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Church Music and the Young

Yet more weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth over music in church. I regularly hear two complaints about traditional hymns. The first I do not understand and hope a musician out there might be able to illuminate me. Why do so many people complain that hymns are too high pitched to sing? I don’t [Read More...]

Church Music – 5

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10686215&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Can you tell the difference?? from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo. I came across this video on Fr Blake’s blog. It fits with what I’ve written and there are plenty of good resources here. [Read more...]

Church Music – 4

Should we have hymns at Mass at all? Some liturgists argue that the propers are all that are necessary. The introit verses, offertory and communion antiphons should be sung, and some argue that they should be sung in Latin and with Gregorian chant. There’s certainly a case to be made for this, but we also [Read More...]

church Music – 3

OK. Now about the music for hymns. After analyzing the words we look at the music. The simple question is, “Is the music for this hymn accessible to the people, is it fairly easy to learn , is it singable for a congregation, is it of a suitable sacred style and does it lift the [Read More...]

Church Music 2

The first thing I look at when considering a hymn is the words. Believe it or not, there really are some objective criteria to consider when evaluating the words of a hymn. First of all we need to consider whether the words of the hymn express the Catholic faith. There are several problems here: first, [Read More...]

Mantilla the Hon on Children’s Church Music

Mantilla

Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. Hey hon! I sorry I not been talking for so long, but [Read More...]


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