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Instruments from the Medieval (500-1450 A.D.) and Renaissance (1450-1600) time vary from strings, woodwinds, “brass” and percussion. Variations of the instruments that are used today. The instruments have evolved in the same way that music has evolved over these several hundred years. 382 more words
Oh, the memories I’m having this week!
Two years ago, after seeing an ad in the parish bulletin, some parishioners at our local parish church got together and embarked on the most crazy project imaginable–bringing the tradition of Sacred Music into the life of our parish by starting a Schola.* So, Our Schola is going to have its second birthday this weekend–I can hardly believe it! 641 more words
When I started practicing organ improvisation five years ago, I began with the Eucharistic chant hymn Ave Verum Corpus. Five years later, and this continues to be one of my favorite chants to improvise on while praying–that’s right, praying through chant improvisation. 507 more words