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Archive for category Music: General

A Catholic-Lutheran Service 500 Years After the Reformation

How Catholics and Lutherans in Austria celebrated an ecumenical service in April 2017.

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Saint John’s among Worship Grant Recipients

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship announced today that it will fund another 33 worship renewal projects for 2017-2018 as part of its Vital Worship Grants Program.

Organ Repertoire: Why Catholics Don’t Care

I was asked by a student today, “I just don’t understand why we need to have organ repertoire. When would you ever use it?” I stared at the student, confounded, dumbfounded. And then I had an intense moment of Catholic soul-searching. How many Catholics would understand why you’d want to have organ repertoire—how many Catholics ever do hear actual repertoire in the course of a liturgical celebration?

The Liturgical Music Institute in New York

Now in its sixth year, The Liturgical Music Institute offers musical, liturgical and pastoral formation to both new and experienced liturgical musicians.  

A dose of reality

To anchor our feet firmly on the ground, here’s a report of another Vigil that an American friend sent me

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American Guild of Organists Agrees to Eliminate Rules that Restrict Competition among Members

This will drive down prices through enhanced competition.

Non Solum: What Does Baptism and Penitence Sound Like in Lent?

How is your music going at the Sunday liturgies of Lent? What styles and genres of music are you using for the service music, antiphons, and hymns and songs?

Cloud Hymnal — a New, Digital Worship Resource and Music Tool

Cloud Hymnal is a multifaceted worship resource that includes, for example, an ever-growing library of new and old sacred music. Some music is newly composed by the Center for Music and Liturgy at St Thomas More, and some music is newly contributed by other members of the Cloud Hymnal. Additionally, there are 25,000 public domain sacred works offered. The music is easily searched and then shared online or printed.

New Publisher/CEO for OCP

Archbishop Sample has announced the name of John Limb’s successor as Publisher/CEO of Oregon Catholic Press.

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The Hymn Society Selects a New Executive Director

The Hymn Society has selected a new Executive Director, Dr. Jan Kraybill to succeed Rev. Dr. Deborah Carlton Loftis, FHS, who will be retiring May 1. An active member of HSUSC since 1998 and a member of its Executive Committee from 2010–2013, Dr. Kraybill is a passionate advocate for the power of music to change lives for the […]