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Square Notes: The Sacred Music Podcast

Nov 25, 2020

A brave man and heroic witness for the freedom and rights of the Church in China and Hong Kong, His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Zen, joins us for a discussion about music while growing up in Shanghai, in his formation as a Salesian, and in seminaries in China. 

Sep 12, 2020

One of the most prominent composers of our time, Sir James MacMillan has written for concert hall and stage as well as for the Church. A devoted Catholic, Sir James joins us for the opening of season three to discuss transcendence, beauty, spirituality, and universality in music, particularly focusing on the ability...

Jul 6, 2020

Listen in on a sermon given last summer at Silverstream Priory in County Meath, Ireland, by the founding prior of the priory, Dom Mark Kirby, OSB, a priest-monk and musician. 

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Jun 30, 2020

The largest recording project in history is coming to life in an excellent new app for sacred musicians and those wishing to learn to pray and sing Gregorian chant in the Mass and Divine Office. In this episode we dive into the story of the monastery, the singing of the nuns at Notre Dame de Fidélité in Jouques,...

Jun 30, 2020

Is there an opportunity for improvement in your parish music program? Has there been a change in personnel, circumstances, or resources that makes growth possible? Perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic has presented possibilities for progress.  Maybe you are looking at how to introduce the proper chants into a parish...