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How to bring sacred music to your parish

To many Catholics – priests and laity alike – the thought of setting aside “On Eagle’s Wings” for something sacred seems like an unattainable dream. But according to one church musician, with a little work and determination, it may not be as difficult as one might think to bring sacred music to your parish. 1,608 more words

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Passion for the Kingdom

by Fr. John-Mark Missio

Homily preached at Sunday Eucharist during the Gregorian Institute of Canada Colloquium, August 14, 2016, held at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto. The scripture readings included Luke 12:49–53 and Jeremiah 38:4–6, 8–10. 1,143 more words


How the Clefs Came to Be

When my students are first working with the Grand Staff, they are often confused about the placement of the various clefs.

In piano music, we generally use only the G-clef (Treble clef – not “trouble clef” as some think!) and the F-clef (Bass clef)  I try to show students how the curvy part of the G-clef wraps around the G above middle C and the F-clef looks sort of like an F marking the F below middle C.   102 more words


The Skateboarding Friar that Took Home an Emmy

“All tricks and vocals are done by Friar Gabriel.”

That’s not something you see every day in a video description. But Friar Gabriel is no ordinary man: Not only is he skilled in Gregorian chant, he also performs all of his own stunts on the skateboard. 250 more words


Gainesville Holy Trinity sets TLM conference and Mass for Assumption

A mini-conference on the Traditional Latin Mass will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday evening, August 15, at Holy Trinity Church in Gainesville, Virginia. Talks on… 104 more words


A Brief History of Western Music - Unit 4, Lesson 1

Gregorian Chant

The motet “Pucelete – Je languis – Domino” is an example of basic polyphony.

Complex polyphony was a trademark of the Renaissance composer Josquin de Prez.  26 more words

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