Daily Archives: 21 December 2006

The Role of Comfort in Parish Music Repertoire

Jimmy Mac brings up an important point many music directors struggle to address. Should parish music repertoire reflect the comfort level of the people? Or should it urge the pew folk forward where they would not go were they not … Continue reading

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Strophic Hymns Fade From Classical Consciousness

Mary Jane captures what I’ve often thought of strophic hymns, On Jordan’s Bank, as one in particular. “Oh well, I want to move away from strophic hymnody at the Mass anyway.” Interesting. That’s what the pseudo-folkies tried in the late … Continue reading

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And in this Corner: Prometheus and the Ring

On the left, here’s last year’s Saturn image contest winner, Titan’s surface from the Huygens probe. And we have the ring waves churned up by Prometheus, as suggested by our New Zealand friend.

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 121

Finishing up Vatican II’s ten-section look at sacred music, we turn to one of the most maligned groups, composers: Composers, filled with the Christian spirit, should feel that their vocation is to cultivate sacred music and increase its store of … Continue reading

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“Let us Thee, though lost, regain”

(Neil, here). This will have to be my last post for this year. My posting will also have to be infrequent in January. Since I will not be online later this month, let me wish all of you – especially … Continue reading

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