Q: Omitting the Gospel Acclamation?
When General Instruction for the Roman Missal (GIRM) 63 states that “the Alleluia or the Verse before the Gospel, if…
Renowned monk of St. Meinrad’s remembered for embodying spirit of liturgy in music
Father Columba Kelly was a pioneer in post-conciliar liturgical chant. Adam Bartlett explains how this Benedictine monk’s musical wisdom scaled liturgy’s harmonic heights.
Q: Is using both a hymn and antiphon together, at the entrance, offertory, or communion processions, an appropriate liturgical and musical option? …
Ever Ancient—Ever New: Implementing Musicam Sacram Today: Part II
Progressive solemnity, as put forth by the sacred music instruction, is a pastoral and practical tool that seeks to enable every parish—no matter its size, resources, capabilities or present pastoral realities—to begin singing the liturgy with integrity and to establish the sung liturgy universally as its normal form of celebration.
Ever Ancient—Ever New: Implementing Musicam Sacram Today
On March 5th, 2017 the universal Church will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Musicam Sacram, the post-conciliar Instruction on Music in the Liturgy issued by the Holy See in the Spring of 1967.
Different Gregorian Mass Settings
Q: Are the different Gregorian Mass settings—Lux et Origo (Mass I) at Easter, Orbis Factor (Mass XI) on Sundays and…
Kyrie Eleison and the Ordinary Form of the Mass
At the Penitential act, can settings of the Kyrie eleison from the past that have the Kyrie repeated three times, then the Christe three times, and then Kyrie three times be used in the Ordinary Form of the Mass? Could such be composed today?
The Hymns the Church Calls Her Own – And the Coming Opportunity to Truly Make Them Our Own
The place of hymnody in Catholic liturgy has been both an area of great interest and also of much confusion…