Various publications in the past few years attest to a growing interest in the office of Compline, including Kenneth Peterson’s Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline and The Song of Prayer: A Practical Guide to Learning Gregorian Chant. These, and other resources, will be part of a Paraclete Press table at the August 22-23 Gregorian Institute of Canada colloquium, itself dedicated to the office of Compline.
In addition to chant, workshop sessions will also introduce lesser-known but beautiful Compline-oriented polyphonic works, including a Salva nos by Palestrina. For more information about the colloquium, held in Regina, Saskatchewan, see www.gregorian.ca. The registration deadline is August 15, 2014.
This year CMAA is making some changes to the Association’s system of membership, and President William Mahrt has an update about what it means for you as a participant in CMAA and a reader of our journal. The news went out to subscribers along with the Spring issue of Sacred Music, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s on-line in our 2014 Membership Update.