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9 Views · 4 days ago

⁣The Gregorian Chant Academy is 2 years young! Join me as I share some stories and data from the previous years, getting your feedback, announcing new features and events, and setting a new goal!

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143 Views · 15 days ago

⁣"Alma Redemptoris Mater" is one the four Marian "antiphons" sung during the four liturgical seasons. The antiphons are traditionally sung after Compline (and sometimes after Mass), with the "Alma" being sung from the 1st Sunday of Advent until Vespers of The Purification of Mary, February 2.
Hermannus Contractus is believed to have composed this in the 11th century based on the writings of Saints Fulgentius, Epiphanius, and Irenaeus of Lyon, referring to the Blessed Virgin as "Star of the Sea" and "Gate of heaven," upon whom all nature stared in wonder: a virgin mother! giving birth to her Creator!


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Gregorian Chant Academy
88 Views · 1 month ago

⁣This is the devotional chant "Rorate Caeli," different and separate from the Introit chant of the same title, but obviously related. According to a Wikipedia article, "In the seventeenth century, [the] Rorate Caeli was arranged into a hymn combining the traditional text with other scriptural passages used in the liturgy for Advent. The earliest known version is in the Oratorian Officia Propria (1673); it also appears in French diocesan rites, such as the Rouen Processional of 1729 and 1763. ...Under the heading, "Prayer of the Churches of France during Advent", Dom Guéranger [,the great restorer of the Abbey of Solesmes, in his multi-volume work "The Liturgical Year"] gives it as an antiphon to each of a series of prayers ("Ne irascaris ", "Peccavimus", "Vide Domine", "Consolamini") expressive of penitence, expectation, comfort, and furnishes the Latin text and an English rendering of the Prayer." When the text speaks of Sion and Jerusalem being desolate and destroyed, we can this as representative of our own souls, ruined by sin, but restored by penance and God's grace. The harmony in this is by my good friends @HarpaDeiMusic.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
53 Views · 2 months ago

⁣I recorded 3 versions of the melody for the Introit "Populus Sion" from the 2nd Sunday in Advent: from the Graduale Romanum, Graduale Novum, and the Liber Gradualis. Here is what they sound like!

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Gregorian Chant Academy
119 Views · 2 months ago

⁣This is the second of a 2 part series. @DrTaylorMarshall and my own dad, William F. Jasper - Sr Editor of The New American Magazine - join me to discuss how the Church and the world have gotten into such a mess, where this is all leading, and what we can/should be doing about it, all in light of many various approved Marian apparitions.


⁣I would also recommend this 3 part series by Fr Chad Ripperger:
Our Lady's View of Our Times part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBC7RcQLao
Our Times part 2 - Natural Preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P20XhNFlQw
Our Times part 3 - Spiritual Preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3oqUkCm0i4



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Gregorian Chant Academy
120 Views · 2 months ago

⁣This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series, where part 2 will present Dr Taylor Marshall and William F. Jasper. In this episode I will present various Marian prophesies specifically about the 20th and 21st centuries as well as some basic Church teaching regarding prophesy. ⁣Even approved apparitions are not binding (even Lourdes and Fatima) and any Catholic may dismiss them, though it may be imprudent to do so.

I would also recommend this 3 part series by Fr Chad Ripperger:
Our Lady's View of Our Times part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBC7RcQLao
Our Times part 2 - Natural Preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P20XhNFlQw
Our Times part 3 - Spiritual Preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3oqUkCm0i4

As regards the controversial apparitions of Our Lady of Garabandal, it should be clearly stated that this apparition has NOT yet been officially approved by the Church, but it has also NOT been condemned. It remains in an undecided state. Therefore, once should consider some of the Church's criteria for discerning apparitions: The mental & emotional stability of the seer(s), their personal sanctity, whether they demonstrate supernatural virtues or vices (especially their levels of obedience, humility, charity), their prayer life, any accompanying miracles (either acted by the seers [such as reading of minds or healing] or possessed by them [such as stigmata], or even the fulfillment of some/all of the prophesies), etc. In all of these, the children at Garabandal have demonstrated mental & emotional stability, their personal sanctity demonstrated by their supernatural virtues, especially of obedience, humility, & charity, incredible prayer life especially with the rosary, and MANY accompanying miracles. In addition, St Padre Pio had met with at least one of the girl seers (Conchita) and was a firm believer and supporter of them, even ordering that his gloves and other personal articles be given to Conchita after his death. Again, this ⁣apparition has NOT yet been officially approved by the Church, but it has also NOT been condemned. It remains in an undecided state. Even approved apparitions are not binding (even Lourdes and Fatima) and any Catholic may dismiss them, though it may be imprudent to do so.

Gregorian Chant Academy
67 Views · 3 months ago

⁣This is the Introit "Requiem aeternam" from the Mass for the Dead. The month of November is dedicated to the holy souls in Purgatory. Never forget to pray for them as they are unable to help themselves.


Special thanks to Jeremy Williams of Sentimental Impressions photography for filming this video: https://www.sentimentalimpression.com/

This video is specially dedicated to my friend Leo Heinen, and his baby niece Emma Grant, both of whom died from tragic accidents only one year apart.

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Gregorian Chant Academy
52 Views · 3 months ago

⁣(this was supposed to be uploaded on Oct 31, but had technical issues preventing it)
Can Catholics celebrate "Halloween"? If it's not ok, is there anything wrong with dressing up as Saints or Angels? Learn the difference between the history of All Saints' Day and the modern, cultural, commercial "Halloween" and how Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, rejoiced at Christian parents when they...

This article also says it very well... basically what I was trying to say but better: ⁣https://onepeterfive.com/halloween-vs-the-world/


Taylor Marshall's interview with Fr Ripperger on Halloween: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROUEZqWW8W0

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71 Views · 3 months ago

⁣Here is my own explanation of how I made the decisions on my version of the Gregorian Rosary. Not sure why the video color is so reddish and saturated... my settings must have been off a bit.

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125 Views · 3 months ago

⁣Due to many requests over the past year, here is my own version of the "Gregorian Rosary." Instead of making a generic rosary for any and all mysteries, I have opted to use melodies which suitably represent each of the mysteries, beginning here with the Joyful mysteries. Next Lent, I plan on releasing the Sorrowful mysteries, followed by the Glorious in Eastertide. May God bless you and our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us! It is my hope that this may help others to pray the rosary more devoutly; to more easily meditate on the mysteries of the most holy rosary.

"Pray the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the World... So many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray for them." ~ Our Lady of Fatima, 1917
"“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” ~ Sr Lucia dos Santos of Fatima
"The Rosary is the weapon of our times." ~ St Padre Pio
"Give me an army praying the rosary and I will conquer the world." ~ Pope Pius IX
“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” ~ St Dominic

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86 Views · 4 months ago

This is the Alleluia from the Mass celebrating the feast of St Michael the Archangel, September 29.

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35 Views · 5 months ago

⁣The text of this Gradual "Christus factus est" is taken from St Paul's letter to the Philippians 2: 8-9.
This chant is sung on both Holy Thursday and the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept 14.
But the verses immediately preceding those found in the Gradual are also critically important for our instruction and are given here:
"1. If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any bowels of commiseration: 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that you be of one mind, having the same charity, being of one accord, agreeing in sentiment. 3 Let nothing be done through contention: neither by vain glory. But in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves: 4 Each one not considering the things that are his own, but those that are other men's. 5 For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. 8 He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. 9 For which cause, God also hath exalted him and hath given him a name which is above all names: 10 That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: 11 And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father."

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23 Views · 5 months ago

⁣The text for the Introit "Nos autem gloriari" is based upon St Paul's letter to the Galations 6:14 ("But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world"), while the Psalm verse is taken from Ps. 66:2, "May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us." This chant is sung on both Holy Thursday and the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14.

As Jesus Christ teaches us, by word and example, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." ~ Matt 16:24 and Mark 8:34

Images are taken from the "Imitation of Christ."

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53 Views · 5 months ago

⁣The offertory chant "Precatus est Moyses" is from the 12th Sunday after Pentecost (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) and is the prayer of Moses, beseeching God not to destroy His own people, the Israelites, who continue to offend Him time and time again. The Gospel for this Sunday is the parable of the Good Samaritan, where in we first hear the greatest Law of Life, "thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, etc" followed by "and thy neighbor as thyself." Then comes the parable which closes with the scribe answering the question of: which was neighbor to the man half-dead, with "He that showed mercy unto him." Jesus responds, "Go and do thou in like manner." Jesus is the Good Samaritan and we the man, half-dead in sin. As God showed mercy to the wicked Israelites at the prayer of Moses, so will he also show mercy to us if we repent and do penance and show mercy unto others. But as Moses was not only a type of Christ, but also a type of St Peter and all subsequent popes, Moses' prayer is a kind parable itself, showing us how prelates in authority (priests, bishops, and especially the pope) have the power to call down mercy upon the whole Church if they will but do penance themselves and pray. (the Inn keeper is also a type of the Papacy and the Church)

Therefore, let us pray for our priests, bishops and the pope that they may cease offending Our Lord, "who is too much offended already", cease preaching heresy, cease persecuting the Church itself, be converted and pray to God that He may have mercy on us all.

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126 Views · 6 months ago

⁣The "Salve Regina" is possibly the most well known and beloved of any Gregorian Chant, the text of which we pray at the end of every rosary "Hail, holy Queen...". The harmony in this recording is from my good friends of Harpa Dei who always make such beautiful, simple harmonies.

Though I am not sure exactly when the melody of this simple tone was written, I find it so incredibly beautiful in its wonderful simplicity. The text has us recognize ourselves as exiles of heaven as children of Adam and Eve, living in this world as in a Vale of Tears (for our true joy and happiness is to be found in heaven), while confidently and lovingly turning to Mary for help, seeing her as our "Mother," "hope," "sweetness" and implicitly our "joy" (and the melody reflects this so wonderfully). Both the melody and the text remind us and reassure us, that we have a true mother in Mary, more loving and caring than any other earthly mother could even imagine, and thus we can have complete confidence and hope that she - who loves us more than ourselves - will do all in her power to help save us and lead us to Christ. No matter what kind of crisis or confusion may be going on in the world - whether it be in the Church, economy, governments, health, etc - we have nothing to fear so long as we stay near to Our Lady. And if we are faithful to her and her Son, Jesus Christ, she will not hesitate to show Him to us at the hour of our death, and take us to heaven for all eternity.
"Pray for us, O holy Mother of God; that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ."

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69 Views · 7 months ago

Ever heard of or wonder what the difference is between the "Solesmes Method" and "Semiology"? In this episode I give a brief explanation of both and demonstrate their differences in practice with the Introit "Statuit ei" from the mass of a Confessor Bishop. Contrary to what many people think, Dom Mocquereau (developer of the Solesmes Method) also taught Semiology in the very book he wrote to teach his Solesmes Method, "Le Nombre Musical Gregorien." The main difference between Mocquereau and Cardine is, to put it simply, that Cardine completely disregarded the theory of the ictus, and they had a few differences in understanding of the Semiology.
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55 Views · 7 months ago

The Responsory "Collegerunt" is a Gregorian Chant sung during the Palm Sunday liturgy. The text is taken from the Gospel of St John, chapter 11, where it speaks of the hatred the Pharisees had against Jesus Christ and their conspiracy to put him to death after He had worked so much good and so many miracles. We can see ourselves in this as we conspire to put Him to death every time we consent to sin. The earliest musical sources for this chant are the MS of Einsiedeln 121 from Switzerland from the early 11th century (pictured at beginning of recording) and the MS of Laon 239 from the beginning of the 10th century. For the purpose of education and demonstration, the rhythmical style of singing in this recording is according to the principles of Semiology (i.e. ancient manuscripts), as opposed to the "Solesmes Method" of Dom Mocquereau.

English Translation:
℟. The chief priest and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said: What are we doing, for this man performs many miracles? If we let him go on thus, all will believe in him. * and the Romans will come and take away our place and nation.
℣. But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high priest that year, said to them: It is expedient for you all that one man should die for the people, and not the whole nation perish. Therefore from that day they devised to kill him, saying:

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62 Views · 7 months ago

"Te Joseph Celebrant" is a hymn to St Joseph, traditionally sung at Vespers on two of St Joseph's feast days: March 19, feast of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and, more recently, May 1, feast of St Joseph the Worker. English lyrics of this song are posted down below. Special thanks to my "anonymous" schola members.

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Lyrics (English translation):

1. May the hosts of heavenly spirits praise thee, O Joseph; may all the choirs of Christendom resound with thy name, thou who, renowned for merits, was united in chaste wedlock to the glorious Virgin.
2. “When thou didst wonder at thy bride grown great with her august Child, sorely wert thou afflicted with doubt; but an Angel taught thee that the Child was conceived by a breath of the Holy Spirit.”
3. “Thou dost embrace the new-born Lord, and dost follow Him, a fugitive, to remote parts of Egypt: lost in Jerusalem, thou dost seek and find Him, thus mingling joys with tears.”
4. “A pious death doth make other men happy after death, and glory awaiteth those who have merited a palm: but thou still living, in a wonderous manner more fortunate, dost, like the Blessed, enjoy thy God.”
5. Grant us, great Trinity, for Joseph’s holy sake, In highest bliss and love, above the stars to reign,
That we in joy with him may praise our loving God, And sing our glad eternal strain. Amen.

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65 Views · 7 months ago

⁣July 11 is the traditional Benedictine feast of the Transitus (moving) of the relics of St Benedict. This Antiphon is from 1st Vespers for this feast.
"O God, who didst fill Thy most blessed Confessor Benedict with the spirit of all the righteous, grant to us Thy servants who celebrate his solemnity, that filled with his spirit we may faithfully accomplish by Thine assistance that which we have promised.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen."

English translation of the Anthiphon and Magnificat below.

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English Translation:

May the crowd of all the faithful rejoice for the glory of the blessed loving father. let the throngs of monks be glad, especially those who celebrate the fellowship of the saints and rejoice in the heavens.

My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.
He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was it the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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33 Views · 7 months ago

⁣Jully 11 is the traditional Benedictine feast of the Transitus (moving) of the relics of St Benedict. "Gemma caelestis" is the hymn sung at 1st Vespers for this feast, the text of which is often attributed to the 11th century St Peter Damian.
"O God, who didst fill Thy most blessed Confessor Benedict with the spirit of all the righteous, grant to us Thy servants who celebrate his solemnity, that filled with his spirit we may faithfully accomplish by Thine assistance that which we have promised.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen."

English translation of hymn below.

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English Translation:

Benedict, precious jewel of the King of Heaven,
Model for the just and way for monks,
Call us forth
From this troubled world.

Spurning what was base,
you set your heart on the stars.
You made heirs of your parents,
For you, God's perfect vessel,
Were fit to repair a shattered one.

Great among a small company of hermits
You overcame your youthfulness
and excelled in your labor
As you fervently undertook
The narrow beginnings of the strict life.

When a youth was buried
in the rubble of a collapsing wall,
He was raised up as soon as you prayed;
With your prayer you restored
Sense to his flesh and health to his body.

You saw your sister's soul, unknown to sin,
Attain the very heights
Of starry heaven
In the form of a gentle dove.

After this marvel you in turn
Sought starry heights, having mastered this life;
Your cloak shone forth
A flaming path charged with light.

Glory to the Father, to the Only Begotten,
And to you, loving Spirit,
Always their equal,
One God for all ages. Amen.

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