- Monday, 10 July 2023 14:16
Join the Church Music Association of America for an enriching and transformative experience at the Fall Sacred Music Workshop for Chant and Polyphony.
Taking place on October 12-14 at the serene St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, Massachusetts, this three-day workshop offers participants the unique opportunity to delve into the timeless beauty of chant and polyphony under the guidance of distinguished directors Dr. Horst Buchholz, David Hughes, and Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka.
Immerse yourself in the sacred liturgies enhanced by the melodic strains of chant as you join the CMAA in singing Vespers on Thursday, October 12, and the glorious Masses on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14. Discover the essentials of sung Morning Prayer, Vespers, and Night Prayer, gaining a deeper understanding of these timeless expressions of worship.
Registration is now open! CMAA members should check their e-mail for the special discount code.
- Friday, 29 January 2021 00:01
We’ve updated our list of projects offering English versions of the Mass proper chants. The propers are antiphons specified in the Church’s liturgical books for the specific Sundays and other days of the Church year. They are given to be sung, for example, at the entrance rite, the offertory procession, and during Holy Communion. Their texts can be drawn from the Roman Missal or from the Graduale Romanum, as specified in the General Instruction for the Roman Missal at sections 48, 74, and 87.
With the latest update, this list now has information on thirty websites, projects, and publications with scores you can view, download, or buy.
View: Mass Propers in English
- Sunday, 06 December 2020 16:39
The newest book from CMAA is a companion to one that we have carried for years. Alongside the English edition of Dom Gregorio Suñol’s chant instruction book Gregorian Chant according to the Solesmes Method, we now have the same book in the original language, Spanish, as Método completo de canto gregoriano.
Dom Suñol, a monk of the abbey at Montserrat and the president of the Pontifical Academy of Sacred Music in Rome, wrote his chant teaching book in 1905, and for years it was expanded in numerous editions and translated into several languages. This new offering is a reprint of the eighth Spanish edition, from 1943.
The book is a thorough and methodical presentation based on the Solesmes method, which he praised in these words:
My teaching, I can say, is not mine. The school of Solesmes has served the Church so magnificently, restoring her chant to her, authentic, beautiful, serious, and suited to her holiness; it burst forth one day by inspiration of the Holy Spirit from the hearts of her most enlightened sons.
For a description in Spanish, or to place an order, have a look at the CMAA Shop site.