Tag Archives: Sacred music

It’s Friday: Crux Fidelis

For the past several years on Good Friday, during the veneration of the cross, we have sung an ancient hymn which belongs to that liturgy. To think, we sing the same words (we do it in Latin) to the same melody, which … Continue reading

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The First Penitential Psalm

I wrote about the Penitential Psalm’s last year. I will be posting them randomly, one at a time, over the next couple of weeks. With audio/video of them being sung. The First Penitential psalm is psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore.  (psalm 6 … Continue reading

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I’ve been published

Actually I have been for a while, but I thought I’d throw the details up here. My how to ebook on introducing Gregorian Chant in Catholic parishes can be found here – http://cruachanhill.blogspot.com/p/the-gregorian-schola-for-beginners-by.html A couple of years ago I wrote … Continue reading

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December 20th: O Key of David- O Clavis

  English-  O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison.

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O Come Emmanuel: An introduction to the Great Antiphons

You wouldn’t know from the sights and sounds, but it’s not actually the Christmas season. That season starts on December 25th. This is advent. With that in mind, if you were to think of an Advent hymn, what would you … Continue reading

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