Saturday, December 31, 2011

iSNARK! 183


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Merry and Blessed Christmas to all of you!  Are we too late to say that? Hell, no! Christmas just started last Sunday. And today we bring you our Christmas Special, featuring a good chunk of the music we did at Mass this Christmas.

Feasts for the Week, covering the entire Christmas Season, and most of the Jungle Screechers' gift vodka is missing. Where did it go?
Don't Do This at Church: Santa's got a gun?
Commercials: the usuals, usually scattered.

In What We Have Done, and in What We're Going to Do: (today's feature topic) featuring what we did for Christmas, and what we will be doing New Year's Weekend (a funeral, a wedding, AND Mary Mother of God).
Shamus' Christmas Adventures: Shamus O'Reilly discovers a Christmas Tree on Smith Hill.
Random Thought: remakes

Music:
1. Good Christian Men, Rejoice (tune: In Dulci Jubilo) (Brass trio)
2. O Little Town of Bethlehem (tune: Forest Green) (Quartet)
3. Tollite Hostias (written by Camille Saint-Saëns) (Quartet)
4. What Child Is This (tune: Greensleeves) (Brass trio)
5. O Come, All Ye Faithful/Adeste Fideles (arranged by David Willcocks) (Brass trio, Quartet, and Congregation)
6. Gloria from Mass of the Shepherds (written by Pietro Yon) (Quartet)
7. For Ever I Will Sing (written by yours truly) (Quartet and Congregation)
8. Alleluia (with verse from the Vigil Mass) (adapted by yours truly from the Mode V chant tune Divinum Mysterium) (Quartet and Congregation)
9.  Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (written by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged by David Willcocks) (Brass trio, Quartet, and Congregation)
10., 11. Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Mass of the Shepherds (written by Pietro Yon) (Quartet)
12. O Holy Night (written by Adolphe Adam) (Quartet)
13. Silent Night, Holy Night (tune: Stille Nacht) (Quartet and Congregation)
14. Hallelujah (from Messiah, by George Frederic Handel) (Quartet)
15. Fugli sings the Coventry Carol, brought to you by Music Alley

Additional link: All the Ends of the Earth, written by Richard Rice.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

iSNARK! 182



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Uploaded before 5:00 Mass tonight. Show notes written after 5:00 Mass and concert at friend's parish!
Today's show takes a more positive approach in its feature topic. iSNARK! recommends many good Mass settings written in English according to the Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition.  And we manage to keep it unusually positive!  We also cover a whole bunch of happenings at Christus Vincit - the BLOG!
Feasts for the Week: December 11-18
Miscellaneous Outbursts (two of them, scattered)
Commercials (the usual three, scattered as usual)

In What We Have Done, and In What We're Going to Do: What we have done for First Friday, Second Sunday of Advent, and Immaculate Conception, and What we're going to do for the Third Sunday of Advent, while the studio gets invaded briefly by chickens and Cadbury Egg rabbits.
Don't Do This at Church
Liturgy 911: RETURNS! Papa Joe Ratzi and Frank A. Rinze encounter a copy of the 2012 OCP Music Issue.

Music:
1. Creator Alme Siderum (Chant, Mode IV); 2. Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (Chant, Mode I)
3. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (tune: Helmsley)
4. On Jordan's Bank (tune: Winchester New)
5. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (tune: Gabriel's Message)
6. We Proclaim Your Death, O Lord, from Holy Angels Mass (written by yours truly)
7. Dresden Amen
8. Ave Maria (melody by Charles Gounod, written over the Prelude in C by J.S. Bach)
9. Johnny Proctor sings his own Hail Mary, courtesy of Soundclick

Additional links:
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Familia, Pro Civitate; Catholic Light
.pdf of My Soul Rejoices in My God by Richard Rice; iSNARK! TV 7; iSNARK! TV 12
World Library Publications; Liturgical Press; GIA Publications
Oregon Catholic Press (OCP); Corpus Christi Watershed Mass Settings
St. Michael Hymnal; Adoremus Hymnal; Orthometer

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

iSNARK! 181


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Link
Is there a club that consists of people sick of having to sing songs that gloat about everything we do at Holy Mass? If there is, count me in! Mass is not about what we do. It's about what Jesus did for us.  We also include the routine "gathering rant". The two, "gathering" and Communion, seem to go hand in hand in many liturgies. This, btw, is in response to a question/concern I read on a message board that I frequent.  We also review the Mass settings found in the 2012 OCP Music Issue.

Feasts for the Week:  December 1-11.
Commercials (the usuals, scattered)
Don't Do This at Church
In What We Have Done, and In What We're Going to Do: reviewing "What We Have Done" for the First Sunday of Advent and a recent funeral Mass, and previewing "What We're Going to Do" for First Friday and the Second Sunday of Advent.
Two Harps play O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, courtesy of Music Alley
Shamus' Adventures in Classical Latin, an encore presentation of the clip from Christus Vincit ANYWHERE episode 59, in which Shamus O'Reilly bellows out Conditor Alme Siderum in Classical Latin, brought to you by Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged.
Random Thought

Additional links:  Adoremus Hymnal / St. Michael Hymnal / Vatican II Hymnal

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

iSNARK! 180


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This episode kind of takes a resemblence to the Easter and Christmas specials that we posted in the past. We could subtitle this The Christ the King Special, or (since we also include Thanksgiving Day) The Last Week of Ordinary Time Special.  We also talk about Black Friday, and issue my annual compulsory Christmas Overkill Rant.

Don't Do This at Church (two instances, scattered)
Commercials (the usual three, also scattered)

In What We Have Done, and In What We're Going to Do: Today's feature topic, as we showcase our music for Christ the King (with brass trio - thus the "going down with horns!") and Thanksgiving Day, and reveal what we're doing for the First Sunday of Advent (in addition to the New Translation, of course).
Shamus' Adventures in Classical Latin: an encore presentation of the segment's debut on Christus Vincit ANYWHERE episode 58, where Shamus O'Reilly belches out Weni, Weni, Emmanuel, brought to you by Fun with Latin
Random Thought
Word of Thanks

Music:
1. Rejoice, the Lord is King (tune: Darwall's 148th); 2. Gloria (Roman Missal chant, 2010);
3. Christ Is the King (tune: Gelobt Sei Gott); 4. Christus Vincit (written by yours truly);
5. O Salutaris Hostia (tune: Duguet); 6. Tantum Ergo (tune: St. Thomas);
7. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (tune: St. George's Windsor);
8. Sing to the Lord of Harvest (tune: Wie Lieblich Ist Der Maien);
9. Now Thank We All Our God (tune: Nun Danket)
10. Organist Kelvin Smith plays Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach, courtesy of The Classic Cat.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

iSNARK! 179


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We managed to pull off a show in less than 40 minutes. Let's call this a pep talk of sorts. Why is that? Simple! The new translation of Holy Mass begins just ten days from today (today being XI-17-11, the day I'm uploading this podcast), and we at iSNARK! want to make sure you're as ready as humanly possible.  Of course, this doesn't go without a shameless plug from my own Holy Angels Mass.
Also: another update on my Psalm re-writes. 
Feasts for the Week: November 20-30. 

Don't Do This at Church (two instances, scattered as usual)
Commercials for our usual stuff, also scattered
In What We Have Done, and In What We're Going to Do: "Have done" for the Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, and "What We're Going to Do" for Christ the King.
Random Thought
Shamus' Adventures in Anglican Latin, brought to you by Noun: Shamus O'Reilly, our beloved drunken schlep, reads the Gloria in Excelsis in the way an Anglican cleric "might" pronounce it.

Music:
1. a tease of my own Christus Vincit
2. Johnny Proctor rocks Christ the King with The Lord Reigns, courtesy of Soundclick

Additional links:
Christus Vincit Music; Chabanel Psalm Project at Corpus Christi Watershed

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Monday, October 17, 2011

iSNARK! 178


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For the first time in nearly four years, we have a Catholic Lost 45 to spin, brought to you courtesy of the same guys that gave us Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. The hymn is Hosanna to the Living Lord by Reginald Heber and John Baccheus Dykes. And lately, my pastor has been programming it at our parish.  Also, the iSNARK! Studio is invaded by babies, more on the revamping of Psalm 151, and the iSNARK! has re-taken up the sport of bowling!

Feasts for the Week (October 16-31 - busy one this time!)
Random Thought
Commercials: the usual three mythical sponsors, scattered in the usual way
In What We Have Done, and In What We're Going to Do: The past, Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, and the future, Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Don't Do This at Church: two instances, scattered, but both related to each other
Top Ten Mass Translation Demands by the Folks at "Occupy K Street", brought to you by People Who Occupy Streets and Have No Clue What the Hell They're Complaining About, from the home office at the Coventry WalMart.
Feasts for the Week addendum: Blessed Pope John Paul II

Music:
1. Praise to the Holiest in the Height (tune: Newman)
2. Cantate Domino Canticum Novum (written by Vincent d'Indy)
3. Fairest Lord Jesus (tune: St. Elizabeth)
4. Hosanna to the Living Lord (tune: Hosanna)
5.Thad Helderman rocks out with Peace, courtesy of Music Alley

Additional links:  Christus Vincit Music; NetHymnal entry on Hosanna to the Living Lord

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Monday, October 3, 2011

iSNARK! TV 12


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We open our video with some tips on organ registration for the new and improved Psalm settings in my pet project, dubbed Psalm 151Then we present a top ten list: Top Ten Least Popular Titles for New Mass Settings, brought to you by Who Gives a Damn?, and coming from the home office in Doggie Bag, Rhode Island (pictured left).
We then keep our word by presenting the Magnificat (which alternates between Psalm Tone 8G and polyphony by Ciro Grassi), as sung by the Trio of Sacred Heart Church, led and accompanied by yours truly.
Finally, we play a new promo for Catholic Lost 45's, which will come up on our next "radio" cast.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

iSNARK! TV 11


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Psalm 151, a major pet project of mine, is getting a major overhaul. Learn about it in this video.
Also, Shamus O'Reilly and I get talking about, of all things, drunk driving.
Music: Lord, Make Us Turn to You (in snippets/written by yours truly)
Commercial: König Ludwig Weissbier

Links:
Christus Vincit Music; Corpus Christi Watershed liturgy pages
Chabanel Psalm Project (You'll find Sam Schmitt's Psalm settings here, which I mention, as well as some of my own settings, in its previous version. I will leave those older versions available there.)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

iSNARK! 177


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For the second show in a row, we managed to keep it less than 45 minutes, and for the third show in a row, we managed to keep it under an hour! VERDAMDT! ICH BIN GUT! :)
This is our third and final segment on the changes in the translation of Holy Mass - from the Sanctus to the end.  Also:  Leave my TV programming alone!  (a rant on today's TV shows).
Feasts for the Week: September 11-17, and the Jungle Screechers return from a vacation at Lake Titicaca.
Don't Do This at Church: two installments, scattered
The three usual commercials, scattered

In What We Have Done, and in What We're Going to Do: Music we did for the Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time and First Friday, as well as a preview of music for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Shamus' Adventures in Anglican Latin (new feature): Shamus O'Reilly tries his hand at reading the Ubi Caritas in "Anglican Latin" - you'll love our explanation of what "Anglican Latin" is. Brought to you by Blender. Related Link: The Prince and the Composer, Part 1 (Prince Charles on Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
Miscellaneous Outburst

Music:
1-4. Roman Missal chants (1. Sanctus; 2. We Proclaim Your Death, O Lord; 3. Amen/adapted from Sanctus VIII; 4. Agnus Dei - all from the Roman Missal 2010 except the Amen)
5. Ubi Caritas (Chant, Mode VI)
6. Laetentur Caeli (excerpt) (written by yours truly and Giovanni Gastoldi)
7. Sinfonia Electronique performs The Organ Grinder's Lament, courtesy of Music Alley
  
Additional link: Catholic Light

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

iSNARK! TV 10


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Pictured above is our "utility restoration speedometer". You'll see why, as most of the east coast was hit by Hurricane Irene last weekend (we got slapped by Tropical Storm Irene instead). Watch as we compare our monopoly utility company to FEMA.
Also (and more important), we discuss and demonstrate my own setting of Psalm 95 with the antiphon "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts".
We have a second version of our Krakowska Kielbasa commercial as well!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

iSNARK! 176


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The continuation of our multi-part series on the new translation of the Roman Missal, the Mass we will be celebrating beginning XI-27-11.  In this installment, we touch on the Bishops' permission to use some of the new translation early, plus breaking down changes in the Credo, Orate Frates, Preface Dialogue, and Sanctus. Links include memos from the Archdioceses of Boston, New York, and Cincinnati, regarding early use of the new translation and recommended musical settings.
We also side-step to Mass in "Ubbi-Dubbi" language (Remember the children's TV show Zoom?), and "Freeze Pops versus cigarettes!"
Don't Do This at Church

Commercials (the usual three, scattered within the show)
In What We Have Done, and In What We're Going to Do (returning segment): Music we did for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, and will be doing for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Hymnody in Inflationary Language: Shamus O'Reilly inflates (a la the late great Victor Borge) Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

Music:
1. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (tune: Westminster Abbey)
2. Panis Angelicus (written by Cesar Franck)
3. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (tune: Wareham)
4. Fugli gives us his rendition of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, courtesy of Music Alley

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

iSNARK! 175


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The first in a multi-part series on the new translation of the Roman Missal, that is, the Third Typical Edition, which will be in full effect on November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent.  Here on this "Snark-and-three-quarters-tennial" episode, we give a brief timeline, then cover changes from the Penitential Act to the Collect.  Also, iSNARK! TV has a new channel on Vimeo, my rant on cell phones.
Feasts for the Week (and a half): covering August 22-31, 2011 in the Ordinary Form, Extraordinary Form, and Anglican Use.
Don't Do This at Church (three clips, scattered throughout)
Commercials for the usual virtual sponsors (three, scattered throughout)
What Did We Sing Today: Top Four Hymns You Hardly Hear at Mass.

Top Ten Least Popular Mass Changes, brought to you by Jesus Our Buddy

Music:
1. Come with Us, O Blessed Jesus (tune: Werde Munter)
2. Fairest Lord Jesus (tune: Schönster Herr Jesu)
3. Be Thou My Vision (written by Jean-Hubert Desrocquettes)
4. O Worship the King (tune: Hanover)
5. Charlie Crowe spreads his Joy, courtesy of Music Alley

Additional Links:
Fr. John Muir speaks of the Mass changes on the LifeTeen Vimeo channel
Magnificat Roman Missal Companion; iSNARK! TV on You Tube
St. Paul Church (Cambridge, MA) / Boston Archdiocesan Choir School/Boston Boy Choir
Christus Vincit ANYWHERE! Episode 56

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

GOODBYE PYRO.TV - HELLO VIMEO!

Pyro.tv apparently went south. Until not long ago, that was our third home for our videocasts (Christus Vincit TV and iSNARK! TV). That site has been down now for quite some time, so I deleted them from my favorites bar. Obviously I still have the channel at YouTube. However, I have now added all our CVTV and iSNARK! TV videos (1-9) onto Vimeo (vimeo.com). My Vimeo Channel is here!

So now you really have FOUR possible homes to watch a new iSNARK! video:
This site (isnarkmedia.blogspot.com), of course.
YouTube
Vimeo
(and, if you're my friend:) my Facebook wall!

And if you haven't yet, don't forget to stop over at NEW Fans of the iSNARK! page on Facebook and become a fan! You'll be glad you did!

Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

iSNARK! TV 9


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Today we discuss and demonstrate my own muscial setting of Psalm 67 for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) with the antiphon O God, let all the nations praise you, and we even break down a Gregorian Psalm tone (this Psalm setting comes with one), but not before a visit from our favorite little drunken schlep shown at left!
Additional link: Order of St. Benedict Psalm Tones Page

We also have a commercial for Christus Vincit Whitewash. David "Shamusrocks" Doyle would be so proud!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

iSNARK! TV 8


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Another Psalm setting being demonstrated. This time, it's Psalm 45 for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - The Queen Stands at Your Right Hand.

We also have a video commercial for the Bavarian Brewski shown at left, and "say hello to my little friend!"

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

iSNARK! TV 7


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For the first time in over three years, we finally have a videocast! Re-born as iSNARK! TV, and continuing the number sequence (just like we did in the two changes in audio-only cast names), today's videocast is a demonstration of the Psalm for the Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A) - Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness, with Psalm 85.

Also, we're high tech, but not "too high tech".
Links included in this segment:
Rosary Army, The Catholic Next Door, iPadre,
What Does the Prayer Really Say?

Yes, we have a video version of the commercial for the deli meat shown at left!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

iSNARK! 174


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We have a score to settle! On this episode, with a little help from our snarky little friend Joey the GIRM, we compare the wording of the so-called "Study Edition" of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (courtesy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Music Office) with the REAL GIRM (courtesy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).
We begin our show with two very important days in this family man's life: my daughter's wedding, and my wife's birthday!
Feasts for the Next Two Weeks (covering July 18-31, 2011 in the Ordinary Form, Extraordinary Form, and Anglican Use)
Don't Do This at Church (two clips, scattered)
Commercials for the usual three virtual sponsors (scattered)

What Did We Sing Today (covering the 15th and 16th Sundays of Ordinary Time).
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: GIRM Edition (namely, section 47 of the GIRM), courtesy of Liber Usualis

Music:
1. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (tune: St. Denio)
2. The Seed that Falls on Good Ground (music by Richard Rice, courtesy of the St. Noel Chabanel Responsorial Psalm Project at the Corpus Christi Watershed)
3. Panis Angelicus (music by Cesar Franck); 4. To the Name of Our Salvation (tune: Oriel)
5. Ecce Panis Angelorum (music by G. B. Polleri)
6. Conquering Kings Their Titles Take (tune: Orientis Patribus)
7. The band Spiritual House performs Living Stones, courtesy of Music Alley. (link to the band at CDBaby)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

iSNARK! 173


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OOPS! I somehow managed to create the longest podcast episode in Christus Vincit/iSNARK! history, surpassing the 2007 Easter special by just about two minutes! That is basically because our What Did We Sing Today still came out longer than normal, and I even dropped several pieces I recorded! Oh well, try to enjoy anyways!
Anyhoo, today we talk about my new pet project, influenced by the book pictured at left, and A Living WHAT?!, a ranting on how one publisher killed a good, solid, Catholic classic! 
Feasts for the Week:  July 4-17. 
Commercials (the three usuals, scattered)
Don't Do This at Church (three, scattered)

What Did We Sing Today: covering The Body and Blood of Christ, First Communion, Sacred Heart (Extraordinary Form), and the Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Miscellaneous Outburst
Top Ten Least Popular Patriotic Songs Heard at Mass, brought to you by Programmable Belltower Bells. From the home office somewhere in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Music:
1. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All (tune by Mother Alexis Donnelly, RSM)
2. Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (tune: Grosser Gott)
3., 4. Kyrie and Gloria from Mass VIII (Missa de Angelis)
5. Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile (traditional); 6. Adoro Te Devote (Mode V)
7. God of Our Fathers (tune: National Hymn)
8. I Will Praise Your Name for Ever (written by yours truly); 9. Alleluia (Mode VI)
10. Shepherd of Souls (tune: St. Agnes); 11. America, the Beautiful (tune: Materna)
12. Faith of Our Fathers (tune: St. Catherine)
13. Chris Breemer plays the Organ Sonata #4 in B-Flat Major (written by Felix Mendelssohn), courtesy of the Piano Society (though he plays this piece on the ORGAN) and the Classic Cat.

Additional link:  Catholic Light

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Monday, June 20, 2011

iSNARK! 172


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Inspired by First Communion rehearsals a couple of Sundays ago, I couldn't resist doing a segment on postures for receiving Holy Communion (but not without revealing some major pet peeves). Special thanks to my wife Ann for some voice help.  Also, the Gott Vater makes its grand return. Includes the beloved O Most Holy Trinity refrain.  Speaking of refrains, Sweet Sacrament also falls into the mix.
Feasts for the Week:  June 20-July 3 (now with Anglican Use Calendar)
Don't Do This at Church (two instances)
The usual commercials (three of them, scattered throughout)

What Did We Sing Today? Trinity Sunday. Comes with some Titanic trivia.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Communion Line edition, brought to you by Orange.
Let me know what you think about Blog Talk Radio.


Music:
1. Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Mode I); 2. Come, Now, Almighty King (tune: Italian Hymn)
3. Holy, Holy, Holy (tune: Nicaea); 4. Danish Amen
5. De Trinitate (anonymous tune; text by Adam of St. Victor)
6. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All (tune: Sweet Sacrament)
7. O God, Almighty Father (tune: Gott Vater, sei Gepriesen)
8. Johnny Proctor rocks out with Power to Believe. Courtesy of Music Alley.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

FANS OF THE iSNARK! (New Page)

Cross-posting with Christus Vincit - the BLOG!

To all viewers, listeners, readers, etc.

For the past few years, a flock of eighty-some strong came over and joined us at Fans of the iSNARK! at Facebook. Many of you hung around, even during my hiatus of just over a year. For that, I say, THANK YOU!

Since Facebook updated the group site, there is no longer a way to invite people to join the group. Just simply add people from your friends list and they're in. But what if you have friends that don't want to be in our little group? Add them, and they're in. But those friends might get just a bit PO'd. Some to the point of not just leaving your group, but by leaving your friends list. And I for one am not good at holding hostages!

For that reason, I created a new group site on Facebook, titled (for now) The NEW Fans of the iSNARK! Page. This is going to be the new iSNARK! page for Facebook. With this group site, it is YOUR call whether or not you would like to "Like" the page. That gets you in - at your will, not mine. OF COURSE: I'd LOVE for you to go to the page and "Like" it (hitting the "Like" button. But at least it will be your will.

So please, if you joined us at one point on the old "Fans of the iSNARK!" page (formerly "Fans of Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!", btw), or would like to join, simply go to the new site and hit the "Like" button. Thank you much for your support!

Peace,
BMP

PS:

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Friday, June 10, 2011

iSNARK! 171


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Today we have a special treat for you: music from the First Friday Mass of VI-3-11, my first Extraordinary Form High Mass in eight years, scattered throughout this episode. Schola Viri Duorum strikes again, this time in persona yours truly and Richard Chonak of Catholic Light fame. We also play four different tunes to Ave Verum, and link to one more.
Intro, featuring sheep and squirrels
Feasts for the Week:  June 6-19.
Commercials from our usual "sponsors" (Krakowska Kielbasa, König Ludwig Weissbier, and Christus Vincit Whitewash) scattered throughout. Look on the sidebar, you'll find them there, too!
Miscellaneous Outburst, Random Thought, and Don't Do This at Church (two instances)
Shamus' Adventures in Classical Latin, brought to you by Lots of Hair. Shamus O'Reilly wreckovates Mozart's Awe Werum.

Music:  (1-4 are from The Complete Proper of the Mass by Koch and Green)
1. Cogitationes Cordis Ejus (Introit/Sacred Heart)
2. Double Alleluia (Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart in Paschal Time)
3. Holocaustem et pro peccato non postulasti (Offertory/Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart in Paschal Time)
4. Si Quis Sitit (Communion/Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart in Paschal Time)
5. O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (traditional)
6. Kyrie from Messa "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
7.Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile (traditional)
8., 9. Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Messa "Cristo Riscuciti" (Luigi Picchi)
10. Elevation music: Organ improv by yours truly, which includes the refrain of the Roman Christus Vincit
11. Christus Vincit (written by yours truly)
12. To Jesus' Heart All-Burning (traditional)
13-16. Four different settings of Ave Verum (Mode VI, recorded in my parlor, circa 2007; setting by W.A. Mozart, recorded at an Extraordinary Form Low Mass at St. Leo the Great Church, Pawtucket, RI, circa 2008, duet with Valerie; setting by Lorenzo Perosi, arr. by Fr. Carlo Rossini, recorded May 2011 at an Ordinary Form Mass at Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI, sung by Elane and Kate, accompanied by yours truly; setting by William Byrd, performed by Aeode Consort, courtesy of The Classic Cat)
Additional link: Link to YouTube video of the setting by Colin Mawby (performed by the choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UT, while at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy)

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

iSNARK! 170


Listen below, or download here. (49:07/44.9 MB)

In today's show, we revisit the Many Moods series from episodes 78, 79, and 80 of the old Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!, and add to those moods.  And while we're at it, find out why I'm in a happy mood.  Also, we mention a treasure I possess: The Complete Proper of the Mass by Koch and Greene.
Feasts for the Week:  May 29-June 5.
Random Thought
Commercials for the usual "official items" scattered throughout
What Did We Sing Today - joined by Basso Profundo, the Singing Fish, who again outduels Shamus O'Reilly in a drinking contest!

Top Ten Instruments that Got the Boot from Sacred Heart over the Last Decade, brought to you by Fire.

Music:
1. Jesus Lives, Thy Terrors Now (tune: St. Albinus)
2. Alleluia from O Filii et Filiae (Chant, Mode II, sung by Basso - he had to hurry back to the bar before Shamus catches him!)
3. At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (tune: Salzburg)
4. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (tune: The Call)
5.This Joyful Eastertide (tune: Vreuchten)
6. Montage of O Salutaris teases (Duguet; Werner; Verbum Supernum Prodiens; Melcombe)
7. Montage of Tantum Ergo teases (Pange Lingua; Oriel; St. Thomas; Mode V; Dulce Carmen)
8. Montage of Ave Maria teases (Arcadelt; my own setting; Mode I; Schubert, sung by Julia Anthon; Victoria)
9. O Salutaris Hostia (altered form of the tune Wareham, attributed to A. J. Weiss)
10. Tantum Ergo (written by Fr. Carlo Rossini)
11.  Corale Polifonicia Cascinese sings Ave Maria (written by Antonin Dvorak), courtesy of The Classic Cat

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Friday, May 20, 2011

iSNARK! 169


Listen below, or download here. (46:15/42.3 MB)

This episode focuses on the use (or more often "abuse") of the microphone, and some hints for cantors (inspired by a blog post by lyric coloratura soprano Eden Casteel).  We also talk about the infamous Pachelbel Canon in D.
Commercials for the usual "official items" (scattered)
Don't Do This at Church
Basso Profundo, the Singing Fish gives his notice at the Deep Sea Dive, is almost fed to The Laughing Cat, gets a quick Italian lesson, and sings for us the Agnus Dei from Luigi Picchi's Messa "Cristo Risuciti".
Random Thought
What Did We Sing Today - Fourth Sunday of Easter and Confirmation, and Shamus O'Reilly has a high ball!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Cantor Edition, brought to you by Right Guard

Music:
1. Veni, Creator Spiritus (Mode VIII); 2. Ave Verum (written by Lorenzo Perosi)
3. Go, Make of All Disciples (tune: Ellacombe); 4. Christ is the King (tune: Gelobt sei Gott)
5. The Lord's Kindness Is Everlasting (written by Jeff Ostrowski, available at the Chabanel Responsorial Psalm Project)
6. Musical guests Jericho Road rocks out with Here Comes Trouble, courtesy of Music Alley

Additional Links:
Video by standup comedian Rob Paravoni
Loose Canon by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (Video)
Laura Lowder's blog, One Woman's Thoughts; Episode 56 of Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

iSNARK! 168


Listen below, or download here. (49:07/44.9 MB)

We just couldn't get enough music in on our last episode. After all, we broke an hour last time around by just 20 seconds. Today we managed to get our Easter music in (and then some) in just short of 50 minutes.
iSNARK! Traffic Report, and Shamus O'Reilly offers a ride! (Seat belts and crash helmet in place)
Feasts for the Week: May 15-28.
Don't Do This at Church
Commercials for our usual fictitious sponsors (scattered within the show)

Random Thought
Basso Profundo, the Singing Fish returns and masters the Mode VI Regina Caeli
Shamus gets a Fraternal Correction by Fr. Jud McFry (related link: Catholic Light)
More Fun at Sacred Heart: Alarmed on First Friday, Carillon parrots brass, and a shout-out to Blessed Pope John Paul II!!!
Top Ten Reasons iSNARK! Had to Resume Production when it Did, brought to you by Cardboard, and from the home office located just six feet from the George Foreman Grill.

Music:
1. O Sacred Heart, O Live Divine (traditional); 2. The Day of Resurrection (tune: Ellacombe)
3. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright (tune: Puer Nobis)
4., 5. Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Messa 'Cristo Risuciti' (written by Luigi Picchi)
6. Adoro Te, O Panis Caelice (traditional)
7. O Sacrum Convivium (written by Roberto Remondi);
8. Jesus Christ Is Ris'n Today (tune: Easter Hymn);
9. Alleluia from O Filii et Filiae, with verse sung to Psalm Tone 2D (arranged by yours truly, and can be downloaded from Christus Vincit Music)
10. To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning (traditional / final refrain only)
11. Johnny Proctor does a very Beach Boy-like Hail Mary, courtesy of Soundclick.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

iSNARK! 167


Listen below, or download here. (1:00:20/55.2 MB)

Back like the prodigal son! And I have a new job - a REAL job for once! Listen and learn about my hiatus, and where I now am, as well as some of our First Friday and Holy Week music! I'm having a GREAT TIME - so great that we even sound the alarm! 
Annuntio Vobis Gaudium Magnum, with snippets of O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine, and Shamus O'Reilly tries to guess where I'm working!
Feasts for the Week: May 1-14. 
Don't Do This at Church (two instances, both scattered, one of which includes a special "Thank You")

Commercial jingles for our three official products are scattered throughout the show!
An ehow.com article on (get this!) How to Write a Hymn
Random Thought (NEW!)

Music:
1. All Glory, Laud, and Honor (tune: St. Theodulph)
2. Adoramus Te, Christe (written by Theodore Dubois)
3. The Palms (Jean-Baptiste Faure)
4. Kyrie from Messa "Laus Tibi Christe" (Federico Caudana)
5. Parce, Domine (written by Carlo Rossini); 6. To Jesus' Heart, All-Burning (Traditional)
7. Charlie Crowe rocks out with Joy, courtesy of Music Alley

Hymnody in Inflationary Language, brought to you by the Low Sunday Limbo. Shamus O'Reilly returns to inflate Ye Sons and Daughters.
Additional links: Christus Vincit Music; Musica Sacra

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