Liturgical Music


Posted on June 8, 2019
Veni Creator Spiritus (“Come Creator Spirit”) is a hymn believed to have been written in the 9th century by Rabanus Maurus (780 - 856 AD), a Benedictine monk who at one time was archbishop of Mainz. In the form of...

Gone is the night

Posted on April 27, 2019
Sun at camp
What a Lent it was ! As mentioned here I was quite excited about Lent beginning and looked forward to studying the Exsultet. That happened in a way unexpected, as I discovered another piece of music we sing is...


Posted on March 2, 2019
Ash Wednesday has a little bit of a “new year” feel to it. It’s exciting, to finally start the season that leads us to the biggest week on the Church’s calendar -- Holy Week. I've decided to spend some time this...


Posted on January 7, 2019
MD Callahan, OSB
If you've ever spent anytime at the Mount, you would recognize the name of Sister Mary David Callahan, OSB. An accomplished musician and a prolific composer, the music of Sister Mary David is a staple when the...


Posted on November 19, 2018
Handbells have been around since ancient times. Originally their relatively small size helped tower bell-ringers to practice; however, small groups soon formed to create music of their own. There is a long history...

Rest Within Music

Posted on November 5, 2018
It’s probably a little unusual to write about silence in a post about liturgical music. All the same … The purpose of sacred music is to glorify God and sanctify the faithful (Sacrosanctum Concilium ¶ 112). That’...

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