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.

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

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.

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 article on (get this!) How to Write a Hymn
Random Thought (NEW!)

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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