Saturday, June 12, 2010

Whole Life Videos on YouTube

Check out this little video on the life story of Andrea Bocelli. Another of those surprises that we don't hear about enough:

Whole Life Videos on YouTube

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Deacon Joe's Dialogue

There is a friend and co-worker, Deacon Joe Forgue, that I turn to for many of my musings regarding the relevancy of particular musical expressions for liturgical and para-liturgical uses. We both believe, as Gabriel Moran has so elegantly stated, that God continues to reveal Himself to us in new, exciting and creative ways. I express this personally through my continuing work with music of all types from ancient to postmodern.  I hopefully can in this process help others relate to this "Revealing God".

Deacon Joe expresses himself more directly in dialogue in theology, philosophy, and stretching other's ability to think and talk about God. I sincerely believe you will enjoy engaging him at his new blog: Deacon Joe's Dialogue.

Check it out sometime soon and let me know what your thoughts are!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Catholic Music Facebook

Come join Catholic Music on Facebook and give us your thoughts and opinions on Catholic music within and apart from the Mass and other liturgical functions. We would like your opinions on where we are going in the Church and what might be most effective, especially for youth and young adults,but really for all of us!

Gregorian Chant

f you are ever interested in Catholic blogs addressing Gregorian Chant and other Catholic music, check this out:

Monday, June 07, 2010

Gregorian Chant

I've recently completed two compositions based on Chant, Puer Natus Est and Crucem Tuam; I'm strongly considering Adoro Te Devote and Veni Creator Spiritus . That would be 4, but I really want to eventually complete a 10 composition CD. They say that this is out of date these days, but I want to do it anyway. Please comment on the blog your favorite chants for me to consider. And I will keep you posted, as I continue to try to blend postmodern music with ancient chant.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Corpus Christi

This is the feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. Two members of our choir, Shirley White on violin and Kathy Kenney as soloist, performed Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck accompanied by our organist, Nancy Metivier. the parish really enjoyed the song, and asked for more, saying that they felt that they were truly at Mass today. For a reflection on  Corpus Christi and Transformation, please visit this blog. I hope that you the enjoy the blog as much as the parish enjoyed this song!

There are new artists coming up, some musicians, others poets. This young man, Preston Michael Losack, is both.!/notes/preston-michael-losack/the-ship/406124946177

Renew the Face of the Earth

Lord Send out Your Spirit In commemoration of the completion of the Year of St. Paul! Check out for higher resolution versions!