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For beginner piano: Vexilla Regis prodeunt

Here is another chant put into easy piano form:

Vexilla Regis prodeunt (the vespers hymn for Passiontide)

Which is also used on September 14th for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, as well as (formerly) on May 3rd for the finding of the same. 78 more words

Gregorian Chant

Dies Irae

Beautiful meditation music. Stunning visuals.  79 more words





Among all the Pastors, whom our Lord Jesus Christ has placed, as his Vicegerents, over the universal Church, there is not one whose merits and renown have surpassed those of the holy Pope, whose feast we keep to-day. 1,871 more words

Ariadne - Ex Tempore


Ex Tempore

28 January 2015 (Horologion)

By Patrick DeBonis

Ambient music’s routes lay nestled in history from all expanses of the world. Many forms of traditional music focus around repetition of rhythms and patterns and can be associated with inducing trancelike states that are embedded in meditation and religion. 298 more words


Why Catholics can't sing

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Or at least Irish Catholics – the predominant Catholic influence in Australia and apparently in the States as well.

While researching the demise of Gregorian Chant I came across the occasional comment that “of course, as Irish Catholics it was never part of our culture.” 450 more words

For beginner piano: Stabat Mater

And another easy piano printout:

Stabat Mater (Hymn of the Compassion of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

I’ve left the fingering up to y’all. The divisions represent the sections which serve as the hymns for Vespers, Matins, & Lauds (respectively) for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows, (the one that is the Friday after Passion Sunday, which is now just a commemoration; not the one in September, which seems to have a different set of hymns). 58 more words

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