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Music at a Time of Penitence

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 05:45am on 18th February 2017
Promote prayer, fasting, and charity in your choice and presentation of Lenten music Be restrained musically during Lent to reflect the penitential nature of the season Where possible, introduce during Lent pieces to repeat during the Triduum During Lent, carefully chosen music helps Catholics deepen their experience of this transformative season.  Hymns such...

Musically making ready to receive the Lord

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 05:25am on 12th November 2016
Singing more than O come, o come Emmanuel this Advent TO DO: Simplify music in Advent to contrast with decorative elaborate Christmas music             Leave Christmas music until Christmas; sing Advent songs during Advent.             Reflect Advent themes in your Mass settings as well as hymns. More than any other season, Advent is characterised...

Plus ca change

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 03:30am on 10th March 2015
... or how to please at least some of the people some of the time What do you wish for most of all?  Conversely, what is your greatest fear?  For the best or worst to come to pass, change is necessary, and sometimes even small changes awaken intense and deeply rooted...
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