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The CMAA is proud to present four summer courses for the summer of Airport Shuttles and Transportation Public transportation from the Pittsburgh airport is available. Click here for details. Many shuttle services are available. One of them is SuperShuttle , another is AirportShuttle. The Chant Intensive lives up to its name: though no previous experience with chant is required, beginners and intermediate chanters should be prepared for full immersion from the start.
You will learn or review how to read and fully navigate all aspects of traditional Gregorian notation square notes , as well as an introduction to chironomy directing chant with a masterful teacher. The course will also address correct Latin pronunciation, the sound and mystery of the eight Church modes, Psalm tones and their applications, questions concerning the rhythm of plainsong, and more. Compline will be sung to allow participants to experience the beauty of a portion of the sung Divine Office.
Gregorian repertoire will be used for Divine Office and Mass. The CMAA Summer Chant Intensive is intended for beginning and continuing students and all who love and appreciate the central role that chant plays as the prayerful song of the Roman Rite—not only at cathedrals and basilicas but in any parish. The conference will inspire and prepare participants to continue the renaissance of sacred music in our time, in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass. In the years since the first CMAA Chant Intensive course was taught in , hundreds of students have benefited from this in-depth course in Gregorian chant.
Jennifer Donelson in one section including men and women. Participants may bring their own copies of the recommended books to the course or may purchase them at the registration table before the start of the course. All materials required for the course will be provided. Course Schedule. This method was developed by Ward for the purpose of providing a basic integrated musical education for children in primary and intermediate grades of Catholic schools.
The Ward Method has Gregorian Chant as its basis. Scott Turkington will again share his training and experience in sharing the Ward method with participants in this course in the hope of preparing new generations of Catholics to sing in choirs, scholas and in actively participating in the parish liturgies as parishioners in the pews.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music theory, including tonic sol-fa system. Notes: This course will be limited to no more than 30 participants. For the first time, building on the success of our first Ward course offering in , the CMAA is offering an Intermediate course in the Ward method developed by Justine Bayard Ward — Wilko Brouwers will share his training and experience in sharing the Ward method with participants in this course in the hope of preparing new generations of Catholics to sing in choirs, scholas and in actively participating in the parish liturgies as parishioners in the pews.
Participants will build on the knowledge gained during the Ward I course using a newly composed Ward songbook. The new Songbook and teaching materials will be provided to participants for the course. Replacements will be available for sale. Laus in Ecclesia is a complete course in Gregorian chant in three 3 levels:.
Level One : Beginners and members of a Gregorian choir Level Two: More advanced, which could be described as what is necessary to sing in a schola and to sing the more elaborate chants Graduale, Alleluia, Offertory.
Level Three: Perfecting the Gregorian skills to enable the student to direct a schola or group. A book will be provided which contains all the course material. The subject matter covers theory and practice. Theory : recognizing and naming the notes and the neums, rhythmic theory Solesmes , Latin pronunciation, and finally, modality, all leading up to analysis of a chant. Practice: Exercises in all theoretical areas mentioned: reading Gregorian notation, intervals, solfeggio, nomenclature of the neums, rhythmic exercises, pronunciation exercises, and rhythmic analysis.
In the course of the week, the students will be taken through all 15 lessons of the manual Laus in Ecclesia , level One. Much of the material will be explained, alternated with exercises and examples.
Ideally, the manual is meant to provide a whole course with homework assignments at the end of each lesson to be completed and submitted for correction, and an oral practical examination after finishing the course. As it is unlikely that the student will be able to complete all this during the week, these assignments can be completed during the year and an exam can be taken at the next scheduled course, or other arrangements can be made individually.
The book Laus in Ecclesia is the revised edition of the St. The previous five manuals which provided the teaching matter of the Schola are condensed into three levels with this revision. The first two levels have been published in France the third is still in process.
This course will include the use of the first level, which is newly published in English. This book provides color diagrams and illustrations to accompany the material. Also included is a CD which provides a model for solfeggio and rhythm exercises.
These same tracks will also be available at the Laus in Ecclesia website still in process, but planned for completion prior to the course in June. Mark Bachmann, choirmaster for Clear Creek Monastery will teach this course, sharing his many years of experience with class participants. Required supplemental texts: Each student should plan to bring along one of the following for use during the course:. This course is offered for the first time this summer and will use the newly-published Manual Laus in Ecclesia , Level One, newly revised and translated from the French edition.
He sang in the Fontgombault schola, after which he functioned as precentor at Gaussan for five years. He attained the 4th degree of the St. Gregoire schola.
Sent as one of the 13 founders of Clear Creek monastery in , he has served as choirmaster at the monastery since Louis, MO. We are indeed fortunate that his schedule will allow him to also teach this course. He was also the director of the Gregorian Schola of St.
Benedictus Abbey in Achel, Belgium, a post he held for the last eight years until its closing in Donelson is an associate professor and the director of sacred music at St. Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians. Peter in Solesmes, France, Dr. Donelson has served as the director of music at St. She currently directs the Schola Cantorum of St. She has given diocesan workshops in Gregorian chant across the U. While in south Florida, Donelson directed the scholae cantorum at St.
Michael the Archangel and Sts. Prior to joining the staff at Holy Family in , Turkington served as principal organist and choirmaster of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, SC. Until , he served as organist and choirmaster for the Roman Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist in Stamford, Connecticut, where he conducted a choir in a program of weekly polyphonic Mass settings and Gregorian chant.
Before accepting the position at St. While at the National Shrine, he played for over services each year, and appeared on live national television dozens of times. In frequent demand as an organ recitalist, he has played innumerable recitals in the Northeast, having made his New York debut at St.
Mail-in and online registration can be completed now. The discount code for members has been sent to our member list by email. Please contact Janet Gorbitz or call for questions about your member discount code if you have not received it. If you wish to pay your registration fees in installments , please use the mail-in form. Please note that tuition payment must be made in full by May 31st for regular tuition rates. Registration Form for Chant Intensive.
Registration Form for Laus in Ecclesia. Tuition includes all sessions and supplemental materials as well as coffee breaks as described in the schedule. No meals are included in this tuition.
All meals will be taken at the university dining hall. Payment is made at the entrance to the dining hall on a pay-as-you-go basis. Ward Course participants will receive all course materials upon arrival.
Chant Intensive participants may bring their own copies of the recommended books to the course or may purchase them at the registration table before the start of the course. Other needed materials will be provided. Laus in Ecclesia participants will receive course materials at registration. Payment must be made in full by May 31st to receive this rate. Space is limited for the courses, but late registrations will be accepted if space is available after May 31, To inquire about registration after June 7, email us at programs musicasacra.
See the Duquesne University Summer Course offerings for information about taking these courses for credit. If you have questions about how to register through the university, please contact Dr. Ann Labounsky. For students taking the course for credit, CMAA tuition is waived. However, due to the limited number of spaces, please contact Janet Gorbitz at to reserve a spot before registering through Duquesne.
Dormitory lodging is available on the Duquesne University campus within easy walking distance of the Mary Pappert Music School. Temporary parking is available on Vickroy Street while you unload your belongings.
The entrance desk will be secured with round the clock desk staff and equipped with ID card access, so late arrivals are no problem. Upon checking in, please make sure the room key is compatible with the lock. If there are any issues, guests are encouraged to see the front desk immediately. You can access a campus map by visiting the Duquesne University website here: Campus Map.
Magniificat chant from the Liber Usualis 1924 in Modern Notes
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Liber Usualis (Gregorian Chant)
The Liber Usualis is a book of commonly used Gregorian chants in the Catholic tradition, compiled by the monks of the Abbey of Solesmes in France. According to Willi Apel , the chants in the Liber Usualis originated in the 11th century. This 1,page book contains most versions of the ordinary chants for the Mass Kyrie , Gloria , Credo , Sanctus , and Agnus Dei , as well as the common chants for the Divine Office daily prayers of the Church and for every commonly celebrated feast of the Church Year including more than two hundred pages for Holy Week alone. The "usual book" or "common book" also contains chants for specific rituals, such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, ordinations, and benediction. This modal, monophonic Latin music has been sung in the Catholic Church since at least the sixth century to the present day. An extensive introduction explains how to read and interpret the medieval musical notation square notation of neums or neumes.
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There is a download of the Liber at ccwatershed. Not sure where you would get a printed copy from. I do know that Solesmes does publish some of the pre Vatican 2 chant books, like the Antiphonale Monasticum. Some of the propers would surely be different.