Gospel Acclamations for LENT

Please feel free to download and use these acclamations. Chanted verses with text from Missal 3rd ed. (NOT Grail Trans) LENTEN GOSPEL ACCLAMATIONS, YEAR B (2012)

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Rediscovering Worship and Sacred Music – An Introduction

“How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, songs, and the voices that echoed through your Church! What emotion I experienced in them! Those sounds flowed into my ears, distilling the truth in my heart. A feeling of devotion surged within me, and tears streamed down my face — tears that did me good.” (St. […]

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Different Language – Same Mystery

Instructions on how to assemble a piece of furniture are most useful to me if they are in English. I need to be able to fully understand and comprehend them in order to assemble said piece of furniture. Liturgy, on the other hand, is not an instruction manual to help us “assemble” the sacred mysteries […]

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Ave again…

Here’s a brief article in the Fairfield County Catholic about the premiere of my newest arrangement of my Ave Maria. http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/index.php/fcc/article/concert_highlights_new_faith_center

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A Slave To The Page

A position on early music education. A Language Learned How do children learn language? It is the aural learning that provides the elemental basis for language skills. We do not first learn what the sounds look like – we learn first by hearing. The visual is learned by connecting the knowledge gained through aural perception […]

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