February 2022 archive of Music & Liturgy Musings
The Responsorial Psalm Texts: Why They Sometimes Differ (Part I)
Posted by Anthony Gallina on 2/11/22
Question: Why does the text for the Responsorial Psalm sometimes differ between what is printed in the hymnal and what is sung?
Answer: There are two layers to this answer—the responses and the verses.
—For the responses, as long as all the words are present, composers have artistic ... Read More »
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord: Candlemas
Posted by Anthony Gallina on 2/01/22
This Wednesday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. In the Traditional Latin Mass, it is known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Celebrated since the fourth century beginning in Jerusalem, it is one of the oldest feasts in the Church. This feast ... Read More »
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