The proprietary status of the Scripture is becoming a problem for parishes that are wanting to broadcast text during liturgy rather than have everyone hold missalettes (which are expensive).
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Mary Jane Ballou’s thoughtful consideration of ways to integrate the Colloquium experience into daily life.
It is fascinating to look through this
. Look at the method, the even-handed approach to the Ratisbon edition, and especially the typesetting.
Chant Before and After the Solesmes Revolution
Jeffrey A. Tucker
I’m thrill to wake today to three absolutely wonderful promotions of the Sacred Music Colloquium, June 25-July 1, Salt Lake City.
Fr. Z offers an excellent write up, and, truth is that Fr. Z. was trained to chant under the best of the best. Whenever we have Skype calls, he dazzles me with his knowledge and makes me feel like I should never write anything on this subject again. He is a true expert.
Then we turn to Fr. Anthony Ruff, who similarly trained under the best of the best in Europe. I dare say that he could sing the entire Gradual by memory — with notes corrected according to 9th century manuscripts. He blogs at PrayTell.
Finally, we look across the pond to the king of hermeneutical continuity, Fr. Tim Finigan. His write up points to all the wonderful things I like about the Colloquium film.
Thank you to all who have pushed this event, which promises to be the best in human history.
This is not an indictment of GIA, but of the whole culture of Gebrauchtmusik that has infected the US publishing industry, and the composers who write for them, in the past twenty years. The Church deserves music that respects the integrity of the text and the education of the people. Even more, the Church deserves music that lifts it up out of the banality of the culture.
An Aggregated Review of Ten Glorias
Jeffrey A. Tucker
Without a doubt, responsorial or antiphonal singing is
especially suitable for processions because such songs have an open musical
form and thus a variable length that can accommodate the infinitely variable
length of an entrance procession. Repeated antiphons also facilitate active
participation because the gathered faithful can sing them from memory, in
contrast to singing a hymn from a book, and thus engage more fully in the
entrance procession. (p. 110)
Indeed, antiphons are a unique liturgical-textual genre.
Their purpose is neither to proclaim nor to allude to the ancient Christian
textual tradition, but to appropriate it.
In so doing, antiphons reflect and pass on a tradition of textual
interpretation. This occurs through the way a specific antiphon text employs
the textual tradition and relates to and interacts with its verses to produce a
particular Christian meaning, and then how the antiphon and verses together
relate to and reveal something about a specific day of the liturgical year,
thereby announcing “the mystery of the liturgical time or festivity”
(GIRM 47). (p. 167)
Organ pipes, like the sun, are filled with sound-waves. Find out more on the NOVA special tonight at 9 pm EDT. Film footage of both the sun and organ pipes (the latter filmed at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception) will be featured.
This week has seen a huge rush on registrations for the
It might be because Easter has arrived and people’s liturgical commitments have lightened up a bit. That means time to catch up on other things. Or it could be because a paid registration this week (before midnight tomorrow night, i.e, Sunday night) means you will be receiving a free gift in the mail: Dr. Mahrt’s
Whatever the reason, today and tomorrow are a great time to register. The deadline is May 22, 2012.
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Wonderful Article on Professor László Dobszay (1935-2011)
Jeffrey A. Tucker
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