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The Monks of Norcia: For Halloween, or Yoga?

The distant, mysterious bells of the basilica where the Monks of Norcia reside open their debut album – a surprise hit, streaming at Spotify… 336 more words


Gregorian Chant, A Beginner's Guide

Medieval music is typically divided into two major categories: secular and sacred. Anyone who has explored the complex world of medieval music has likely come across religious chants, often referred to as Gregorian Chants. 2,157 more words

Music History

Traditional Latin Mass comes back to Cebu

More than half a decade after it was stopped, the Traditional Latin Mass is making a comeback this year at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church (Capitol Parish, along N. 330 more words

Extraordinary Form

The missing voices of Western chant

The universal music of holiness is chant. Nearly every religious system utilises chant in some form, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Daoist, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. 1,698 more words



It is to the preeminent philosopher and theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas, that we owe one of the most beautiful Eucharistic hymns of the Catholic Church. St. 97 more words


Santo Subito!

Today is the feast of Saint Gregory the Great, patron saint of musicians, singers, students, and teachers, the reluctant Pope who used his wealth to feed the poor and hungry, who sent Saint Augustine (the other one) to England. 74 more words


Pope Saint Gregory I, organist?

In a letter from Pope Saint Gregory I to Leander, Bishop of Seville, the former waxes metaphorically, liberally using the image of a choirmaster conducting from the organ while accompanying the choir. 228 more words

Middle Ages