Showing posts with label Gregorian Chant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gregorian Chant. Show all posts

Friday, May 8, 2020

Predator-Monk from Modernist Monastery Hosts a Gregorian Chant Seminar

Edit:  Predator-monk Ruff is hosting a class on Gregorian Chant.  While it's encouraging to see interest in Gregorian Chant, even if it is being exploited by the Modernist Monastery of Saint John's Abbey, one has to wonder if they don't have someone better suited than Pope Francis' Psalmist. Maybe having such unsuitable men in charge is the point? What more fitting psalmist is there? Predator-Monk Anthony Ruff , was accused of unjustly disciplining a monk who rejected his sexual advances in 2000.  Liturgists or those involved with music and chant, will probably know Ruff as the webmaster (Or frequent contributor) of Pray, Tell blog and one of the many (they are legion) predator-monks at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. He is still a monk in good standing.   Pray, Tell hosts many abusers of the Liturgy. Does this abuse and cynical misappropriation of the sacred and their trust as Church representatives lead to abuse of people, of adolescents, children, vulnerable adults and subordinates?  Clearly, Ruff not only abuses the Liturgy, he has abused his subordinate.

Additionally, Jeff Anderson is also representing Tim Nahan, who was allegedly a victim of Fr. Cosmas Dahlheimer who abused him when he was 8 years old. The link to the video is currently down.  Meanwhile, to flesh the whole thing out, Media Reports.  We like to point out that Jeff Anderson donates substantial sums of money to profoundly anti-Catholic and Leftist organizations like the Anti-Defamation League and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Meanwhile, Ruff's colleague, Andre' Louis Heywood, is still on the staff after accusations were leveled against him.  There is no response from the Abbey about his status, either.

One has to ask what's been accomplished by all the litigation.  Clearly, Collegeville is just as much a host and succor to predators as it has always been, it's just now that they've sub-contracted their way of doing business to the laity

Why Endorse Them?

It's also of interest that Ruff won't sign Andrea Grillo's petition to make the Mass of All Ages illegal, but it's just a matter of form for Ruff, who is fully supportive of the post-Conciliar abuses of Liturgy and his own pet projects.  I'm sure figures like Dr. Peter Kwasnieski might want to make something of Ruff's approach to orthodoxy, but why credit a proven and vicious aberrosexual with any kind of endorsement, or even public disagreement in civilized discourse?  Doctor Kwasniewski frequently comments at Pray, Tell with a few of the other usual suspects, like Father Michael Joncas.

Chant School:
May 22 – July 25, 2020, one credit Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary Instructor: Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB

Content: Comprehensive introduction to Gregorian Chant, with practical emphasis on singing it in the liturgy. Treatment of historical development, notation, modality, rhythmic interpretation, repertoire and liturgical use, Latin pronunciation, English adaptations, and conducting. Some knowledge of the basics of music theory is expected.

Format: Asynchronous, done at the student’s own pace over the course of each week. Several 15-30 min. instructional videos each week for a total of c. 2 to 2½ hours viewing weekly, plus c. 2-4 hours weekly of individual study, reading, exercises, and submissions. Participants should have the capability of submitting short videos of their singing (and optionally, conducting), which are typically made with laptop, tablet, or cell phone.

Total Tuition (one credit credit) $425 Student Life Fee $25 (This covers IT Services support.) Required text: Anthony Ruff, Canticum novum (GIA, 2012)
AMDG

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Corpus Christi Music Group Promotes Chant in the Wasteland

Music for the Masses
Corpus Christi Watershed Wants Sacred Song Back in Church

Read more: here.

Even a brief excursion through the online pages of Corpus Christi Watershed’s website tells you one thing: The Catholic Church’s ancient forms of sacred music are not dead.

For everyone who laments bongo-drum-driven pop Christian guitar ballads at Sunday Mass, take heart: Corpus Christi Watershed is leading a revolution of young, fresh-faced and extraordinarily talented musicians and composers who are on fire with the love of traditional sacred music.

Since 2007, this Texas-based nonprofit organization has tirelessly promoted Gregorian chant and polyphony for use in the liturgy by offering thousands of scores, recordings and training videos online, 99% of which are free of charge to the user. The goal is simply “to assist artists in their service to the Church.”

Read more, here...

Monday, December 13, 2010

French Benedictine Sisters Top Pop Charts in UK

New Gregorian-CD of Benedictines from Avignon is on the English Top 15 List -- The Gregorian Choir Speaks "to the Soul".

Paris (kath.net) The French Benedictines of Notre Dame de l'Annonciation of Avignon have made a CD with their Gregorian songs and have stormed the UK Top 15 of the British charts.  The album reflects with the songs to profession of the withdrawn lives of the Sisters:  "The Gregorian Choir helps us to draw completely close to the Lord God.  He doesn't speak to the senses, rather to the soul", explained a Sister to nanoo.com. In the internet commentary of a Youtube-blogger girl said of the music:  "that is so beautiful... I don't know anything about God, but Catholics make such wonderful music!"

The Community of the Benedictine Sisters of Notre Dame de l'Annonciation was founded in  1979 and has its home in Le Barroux, in the vicinity of France's province of Avignon.  The Sisters lead a furtive, withdrawn life devoted to prayer and work.  Their sung prayers have finally become known outside the borders of France as they have signed a record contract with Decca in London.  Now a chart success is the result.

kathtube: listening sample and interview with Sisters.





Link to kath.net original...
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