFFREY TUCKER
    Letter To Praise And Worship Musicians Photo by Matthew Gray Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington, D. C., on December 8 offered the first Traditional Latin Mass at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in about 50 years. Mt. St. Mary’s is located in Emmitsburg, Md.; the Mass was celebrated in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel.  Letter To Praise And Worship Musicians By JEFFREY TUCKER You are part of a Catholic generation that has chosen music as a path of spiritual dis­covery and expression within Catholicism, and music has been central to your own path toward greater understanding of the...
  • Commentary on the "Ave Maris Stella" (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    09/08/2008 8:16:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 968+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 15th century | Dr. Thomas Gascoigne
    [A true friend of mine, whom I've known for just over a year, gave me a present, in true Hobbit form, at her birthday party this month. The present, a sixty-year-old book, is a 1948 reprint of a 1914 edition of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, printed by E.J. Dwyer, an Australian publisher. Not only does it have the all the prayers of the Little Office, it contains something I had never seen before, a commentary on the prayers themselves. She knew that I would greatly appreciate this book, and I am truly grateful that she...
  • Marketing The "New" New Mass!

    07/07/2008 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 245+ views
    CMR ^ | July 7, 2007
    When I heard the report at the end of last week that Pope Benedict has asked the Congregation for Divine Worship to study some potential changes to the liturgy, I got very excited. Think about all the possibilities! Think about what the Mass could be, rather than what it often is. The abuses and experiments, gone! The tawdry celebration of self, gone! Latin back in its proper place! Gregorian Chant! The priest's magnificent back on glorious display! The more I thought about it the more excited I became and the more I started wondering how would such a change be...
  • Sacred Music that Serves the Word of God (Part 1) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/05/2008 2:32:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 135+ views
    ZNA ^ | July 4, 2008 | Annamarie Adkins
    ST. LOUIS, Missouri, JULY 4, 2008 ( Parish music directors -- and congregations -- in the Archdiocese of St. Louis soon will benefit from Archbishop Raymond Burke’s recent initiative: The Institute for Sacred Music. Archbishop Burke, who has since been named to head the Apostolic Signature, the Church's supreme court, appointed Benedictine Father Samuel Weber as the first director of the new institute earlier this year.Father Weber is a professor in the divinity school of Wake Forest University in North Carolina and also a monk of the St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. In Part 1 of this interview with ZENIT,...
  • The Cistercian monks being groomed for music stardom

    05/18/2008 5:59:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 276+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 17, 2008 | Emma Pomfret
    A choir of Cistercian monks is being groomed for chart stardom. Our correspondent discovers how they are coping Within minutes of arriving at the monastery in the Vienna Forest, I see a clutch of men wearing lederhosen, while an oompah band tunes up for the May Day fair. I’m starting to suspect the record company of doing a deal with the Austrian tourist board. As first reported in The Times in March, the Stift Heiligenkreuz monastery is the home of Universal Classics’ latest unlikely stars: the Cistercian monks of the Holy Cross. Already favourites of Pope Benedict, the brothers...
  • “Magical” chants win Austrian monks recording contract

    03/25/2008 1:28:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 416+ views
    CNA ^ | March 25, 2008
    Berlin, Mar 24, 2008 / 10:01 pm (CNA).- After “blowing away” music executives with their performance of Gregorian plainchant, a group of Austrian monks has been given a record deal with Universal Music, the Independent reports.Universal had been persuaded that there was a market for albums of Gregorian chant by the success of the video game Halo.  The game, which has sold over 16 million copies, uses in its soundtrack a plainchant sung by male choirs without musical accompaniment.Dickon Stainer, head of Universal Classics and Jazz, said, "Young people have an awareness of Gregorian chant, even though it's not...
  • Ancient Music Wins New Fans (Gregorian Chant)

    11/13/2007 12:00:30 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 690+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/13/2007 | Paddy O'Flaherty
    One of the world's oldest styles of religious music is attracting a host of new enthusiasts.Gregorian chant is usually associated with monks in monasteries, but it's being heard more often now in regular services. Its growing popularity brought 70 representatives of choirs from Northern Ireland to a chanting workshop in the Dominican Convent in west Belfast. The college chapel became a study for a day as experts passed on advice on how best to perform the ancient melodies. Principal tutor Donal McCrisken said Gregorian chant was an excellent medium for vocal training. "You have to sing it very purely -...
  • Byzantine Chant of the Marching Angelic Hosts

    10/07/2007 8:42:32 PM PDT · by Terirem · 7 replies · 289+ views ^ | July 01, 2007 | Basileus Choir - Jassy , Romania
    Byzantine chant of the marching angelic hosts - Basileus Choir - Jassy - Romania Click link to hear:
  • What's a thousand years ? (Vecchioni in the classical Ambrosian Rite)

    08/15/2007 9:51:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 235+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | aUGUST 15, 2007 | Shawn Tribe
    A guest piece by resident Ambrosian rite expert Nicola de Grandi, who lives within the archdiocese of Milan Comments to a recent NLM piece about Ambrosian Chant mentioned the "Vecchioni" as a proper feature of the Ambrosian Rite. Here follows some more information about them, and a couple of pictures as well. The "Vecchioni" (singular "Vecchione" lit. "elderly man") and the "Vecchione" (singular "Vecchiona" lit. "elderly woman") - officially the "school of St. Ambrose" - were a feature peculiar to the Solemn High Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral [of Milan]. In fact, they were two distinct corporations of ten...
  • The Motu Proprio Musical Frenzy

    08/06/2007 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 73 replies · 582+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | August 5, 2007 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Sunday, August 05, 2007 The Motu Proprio Musical Frenzy posted by Jeffrey Tucker I've been fielding lots of emails from people who are scrambling to put together a musical program for the 1962 Missal. I've noticed several main problems cropping up, and I do plan a series of posts going into detail on these, but let me just quickly sum up the primary mistaken notions: 1) Hymnomania: Many people see the 1962 Missal as a chance to revive the good old hymns from yesteryear that have received such shabby treatment post 1970, and are looking for hymnbooks that can...
  • Summer issue of Sacred Music

    05/23/2007 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 10 replies · 405+ views
    Summer issue of Sacred Music By CMAA on May 21, 2007 at 3:34 pm Here is the contents of the Summer 2007 issue of Sacred Music. You can join the CMAA and receive this issue and three more for $30. EDITORIALS Et Erit In Pace Memoria Ejus † Richard J. Schuler | Robert Skeris On the Apostolic Exhortation | William Mahrt ARTICLES The Life and Meaning of the Sequence | By Lázló Dobszay Ornamented Chant in Spain | Lorenzo CandelariaREPERTORY The Alternatim Alternative | Susan Treacy Psallat Ecclesia | Sequence for the Dedication of a Church ARCHIVE The Young...
  • Interview with Archbp. Ranjith on the Exhortation

    04/25/2007 5:04:02 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 16 replies · 253+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say (UCA News) ^ | April 25, 2005 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    25 April 2007 Interview with Archbp. Ranjith on the Exhortation CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 7:25 pm There is an nterview available through UCANews. Gerard O’Connell interviews H.E. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith speaking about the post-Synodal Exhortation Sacramentum caritatis of His Holiness. It concerns especially the Exhortation and Asia.  There is a mention of the now famously correction par. 62 Sacramentum caritatis.  The inteview is an education about the use of Latin and its place in the whole world, not just in Asia.  He speaks about Gregorian chant. Most interesting are his comments about inculturation. Here are some...
  • Pope wants comeback for Gregorian chants

    03/13/2007 4:44:58 PM PDT · by Stoat · 134 replies · 2,444+ views
    The Scotsman / Reuters ^ | March 13, 2007 | Philip Pullella
    Pope wants comeback for Gregorian chants By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, who last week told the world he does not care much for Bob Dylan, said on Tuesday he would like Gregorian chant to make a comeback. The 79-year-old German Pope said the Catholic faithful should learn more of the chanting traditionally sung in Latin by choirs of monks since the Middle Ages."The better-known prayers of the Church's tradition should be recited in Latin and, if possible, selections of Gregorian chant should be sung," he said in part of a 140-page booklet on the Mass.He lamented...
  • Latin Revival

    12/04/2006 9:54:24 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 420+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | December 3, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    Rich Leonardi reports: At the beginning of this morning's 10:30 Mass at Cincinnati's St. Rose Church along the Ohio River, the music director casually announced that, rather than being sung in the vernacular, the Sanctus, Gloria, and Agnus Dei would be chanted in Latin and the Kyrie in Greek. Did the parishioners in the packed church make a mad dash for the exits? Did they grumble about being "forced" to celebrate Mass in a language "no one could understand?" Did they groan that their music director was trying to "rollback" Vatican II? They did none of those things. Instead,...
  • Gregorian Chant: an Overview

    06/13/2006 5:41:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 468+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 13, 2006
    Interview With Researcher Julieta Vega García MEXICO CITY, JUNE 13, 2006 ( Gregorian chant continues to be the official chant of the Catholic Church of Latin rite, though composition of new works is nonexistent, says a music expert. Julieta Vega García, who has a licentiate in philosophy and classics, with specialization in art history, and a doctorate in geography and history in the area of musicology, gave a brief overview of Gregorian chant in this interview. Vega García is a piano teacher with a certificate from the Higher Conservatory of Music of Granada, Spain, and director of the Schola Gregoriana...
  • Gregorian Chant: “Pride of Place”

    06/07/2006 6:58:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 609+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 29, 2006 | Mary Anne Moresco
    Look up “Gregorian chant” in just about any current dictionary or encyclopedia and you will see a description that says it “is the liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church.” Notice that the tense of the verb “to be” is in its present form of “is.” What Should Customarily Be? The definition doesn’t place Gregorian chant in the past tense and tell us that it “was” a liturgical chant that we Catholics long since forgot. If it is our current liturgical chant, isn’t there something odd in the fact that so many of us Roman Catholics never hear it at...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Summer Music Colloquium 2006 Liturgical Music and the Restoration of the Sacred

    04/25/2006 3:49:00 PM PDT · by siunevada · 133+ views
    Church Music Assn of America ^ | April 25, 2006 | Staff
    The Sixteenth Annual Summer Music Colloquium Tuesday, 20 June 2006 - Sunday, 25 June 2006 The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Center for Ward Method Studies of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in collaboration with the Church Music Association of America Gregorian Chant has been called the most beautiful music this side of Heaven. But as Pope Benedict XVI and the Second Vatican Council have emphasized, it is also integral to Catholic liturgical life and should be heard and experienced with wide participation in every parish. The Church Music Association of America is working...