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 TimeContinue reading “Update on A Gradual for Divine Worship: The Missal”

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,Continue reading “First Modern Performance of a Tallis Work”

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 secondContinue reading “Nico Muhly on the Anglican Choral Heritage”