Improvisation

While it may be the Lenten season, that hasn’t stopped me from improvising at the Monday Novena Masses at the Monastery.  This week, the Feast of St. Gabriel, one of the principle saints of the Passionists, is happening.  The Monastery celebrates it in anticipation at the Monday Novena Masses, which means I get to pull … More Improvisation

Composition

One of my major projects I plan on undertaking is to write an entire set of Choral Offertory and Communion Propers for the Church Year.  Nothing like the old Renaissance polyphonic settings, but short, moderately easy pieces that include the Latin incepit and the English translation.  And hopefully INTERESTING.  The hard part about a project … More Composition

Improvisation

Wow!  After a weekend (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) of lackluster improvs, I did these for the vigil Mass on February 2nd.  One of the funky things that comes with improvising frequently is the engagement factor: somedays you’ve got it, some days you don’t.  I’m also fairly partial to these chants.  And as I do … More Improvisation