Archive for July, 2013

July 28, 2013 – “‘Properly Speaking’: The Spiritual & Musical Riches of the Proper Prayers & Texts of the Mass”

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Thr Propers, which are those prayers and texts that are different for each Mass, are little known to most Catholics these days. In their 2007 document, Sing to the Lord, the Bishops of the U.S. wrote: “Proper antiphons from the liturgical books are to be esteemed and used especially because they are the very voice of God speaking to us in the Scriptures.” Susan plays recorded examples of the Propers, both in English and Latin, and both chant and polyphonic, and relates these examples to specific liturgical days and their spiritual significance.

July 21, 2013 – “Music at The Cathedral of the Madeleine”

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The music program at The Cathedral of the Madeleine is exemplary. Not only does it have a fine adult choir and organist, it also has a full-time choir school for boys and girls. Susan plays music from the choir’s CDs, music that is beautiful and shows the range of their abilities. Susan especially emphasizes the choir school, as it is the only school of its kind in the United States.

July 14, 2013 – “Highlights of the 2013 CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium”

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Susan presents a general recap of the Church Music Association of America’a 2013 Sacred Music Colloquium, held at The Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah. The structure of the program follows the liturgical services during the Colloquium, plus one organ recital. Susan plays 1-2 pieces each from all the Masses, the Friday night Vespers, and Charles Cole’s organ recital, as examples of what goes on at the Colloquium.

Sacred Liturgy / Sacred Music with Susan Treacy

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Sacred Liturgy / Sacred Music features a lively commentary and discussion, but the centerpiece is music from the sacred liturgy both vocal and instrumental. The program is designed to help listeners to grow in the spiritual life and in appreciation of our heritage of Catholic sacred music.