Monday, May 13, 2013

First Missa Solemnis for Pentecost to be celebrated at Incarnation Catholic Church, Tampa

Please join us for our very first Missa Solemnis- Solemn High Mass for the feast of Pentecost!  The last time the Missa Solemnis was offered in Tampa may very well have been 50 years ago! 

First Missa Solemnis at Incarnation Church, Tampa

from a recent Missa Cantata at Incarnation

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chant is for Everyone! says Music Scholar

One of the many obstacles faced by Chant enthusiasts with the PTB (Powers That Be) is the perception that Gregorian Chant is elitist, and unintelligible by the peeps in the pews.  Now, we, having shared said pews with said peeps, know that this is not the case, since the majority of those singing in chant scholas came from their ranks.  I should know; I'm one of them. :)

Article here:
Music Scholar says Chant is for Everyone, not just Elite

Here's a little teaser from the article:

“When you show up at Mass, would you rather hear a chanted version of a scriptural antiphon that speaks directly to the liturgical year and season and day – all the way down to the precise reason you're there that day – or do you want to hear 'Gather us in' again?”

I know what I want to hear.....


Gregorian Chant Tool for Chrome

I read this about this Tool on, and while I'm not quite sure , it's (almost) guaranteed by the experts to be awesome, so I'm posting the link for future reference:

Awesome Gregorian Chant Tool