SE06 EP15 – Medieval Irish Chant: Sources and Liturgical Practice – with Dr. Ann Buckley

What do we know about music in the earliest liturgies celebrated in Ireland? Did sacred music and the liturgy develop as a distinguishable "Celtic rite" in Ireland? What impact did the Church in Ireland, and specifically the monastic impact of Ireland, have on the...

SE06 EP14 – Liberal Arts and Fine Arts: Understanding the Trivium, Quadrivium, and the Place of Music in Catholic Education – with Mark Langley

Having worked in Catholic classical education for decades, Mark Langley knows the place of music in Catholic education, and has built schools in which every student is enabled to learn and sing chant and polyphonic works from the Church's sacred music treasury. Join...

SE06 EP13 – What is Sacred Music, & Why Does It Matter? with Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Join us for a discussion with the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore J. Cordileone, about principles every Catholic should learn so that they can think with the mind of the Church about sacred music. We discuss the purpose and nature of sacred music, how it...

SE06 EP12 – The Final Flowering of Late Renaissance Venetian Choral Music – with Charles Cole and the London Oratory Schola

Charles Cole joins us with clips from the recent release of the London Oratory Schola's album, Sacred Treasures of Venice. We discuss the crucial role played by Venetian music in the history of sacred choral music, and the particularly fertile atmosphere at St. Mark's...

SE06 EP11 – Sacred Music and the “Sunday Experience” – with Bishop Michael Barber, SJ

How does the experience of Mass on Sunday at a parish affect the lives of Catholics, and what role does music play in that experience? How does sacred music bridge the gap between people of different languages, ethnicities, and backgrounds? Why does the Church spend...

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Season 1

Episode 1– An Archbishop’s Reflections on Sacred Music – with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample
Episode 2 – Beauty and Catholic Culture: a Story of Conversion – with Vida and Josh Hernandez
Episode 3 – The Role of Sacred Music in Catholic Education – with Charles Cole
Episode 4 – Introduction to Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 5 – The Spirituality of Gregorian Chant – with Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB
Episode 6 – Historical Techniques for Teaching Music to Children – with Charlie Weaver
Episode 7 – The Role of Sacred Art in Evangelization and Church Patronage of Art – with Dr. Elizabeth Lev
Episode 8 – Evangelization and Catechesis through Music: South American Jesuit Missions and Working with Underserved Populations –  with Lisa Knutson
Episode 9 – Modern Sacred Music – with Kevin Allen
Episode 10 – Teaching Sacred Music in Nigeria – with Fr. Jude Orakwe
Episode 11 – Developing a Sacred Music Program: St. Vincent Ferrer, NYC – with James Wetzel
Episode 12 – The Participation of Little Children in the Sacred Liturgy – with Dr. Timothy O’Malley

Season 2

Episode 1 – Sacred Music and Sacred Silence as Powerful Spiritual Medicines – Part 1 with His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah
Episode 2 – The Worship of God: The Heart of the Mission of the Church – Part 2 with His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah
Episode 3 – All about Saint Cecilia, Or: When in Rome – with Gregory DiPippo
Episode 4 – The Spiritual Fruits of Singing the Mass for Both Priests and the Laity – with Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ
Episode 5 – Musical Treasures of the Mozarabic (Hispanic) Rite – with Jim Monti
Episode 6 – Understanding Christ in the Psalms – with Dom Benedict Andersen, OSB 
Episode 7 – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity as Musician and Spiritual Friend – with Dr. Anthony Lilles
Episode 8 – The Pipe Organ: King of the Instruments – with Dr. Nathan Knutson
Episode 9 – The Music of Notre Dame de Paris: The Organs and Organists through the Centuries – with Olivier Latry
Episode 10 – Beauty, Reverence, and Whether It’s All in the Eye of the Beholder – with Dr. Alice von Hildebrand
Episode 11 – William Byrd: English Catholic Composer and Recusant – with Dr. Kerry McCarthy
Episode 12 – The Hows and Whys of Illuminated Chant Manuscripts – with Elizabeth Lemme
Episode 13 – Pope Pius X’s Motu Proprio on Sacred Music – with Dr. Susan Treacy
BONUS Episode 1 – Conducting and Group Vocal Tips for the Parish Music Director – with Dr. Timothy McDonnell
Episode 14 – From Ragas to Responsories: A Hindu Becomes a Catholic Priest – with Fr. Gaurav Shroff
BONUS Episode 2 – Teaching Gregorian Chant to Children: A Look at the Ward Method – with Kevin Collins and Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
Episode 15 – A Catholic Portrait of Abbé Franz Liszt – with Dr. Jay Hershberger
Episode 16 – “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”: The Spiritual Fruits of Obedience in Matters Liturgical – with Dom Alcuin Reid, OSB
Bonus Episode 3 – The Top 5 Misconceptions about Music at Mass (Part I: nos. 1 and 2) – with Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
Bonus Episode 4 – 40+ (Mostly Free) Resources for Making Excellent Sacred Music in a Time of Restrictions
Bonus Episode 5 – Introduction to the Organ for Pianists – with Dr. Crista Miller
Episode 17 – Sacred Music as a Vital Part of Parish Life and Fellowship – roundtable with Mary Ann Carr Wilson, Charles Cole, and Fr. Robert Pasley

Episode 18 – 7000+ Hours of Gregorian Chant: Behind the Scenes at the Neumz Project with John Anderson and Alberto Díaz-Blanco
Episode 19 – Where Do I Start? A Pastoral Plan for Changing a Parish Music Program – with Dr. Mary Jane Ballou

Season 3
Episode 1 – Sanctity, Beauty, and Universality in Modern Sacred Music – with Sir James MacMillan
Episode 2 – Growing up Catholic in China and Musical Life in the Church in China – with His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Zen
Episode 3 – Motets – with Dr. Aaron James
Episode 4 – Music of the Ordinariate – with Fr. James Bradley
Episode 5 – Swimming the Thames and the Tiber – with Dr. Jay Hershberger
Episode 6 – Dominican Chant – with Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.
Episode 7 – Modality in Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 8 – Pius X School of Liturgical Music: A Snapshot of Sacred Music Education in America – with Dr. Francis Brancaleone
Episode 9 – Liturgical Changes in Tudor England: Thomas Tallis’ Stable Position – with Dr. Kerry McCarthy
Episode 10 – Sergei Rachmaninoff and the Sounds of Russian Orthodoxy – with Dr. Richard Fountain
Episode 11 – The Origins of Gregorian Chant: The Roman Schola Cantorum and Old Roman Chant – with Dr. Joseph Dyer
Episode 12 – Saint Juan de Ribera, Devotion to the Eucharist, and the Importance of Prayer in Liturgical and Musical Renewal – with James Monti
Episode 13 – Meeting Your Spouse in Choir, Weddings, and Babies – with Theresa and Ben Volpe, Sam and Lauren Rowe, and Drs. Jacek and Jennifer Nowiccy
Episode 14 – Historical Notation, and the Link between Meaning and Notation in Sacred Music – with Charles Weaver

Season 4
Episode 1 – What Does “Pastoral” Mean? Leadership and Service in Sacred Music – with Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Episode 2 – Introducing People to Sacred Music: How to Plan a Great Event – with Janet Gorbitz
Episode 3 – Secular Music at Mass: Understanding the Use of Worldly Tunes in Renaissance Polyphony – with Dr. Andrew Kirkman
Episode 4 – Building Your Parish Choir’s Repertoire: Great Motets and Helpful Tips – with Dr. Aaron James
Episode 5 – The Beuron School: The Invention of a Modern Canon for Liturgical Art – with Emily Sottile
Episode 6 – New Jobs and Early-Career Church Musicians: Starting Off on the Right Foot – with Sam Rowe
Episode 7 – Capturing the Classical Polyphonic Sound: Historical Performance Practice for Parish Choirs – with Charles Weaver
Episode 8 – The Psalms as the Basis for Christian Sung Prayer: Exploring the Four Senses of Scripture in the Divine Office – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 9 – Olivier Messiaen as Musical Theologian – with Dr. Robert Sholl
Episode 10 – Paleography, the Semiological Approach to Singing Chant, and the Work of Dom Eugène Cardine – with Dr. Edward Schaefer
Episode 11 – Music of the California Missions: Understanding the Construction of a Vibrant Musical Culture – with Dr. Craig H. Russell

Season 5

Epsiode 1 – Improving Catholic School Masses and Catholic Identity in Education – with Fr. Christopher Smith
Episode 2 – The Story of Musical Notation – with Dr. Thomas Forrest Kelly
Episode 3 – Understanding and Preventing Church Musician Burnout – with Dr. Kensley Behel
Episode 4 – A Musical Offering: Reflections on Improvisation, Inspiration, and Harmony – with Naji Hakim
Episode 5 – A Bishop’s Guardianship of Beauty and the Liturgy: Reflections on the Liturgical Life of the Ordinariate – with Bishop Steven J. Lopes
Episode 6 – Do College Composition Departments Prepare Composers to Write Sacred Music? The Story of a Composer’s Evolution – with Dr. Frank La Rocca
Episode 7 – The Impact of the Council of Trent on Composers: The Case of Juan de Esquivel – with Dr. Michael O’Connor
Episode 8 – Mocquereau’s “Classical Solesmes” School of Singing Chant: Understanding the Arguments about the Rhythm of Gregorian Chant – with Prof. Charles Weaver
Episode 9 – Organ Improvisation, Hymn Tune Introits, and Cathedral Choir Schools – with Dr. Christoph Tietze
Episode 10 – Teaching Gregorian Chant to Young People: The Canticle Apostolate – with Mary Ann Carr Wilson
Episode 11 – Lessons from Mary Berry on Persevering & Loving Gregorian Chant in the Midst of Trials – with Christopher Hodkinson
Episode 12 – The Lives and Musical Education of Child Oblates in Medieval Monasteries – with Dr. Susan Boynton
Bonus – The Role of Beauty and the Church’s Sacred Music in the Spiritual Life, Intro to the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music – with Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka
Episode 13 – Becoming a Sacrifice of Praise: Advice for Choral Directors for Pursuing Musical Excellence & Developing a Polyphonic Repertoire in Parish Choirs – with Christopher Berry
Episode 14 – Sanctifying Time: The Hours of the Divine Office through the Day and through the Liturgical Year – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 15 – All about Rogation Days – with Dr. Michael Foley
Episode 16 – Charles Tournemire as Liturgical Organist: Improviser & Composer of L’Orgue Mystique – with Kevin Faulkner

Season 6

Episode 1 – Priests and Musicians Working Together: Salaries, Contracts, and All the Practical Stuff – with Michael Olbash
Episode 2 – It’s All Greek to Me (Until It’s Latin): The Evolution of Language in the Roman Rite – with Fr. Nicholas Schneider
Episode 3 – Marian Chant: The Music of Lady Masses – with Dr. William Mahrt
Episode 4 – Fundraising for an Amazing Sacred Music Program – with Dr. Lucas Tappan
Episode 5 – Tenebrae and the Lamentations of Jeremiah – with James Monti
Episode 6 – 3 Warmups, 3 Motets, and 3 Polyphonic Masses Every Choir Should Learn – Choral Institute Preview – with Prof. Christopher Berry
Episode 7 – Your Questions, Answered: Liturgical Q&A about Sacred Music – with Christopher Carstens
Episode 8 – The Sacramentality of Sound: Bells and Their Place in Catholic Life – with Fr. Christopher Gray and Carl Zimmerman
Episode 9 – Gregorian Chant and the Art of Memory: Chant Books (Tonaries) and Florilegia – with Dr. Anna Maria Busse Berger
Episode 10 – Integrating Scholarship and Praxis in the Life of the Catholic Singer – with Dr. Charles Weaver
Episode 11 – Sacred Music and the “Sunday Experience” – with Bishop Michael Barber, SJ
Episode 12 – The Final Flowering of Late Renaissance Venetian Choral Music – with Charles Cole and the London Oratory Schola
Episode 13 – What is Sacred Music, & Why Does It Matter? with Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Episode 14 – Liberal Arts and Fine Arts: Understanding the Trivium, Quadrivium, and the Place of Music in Catholic Education – with Mark Langley

Episode 15 – Medieval Irish Chant: Sources and Liturgical Practice – with Dr. Ann Buckley