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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

Gregorian Chant

Overview: Polyphony is the Deep Wholeness

Polyphony is the Deep Wholeness.  What does this mean?  For one thing, we have been blessed with new understandings of the fundamental nature of the cosmos.  466 more words

Gregorian Chant

Gregorian Chant

Gregorian Chant

Sacred Vocabulary
eight modes of prayer
minor and major
moods to match mine
joy and pain.

Sacred Living
unfolding in hours
cast upon a staff… 242 more words

Victoria Slotto

Parce, Domine

Praying your Lent is off to a good start.  As usually happens, we have already gotten the message (on the first day of Lent, no less) that our plans for the next 47 days belong to God, and He has already made some changes.   256 more words