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Gregorian Chant Academy
11 Views · 6 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
12 Views · 10 days ago

If you don't like vintage blues you won't like this tune - piano, sax, guitar, organ, drums... Real musicians on real instruments with lyrics that will benefit the soul.

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Music, Lyrics, Drums, Guitar, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Piano & Organ: Luca Cacucciolo
Sax solo: Artem Zhulyev
Sax horn sections: Carter Stephan
Bass: B. K. Birge

Gregorian Chant Academy
150 Views · 16 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
16 Views · 17 days ago

The darker the days, the more radiant the light. ⁣How we need the light of Jesus to shine on, in and through us in these sinister times!

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Music, Lyrics, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Harmonies: Karin Mozina
Sax: Carter Stephan
Bass: William Russell

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
43 Views · 25 days ago

Blessed Epiphany! ⁣Indeed wise men still seek Him and offer their gifts on bended knee!!!

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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
64 Views · 1 month ago

⁣Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died this morning at 9:24am in Rome. May he, through the mercy of God rest in peace and may he pray for us, the pilgrim Church, as we make our way towards the finish line.

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
45 Views · 1 month ago

A Christmas carol capturing Christmas through the eyes of St. Joseph.⁣


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Music, Lyrics, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
Backing Vocals: Karin Mozina

You came from afar for a census, they say,
With your virgin bride and a Child on the way.
To Bethlehem come, the “House of Bread,”
The City of David, but no room, no bed.
Sent to a cave, a stall for some beasts.
There you went to prepare the King’s feast.
Tell us dear Joseph, what did you see?
An ox, an ass, and a manger of feed.

CHORUS:
Jesus, Messiah, Emmanuel! Glory to the God of Israel!
Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria in altissimis,
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis!

Tell us dear Joseph, how could this be?
That God sent His Son setting us free,
But no one would come, no one would care,
No one adore, no one be there?
Yet the birth of the Babe brings joy to the land.
The birth of the Savior, revealing God’s plan.
And Angels proclaim, they sing to the Lord.
Shepherds make haste, they come and adore.

CHORUS

He lay in a manger that holy night.
On Christmas Eve – all sorrows took flight.
And piercing the dark – a glowing new star!
And kings in wonder, they came from afar.

CHORUS

Gregorian Chant Academy
89 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
25 Views · 2 months ago

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Music, Lyrics, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Harmonies: Karin Mozina-Zibrat
Sax: Carter Stephan

Lyrics...
I said, “Lord when will I have the faith,
To walk on water, to walk on water.”
He said, “Child what do you think you are doing now?
You walk on water. You’re walking on water…

CHORUS:
Whenever you choose to follow Me,
When you believe, oh, but you cannot see,
You walk by faith and not by sight, oh,
You walk on water. You’re walking on water.
You walk on water. You’re walking on water.

I said, “Lord, I believe help my unbelief,
And I’ll walk on water, yeah I’ll walk on water.
He said, “My child you must believe in Me,
And the One who sent Me, the One who sent Me…

CHORUS

So I begin to walk across that sea,
To walk on water, to walk on the water.
But storms, waves and winds they come at me,
And I sink in the water, oh no! I’m sinking in water…

I said, “Lord, my Lord please save me.
I’m sinking in the water, sinking in water!”
He said, “Child never doubt. You can trust in Me,
And you’ll walk on water. You’re walking on water…

CHORUS

Gregorian Chant Academy
54 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
41 Views · 2 months ago

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Official Lyric Video for "I Know" from the album "A Battle Cry Goes Out" by Fr. Maximilian M. Dean.

Music, Lyrics, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Saxophone: Artem Zhulyev
Flute: Stefano Fasce;
Backing Vocals: Karin Mozina

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
53 Views · 2 months ago

Advent - Come Emmanuel!

⁣3 verses in Latin from the traditional Advent hymn "Veni, Veni Emmanuel" - in English known as "O Come, O Come Emmanuel".

Vocals - Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
Harp, violin, viola, flute - Ensemble Mariposas

From the LP "Excitabo Auroram": https://songwhip.com/fr-maximi....lian-m-dean/excitabo

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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
70 Views · 2 months ago

⁣Psalm 99 (100) says that we must "serve the Lord in gladness" (Servite Domino in laetitia). This video was created by Opus Joyous Studios (opusjoyous.com) during the period when I was building a new Hermitage with the help of friends and benefactors. Both the song and the animation will bring joy and a smile.


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Music, lyrics, drums, guitar, bass, lead vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Backing vocals: Tim Patterson
Banjo and fiddle: Paul Tooley

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
26 Views · 3 months ago

⁣God calls us to purity, not pornography! This song based on the Beatitudes invites and encourages us to be pure of heart so that we can see God face to face forever in Heaven.

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Verse Melody: from the Latin hymn Audi benigne Conditor
Music, Lyrics, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Harmonies: Karin Mozina
Piano: Luca Cacucciola

Gregorian Chant Academy
69 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
51 Views · 3 months ago

In Italy in 2013, just before leaving the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, I had the privilege of singing and recording Franck's "Panis Angelicus" with Ensemble Mariposas and the Basilica Choir of San Nicola of Tolentino. This track is found on my album "Excitabo Auroram".

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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
27 Views · 3 months ago

This is a meditation song I wrote ⁣ in Italy in 1999 during my retreat before Solemn Vows as a Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate. The verses are based on Psalm 115(116). This song and many others like it can be found on my album "Memorare: Through the Years with Fr. Maximilian M. Dean".

Lyrics, music, guitar and vocals - Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
Violin - Sr. Marie Therese, FMSG
Harmonies - Michael Grogan

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Gregorian Chant Academy
72 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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Gregorian Chant Academy
126 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
35 Views · 3 months ago

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Blessed Is He Who Believes (from the album "A Battle Cry Goes Out" by Fr. Maximilian M. Dean)

Music, Lyrics, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Saxophone: Artem Zhulyev
Backing Vocals: Karin Mozina

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
45 Views · 4 months ago

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"Pure Delight" from the album A Battle Cry Goes Out by Fr. Maximilian M. Dean

Lyrics: Robin Lees & Fr. Maximilian
Music, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Saxophone: Carter Stephan
Flute: Stefano Fasce
Backing Vocals: Karin Mozina

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
80 Views · 4 months ago

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A song for those in the trenches of the spiritual battle. Title track from the album "A Battle Cry Goes Out"
Music & Lyrics: Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
Bass, Drums, Guitars, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
Backing Vocals: Karin Mozina
Video Production: Coronation Media

LYRICS:
A cry goes out from the King’s throne.
Triumphal shout making things known.
The trumpet blasts, the battle begins.
Hell’s gates are smashed, my King He wins.

CHORUS:
Christ our King conquers everything.
The battle of the King – war is raging.
Christ our King, He’s dominating.
Will you fight for our Warrior King?

The King of kings with His Queen Mother.
The Lord of lords our Friend and Brother,
With Angels and Saints on He goes,
To victory against the infernal foe.

CHORUS

When all seems a loss, nailed to a tree,
His death on the Cross means victory.
Devil and sin and death are dethroned.
Christ risen from the dead - our King enthroned.

CHORUS

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
41 Views · 4 months ago

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⁣A little drive through my "neighborhood" on Shadowfax - my motor scooter: Apple orchard to the left, an eagle flew over at about 15 seconds, I had to slow down for a deer at about 47 seconds, and after the verse referencing the devil like a lion devouring I had to wait for a huge construction dump truck (a rare sight in my neck of the woods). A blues feel tune with the important message not to dwell on your past sins... but to focus on the road ahead and not turn back!!!


⁣Music, Lyrics, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Saxophone: Artem Zhulyev
Standup Bass: B. K. Birge
Piano: Luca Cacucciolo
Backing Vocals: Karin Mozina

Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
39 Views · 4 months ago

Salve Regina from the 54 Day Rosary Novena.

⁣© BMG Platinum Songs
Music: Michael Patrick Kelly, Alexander Freund & Mirko Schaffer
String arrangement: Fred Chamone
Guitar & vocals: Fr. Maximilian
Harmony: Karin Mozina-Žibrat
Violin & viola: Rodrigo de Oliveira
Cello: William Nerez

Gregorian Chant Academy
88 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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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
28 Views · 4 months ago

⁣Last year for my annual retreat I spent a week in awe of God as I immersed myself in His creative handiwork in the eastern, central Sierra Mountains. This video captures some of the breathtaking highlights of my days there. Special thanks to the Naaden Family who hosted me at Reverse Creek Lodge in June Lake, CA, lent me hiking boots, a vehicle, and a kayak, and gave me the privilege of joining them for dinner and their family Rosary twice (the alpha and omega of my retreat). Five of the lakes featured in this video are from the June Lake Loop.

You'll hear three recordings that form the soundtrack which are taken from three different albums I've recorded over the years:

1. Aria in D - J.S. Bach: performed by Mariposas Ensemble. I recorded and mixed this as the opening piece on my album "Excitabo Auroram" (I'm not playing any of the instruments on this track, just the sound engineer).
2. I Will Lead You into Solitude: a song I wrote and recorded on my album "Hide Me in His Heart" and which appears on my anthology album "Memorare" as a live version.
3. Live a Life Worth Living: a song from my album "You Walk on Water" which seemed all too appropriate for kayaking.

And, yes, those are real Pennsylvania crickets singing away the divine praises during my introduction. They, with the humidity and lush green foliage of this area, were here to welcome me back to my Hermitage when I returned.

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Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
60 Views · 5 months ago

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Ave Maria - Lady of Love
Music and Lyrics: Phillip K Stein & ⁣ Fr. Maximilian M. Dean

Bass, Drums, Guitars, Keyboard, Lead Vocals: Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
Backing Vocals: Michael Grogan & Karin Mozina

LYRICS:
Ave Maria, Mother of Christ, Lady of Love (2x)

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with you, humble handmaid of God.

Ave Maria, Mother of Christ, Lady of Love (2x)

Blessed indeed, are you lovely Lady.
The Mother of God, and Mother of all.

Ave Maria, Mother of Christ, Lady of Love (2x)

Pray for us, oh Holy Virgin above.
Open our hearts, to Jesus your Son.

Ave Maria, Mother of Christ, Lady of Love (2x)

Gregorian Chant Academy
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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Gregorian Chant Academy
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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Harpa Dei
82 Views · 5 months ago

Gregorian Chant

Harpa Dei
111 Views · 5 months ago

The Angelus prayer chanted in latin

Harpa Dei
96 Views · 5 months ago

This is an original composition of the Ave Maria in Hebrew. The video was taken in the Chapel of Graces in the Abby of Beuron in Germany.

Harpa Dei
36 Views · 5 months ago

Come Lord Jesus!

Gregorian Chant Academy
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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EKnock
119 Views · 5 months ago

A new song by E-knock on major parishes that only offer 45 minutes of confession once a week.

Gregorian Chant Academy
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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96 Views · 6 months ago

⁣Hillbilly Thomists – New Album - https://www.hillbillythomists.com/

Holy Ghost Power - https://www.hillbillythomists.com/music

The Hillbilly Thomists are a band of friars of the Order of Preachers.

After playing music together for several years, they released their eponymous debut album in 2017, which reached #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart and mostly consisted in bluegrass standards and Americana favorites. Since then, the friars in the band have been doing what Dominican friars do: contemplating, studying, and preaching.

In 1955, the southern author Flannery O’Connor said of herself, “Everybody who has read Wise Blood thinks I’m a hillbilly nihilist, whereas . . . I’m a hillbilly Thomist.” She said that her fiction was concerned with the ways grace is at work among people who do not have access to the sacraments. The Thomist (one who follows the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas) believes that the invisible grace of God can be at work in visible things, just as the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, in the person of Christ. https://www.hillbillythomists.com/about

They’ve also been writing songs. In 2021, they released their second studio album, Living for the Other Side, released on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (the original Thomist). A year later, they published a third record, Holy Ghost Power (released July 7, 2022).

Proceeds from album sales, donations, and merchandise sales support the formation of friars at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where the Hillbilly Thomists first came together.

Fr. Justin Bolger, O.P., was born in Cobleskille, NY and raised in Baltimore and Frederick, MD. He hails from a family of seven. He graduated from the University of Baltimore in ’03 and went on to make music with his sister Maggie. They signed with RCA/Victor records, lived in L.A. and Nashville, and toured the country playing their original music. Fr. Justin worked as director of liturgical music at Mt. St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, MD and earned a masters in philosophy there. In ’12 he entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. He was ordained to the priesthood in ’20 and currently serves as Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry at Providence College, which was founded and still run by the Dominican friars. He continues to make music within the Order as a member of the bluegrass & folk band of friars, The Hillbilly Thomists.

https://www.hillbillythomists.com/


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Gregorian Chant Academy
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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Gregorian Chant Academy
56 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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Gregorian Chant Academy
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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