Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Solfege App

(HT: Views From The Choir Loft, Veronica Brandt)

Kathy may not say it every week, but one of the things she always wants us to work on is solfege, solfege, and more solfege, knowing how to figure out notes when we know where DOH is. Well, the fine folks at Corpus Christi Watershed have found a solfege app (!) by Theta Music Technologies. Even if you don't use the app, there's still plenty of training games and programs on the site. Give it a try; it can't make your knowledge of solfege any worse!

Much of it is free, but you can also subscribe for $49 a year and get access to all courses.

Theta Music Trainer Site
iPhone App
Android App

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sleep Deprivation

Our Third Sunday of Lent Mass on March 8 at Holy Spirit Mission begins at 8:30 AM, with call time at 7:45 AM. Make sure you're well rested and set your clock ahead an hour the night before; that morning marks the resumption of Daylight Savings Time, when we lose an hour of sleep. |-o

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mar. 1: 2nd Sunday of Lent

4:15 PM at the Cathedral.

Introit: Reminiscere

KyrieSanctusAgnus Dei (no Gloria): Mass XVII

Credo III

Offertory: Meditabor
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler Of All Nature [Prior comment here deleted, as that was indeed an original title of this hymn.] (I can't find a video or sound file that has our particular SATB score.)

Communio: Visionem quam vidistis
Miserere Mei, Domine (mp3)

Recessional: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (the oboe plays each part)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Okay, Forget Everything We Told You (about the schedule, anyway)

Big changes have occurred with the schedule for the rest of the year, the most immediate of which is that we will not be singing this Sunday (Feb. 22) at St. Peter Canisius. The updated calendar is on the upper right-hand corner of the site. Also, the date of the Red Mass at the Cathedral is confirmed for Thursday, April 30.

A big reason for this is our new relationship with new St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral rector Fr. Jacob Carazo, OFM Conv. Thanks to him, we now have seven Masses to sing for between now and Pentecost, including the Easter Mass that was originally scheduled for Holy Spirit Mission. All will be in the Novus Ordo.

Fact Of The Day: Fr. Jacob was ordained at the Cathedral.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mar. 8: 3rd Sunday of Lent

7:45 AM (sharp!) at Holy Spirit Mission. The Propers are the ones Kathy e-mailed.

Prelude: Asperges Me

Introit: Occuli mei

KyrieSanctusAgnus Dei: Mass XVII

Gradual: Exsurge Domine

Tract: Ad te levavi

Credo: Credo I

Offertory: Justitiae Domini
Miserere Mei, Domine (mp3)

Communio: Passer invenit
Ave Christe Inimici Autem

Last Gospel: Ave Regina Coelorum

Closing: Lift High The Cross

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feb. 22: First Sunday of Lent

UPDATE: We will not be singing at this Mass.