Saturday, October 16, 2010

Latin Chant News & Compline Arrives

And two posts for me in one day! Wonders never cease :)

The first is that a book of Compline (LOTH version) by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB is now available from Ignatius Press. It has the Office of Compline with chants in Latin and on the facing page in English for the entire church year, all seasons. This is the "new" Compline, not the Tridentine and it is geared for families, churches, congretations etc to promote praying the wonderful prayers to close the day. The hyms have been newly translated (Deo gratias!) because next to the psalm prayers, the hymns in the LOTH....could be better (trying to be nice).

Here is the write up at

Office of Compline

Availability: - In Stock
ISBN: 9781586174552
Author: Fr. Samuel F. Weber O.S.B.
Length: 148 pages
Edition: Hardcover
Code: OFCO-H
Retail Price: $18.95
Sale Price: $16.11

ALSO has all of the information on the Winter Chant Intensive which will take place this coming January in New Orleans. It is a chance for a week to immerse yourself in chant and you do not have to be an expert or near expert. Scott Turkington is a WONDERFUL teacher and he has a gift to make the neumes (chant notes, ie crunchy notes) as instinctive as they were meant to be. Dr. William Marhrt will also be there for experienced chanters. Basically, if you go with just a basic knowledge of chant, you can leave being able to either form and lead a schola or be a good solid member of your schola. Usually, there is another intensive before the big CMAA summer chant colloquium, but this next year Easter is so late. Anyway, I so wish I could go, but spread the word and register fast. It does fill up. Also, if you know a seminarian interested and you have the means, wonderful gift to the seminarian and to the church and His future (God willing) parishioners.

January 3-7, 2011
Old St. Patrick’s Church
New Orleans, Louisiana
Instructors: Dr. William Mahrt and Scott Turkington

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