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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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
“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
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