Music


Vatican II: Constitution on the Liturgy See Chapter 6: Sacred Music

Musicam sacram 1967 Instruction on Music in the Liturgy from the Sacred Congregation of Rites

On Sacred Music Pius XII: Musicae Sacrae (1955)

Papal Letter Regarding the Restoration of Sacred Music By Pope Pius X. Scroll to page 222. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 29, From January to October, 1904

Instruction on Sacred Music Motu proprio of Pope Pius X. Scroll to page 226. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 29, From January to October, 1904

Gregorian Chant Podcast of presentation by Dr. Barron Breland of Creighton University, 2012

St. Celcilia, Patroness of Music Podcast of presentation by Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, Director of Music at Saint Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha, 2011

The Suitability of Sound: Seven Functions of Sacred Music By Jonathan L. Friedmann in Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology, August 2009

What Has Mozart to Do with Coltrane?: The Dynamism and Built-in Flexibility of Music By Cynthia R. Nielsen in Expositions, 2009

Lyrics for Liturgy 1: Liturgical Song By Frances Novillo in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, February 2009

Lyrics for Liturgy 2: Gregorian Chant By Ian Coleman in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, February 2009

Traces of a Thomistic De musica in the Compositions of Olivier Messiaen By Siglind Bruhn in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2008

From Sacrifice to Sacred Song: Music in Jewish and Christian Worship By Jonathan L. Friedmann in Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology, September 2008

Olivier Messiaen: 'Plain Old Propaganda'? By Peter Bannister in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2008

Worship Music: Maintaining Dynamic Tension By Mary L. Conway in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 7, 2006

How to Deaden Acoustics and Seriously Damage Congregational Singing By Evan Kreider in Roots and Branches, Summer 2005

Toward a Full Fledged Action Theory from a Perspective of Musical Transcendence By Lisa Maguire Hess in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2004

Music in the Time of Saint Anselm By Donald R. Cox, Saint Anselm College, in The Saint Anselm Journal, Fall 2004

Music, Worship and the Church By Christopher Hayward in Cambridge Papers, March 2003

Hymnody: Fostering the Faith, Age after Age By Father Michael Gilligan

Use of Yahweh in Church Songs By Father Michael Gilligan

The Liturgical Music Catastrophe and its Consequences for Jews and Christians By David Goldman, 2000

Music as Sound Spirituality By Edward Foley in The Way, 1999

Church Music: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow By Archbishop Rembert Weakland, O.S.B., 1998

Heart to Heart: Music on the Jesuit Campus By Cynthia Caporella in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education , 1998

Church Music By Mark Sedio, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1997

Hymns Catholics Like and Dislike By Jennifer Reed in St. Anthony Messenger, May 1996

A Failing Star System; Bad Liturgy Transcends Ideology By Thomas Day in Commonweal, Nov 17, 1995

Music and Spirituality: To the Tune of St. Thomas Aquinas By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, May 1995

Modes of Consciousness and Style in Music and Other Arts By Felipe M. de Leon, Jr. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1994

Rollicking Advice for Evil Days: A Biblical Rationale for Christian Singing By Marc Kolden, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN, in Word & World, 1992

The Distant Triumph Song: Music and the Book of Revelation By Craig R. Koester, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN, in Word & World, 1992

"O felix culpa..." Death and Resurrection in Church Music By Robert D. Hawkins, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, in Word & World, 1991

A Modest Proposal to Composers of Liturgical Music By Ray Repp in Spirituality Today, 1988

Carpeting and Singing By Walter Holtcamp in American Organist, March 1986

Imaginative Use of the Arts: Music and Audio By John Ylvisaker, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Minneapolis, in Word & World, 1985

Pange Lingua: breviary hymns of old uses with an English rendering Book by Alan G. McDovgall, 1916

Charlemagne and Church Music By Joseph Otten in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908

The Relations of the Catholic Church to the Art of Music By Rev. Edward F. Curran. Scroll to page 592. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 32, From January to October, 1907

The Restoration of Gregorian Chant By Rev. John M. Petter. Scroll to page 470. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 29, From January to October, 1904

The Two Stabats. 1. The Speciosa By H.T. Henry. Scroll to page 68. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 28, From January to October, 1903

The Two Stabats. 2. The Dolorosa By H.T. Henry. Scroll to page 291. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 28, From January to October, 1903

The Medieval Chorus Music of the Catholic Church By Edward Dickinson. Scroll to the April issue, p. 141. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 24, From January to October, 1899

Music in the Early Christian Church, a.d. 50-600 By Edward Dickinson. Scroll to page 110. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 23, From January to October, 1898

Gregorian Music: An Outline of Musical Palæography Illustrated by Fac-Similes of Ancient Manuscripts By the Benedictines of Stanbrook, 1897

The Recent Decrees on Church Music By Rev. Hugh T. Henry. Scroll to page 82. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 20, From January to October, 1895

National Association of Pastoral Musicians A membership organization primarily composed of musicians, musician-liturgists, clergy, and other leaders of prayer devoted to serving the life and mission of the Church through fostering the art of musical liturgy in Roman Catholic worshipping communities in the United States of America

Gregorian Chant From the Monastery of Christ in the Desert

Gallery of Sounds: The Ultimate Catholic Midi Collection Part of the ABC's of Faith web site. Contains dozens of traditional and contemporary Catholic songs and hymns that you can listen to

Karl Kohlhase A Catholic singer's message, mission, and music

CatholicJukebox.com CatholicJukebox.com brings people closer to Jesus Christ through music that is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. As a hub for Contemporary Catholic Music, CatholicJukeBox.com provides musicians with a presence on the web. Through CatholicJukebox.com, the music and their message of faithful Catholic artists reaches larger audiences via our searchable database, radio services, streaming online audio, and downloadable podcasts

CanticaNOVA Publications Check out the Musical Musings and Liturgical Planning sections

Music: From Gregorian Chant to Opera's Origins Manuscripts from the Vatican Exihibit

Gregorian Schola The Gregorian Schola of St. Joseph Parish in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is an adult vocal ensemble dedicated to the cultivation, study and promotion of Gregorian chant as a musical art

Choral Archives Public domain pieces by Bach, Handel, Palestrina, and others

Pipe Organs and Related Topics PIPORG-L is an electronic mailing list whose members discuss musical, technical and historical aspects of organs of all kinds–classical, theater, electronic, reed, tracker, electropneumatic, etc., etc

Music from Taize

American Guild of Organists Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music

Chant Links

Midi Melodieen On this page you can enjoy midi files of the Genevan psalter composed by Louis Bourgeois, Maître Pierre and Matthias Greiter in order off John Calvin. For more background information a few psalm related links. Plus hundreds of other songs

Sacred Music America God and Music. Sound File Index. Musical Heritage. Roman Catholic. Anglican. Lutheran



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