Check out this virtual choir of Carmelites singing Salve Regina for the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. Each recorded herself or himself. (HT: Sandy.)
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Almost. But it's not too early to get your Fonzie-esque "ay's", American R's, anticipatory S's, and increased volume on the upper notes of the podatuses (podati?) out of your system. Regular rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, September 16.
We intend to make the most of Fr. Francisco's presence with us while we still have him; sadly, he'll be moving on at the end of the year, and our ability to sing at the Cathedral thereafter is not known. Therefore, a schola is going to rehearse at Kathy's on Thursdays starting this week for the 5 PM Cathedral Mass celebrating the Triumph of the Cross on September 14.
I have no idea whether Fr. Francisco owns a leather jacket. I do know he owns a Boston Red Sox jacket.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Another site in our list of links, this is the one from which I get many of the videos which help us with our Mass preparation. CCW is a strictly volunteer-run site by those who, like RPC, want to see Gregorian chant restored to its proper place in the Liturgy. It's a wonderful resource for learning more about chant and its role. CCW was also the publisher of the Vatican II Hymnal which the Cathedral uses.
Highlights of the site include:
- How to Sing Gregorian Chant
- The blog Views From The Choir Loft
- St. Rene Goupil Gregorian Chant, home of PDFs and videos for each week's propers in the Extraordinary Form Mass schedule
- The St. Antoine Daniel Kyriale, which contains PDFs and videos for all the Latin Masses. I've printed out the Mass parts we most frequently use and put them in my binder so I don't have to fumble for my Liber Cantualis. That includes each Gloria and Credo on only one sheet of paper.
Since it's all volunteer, the site can use your donations.