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August 18, 2013 – “Gregorian Chant: Mood Music, or Sublime Prayer?”

Thanks to a 1994 CD by the Spanish monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Gregorian chant hit the top of the charts worldwide, and has continued to be a listening favorite for many people, whether they are Catholic or not. So many listen to Gregorian chant for relaxation, yet Gregorian chant is meant for the liturgy. In this program Susan gives a basic introduction to the various types of Gregorian chant and how the Church has used them over the centuries. Susan focuses on the spirituality of chant, and how it can draw us closer to God.

August 04, 2013 – “Music for Vespers”

Of all the hours in the Divine Office, or Liturgy of the Hours, none has had such a wealth of music composed for it more than vespers. In this show Susan features music for Vespers including a range of music from Gregorian chant, work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and some excerpts from modern settings of Vespers.

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

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.

November 19, 2012 – Mother Maureen & Sr. Edith Scholl

“Christmas in the Cloister, Gregorian Chant and Christmas Carols” is the new CD of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey Nuns who will be talking about the life of the Cistercian nuns of the past and present.

The Psalms – Program 024

In this program, Lynn Bauman shares different arrangements of psalms in music covering a wide range of styles from Gregorian Chant to compositions by Leonard Bernstein.

Music Program of St. Patrick Cathedral in New York – Program 004

In this program Lynn highlights the talents of the music program at St. Patrick Cathedral in New York from the album Organ Music and Gregorian Chant.

View the transcript here.

Bach’s “Magnificat” – Program 001

This Inaugural program is devoted to The Magnificat composted by Johann Sebastian Bach. Lynn will be sharing about the musical arrangements as well as the musicians and performers. He will then present a unique arrangement of “I Am the Bread of Life” by Sr. Suzanne Toolan arranged by Richard Proulx. To conclude the program, Lynn will talk a bit about Gregorian Chant and will present “The Gradual Responsory” performed by The Monastic Choir of St. Peter’s Abbey – Solesmes, France .

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