In the three years since CMAA published Adam Bartlett’s collection of antiphons and psalms Simple English Propers, many parishes have adopted the SEP and sung the melodies without organ accompaniment, as indeed they were designed. But through that same time we’ve also been asked whether we would ever offer a companion set of organ accompaniments.
In 2014, composer Ryan Dingess has fulfilled that request by publishing his own two-volume set to accompany the Simple English Propers. Ryan has kindly allowed CMAA to offer the books as a free PDF download (Volume I | Volume II). In addition, the volumes are available in hardcopy form from lulu.com.
Presenting Two Courses in One Venue:
2015 Winter Chant Intensive and “Sing the Mass,” a Course for Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians, at the Cathedral of SS Simon and Jude in Phoenix, Arizona, January 5-8, 2015
The Chant Intensive lives up to its name: though no previous experience with chant is required, beginners and intermediate chanters should be prepared for full immersion from the start. You will learn or review how to read and fully navigate all aspects of traditional Gregorian notation (square notes).
The course will also address correct Latin pronunciation, the sound and mystery of the eight Church modes,
The fifth annual Musica Sacra St. Louis conference will explore “The Beauty of the Mass Ordinary” and “English Language Adaptations of the Mass Propers”. Instructors include Dr. William Mahrt, Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University; and Dr. Horst Buchholz, Director of Sacred Music, Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The conference is open to all who have an interest in the history and application of music in the liturgy; music directors, choir directors, singers, liturgists, priests and deacons, religious, seminarians, etc.