A Tudor Mass sung in Hampshire

[An article in The Portal by Eliza Trebelcock. The Ludford setting referred to is described here and in other places only as a Lady Mass written for boys’ voices.  I was unable to find Mass settings by Ludford for boys’ voices only.  Click here, however, for a performance of Ludford’s Missa Videte Miraculum for 6 Voices.  You can see a…

St. Thomas More Church, Toronto, Seeks Singers.

St. Thomas More Church of the OCSP is now recruiting singers. If you read music, like to sing sacred music, and can attend one practice weekly in addition to Sung Mass at 12:30 noon on Sundays, call for an audition 647-200-8981. Several paid positions are available.

Update on A Gradual for Divine Worship: The Missal

An update on the news reported here last December concerning a gradual for the Divine Worship missal (DWM). The gradual is in the proofreading stage. It follows the DWM outline of minor propers for the Sundays after Trinity.  But it will include an index that cross-references the Graduale Romanum’s chants according to the Ordinary Time…

First Modern Performance of a Tallis Work

According to this piece on the BBC, a work by Thomas Tallis (an early version of his Gaude Gloriosa) was given its first modern performance on 14 April 2017 (Good Friday, as it happens), at St. John’s Smith Square, London.  The manuscript had been stuffed into a wall against the cold at Corpus Christi College,…

Music for the Masses

[An article on congregational settings of the ordinary of the Mass (some for the Ordinary Form of the Latin Rite, some for the Divine Worship Form) in the April 2017 edition of The Portal, which can be found here. The author, Mr. Christopher Smith, is organist and director of music at the Ordinariate Parish of…

Nico Muhly on the Anglican Choral Heritage

[Nico Muhly is one of today’s most successful composers, and he owes a good deal of that success to the inspiration he draws from the Anglican choral tradition. He is perhaps best known for his secular music and is the youngest composer to have been commissioned to write operas for the Metropolitan Opera (his second…

Music (on a Shoestring) for the Annunciation

The St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Abbey Oblates and Fides et Ratio of the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University will celebrate, tomorrow (Saturday, 25 March), the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord.  (10:30 a.m. in the Emmaus Hall Chapel at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.  All are welcome!)  Among our limited…

Music List of St. Osmund’s, Gainsford – May 6-July 7, 2017

The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham at St Osmund’s Catholic Church, Gainford, DL2 3DZ.  MUSIC LIST — 6th May to 30th July 2017 Choir Rehearsals: Sundays at 10.15 am. More information on 01325 730191 Saturday 6th May — A MAY FESTIVAL – Mass, Procession & Benediction at 12.00 noon Hymns:                                             See printed order…

Anglican Evensong in Florence

Ecumenical history is going to be made tomorrow [Sunday, 12 March 2017] in Florence when the Anglican service of choral Evensong will be sung in the great baptistery of San Giovanni, next to the Cathedral. The ecumenical significance of this event is noteworthy: this is the first time that an Anglican service will be held…

Henry Purcell & the Anglican Patrimony

An article on Henry Purcell, the English Baroque, and two of Purcell’s anthems begins on page six of the Lent 2017 newsletter of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Abbey Oblates, which can be found by clicking here.

Directions for 13 March Evensong at St. Peter’s Basilica

All are welcome at the first Anglican Evensong at St Peter’s Basilica on Monday 13 March at 3pm, a celebration of Pope St Gregory the Great. To enter: With Via della Conciliazione behind you and St.Peter’s Basilica directly in front of you, you should walk along the colonnade on the left side of the Basilica…

Anglican Choral Evensong at St. Peter’s

[Click here for the article in the Catholic Herald, posted Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017] On March 13, Anglican choral Evensong will be celebrated in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican for the first time. Permission was granted by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St Peter’s Basilica, during a recent meeting with Archbishop David Moxon, the…