March Providence Class

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Last Thursday was another homeschool get together for collaborative activities down in Homebush, Sydney. For Lent we revised Parce Domine and the round. The new pieces were: Gloria Laus et Honor by St Theodulf, bishop of Orleans; Stabat Mater attributed to Bl Jacapone da Todi (one other webpage gave him the Blessed title, but haven’t found any details of his beatification) and the round Laudemus Virginem from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat.

March Latin & Church Music class notes

February Latin & Church Music class notes for review.

It is funny how complex a little antiphon can be to teach when you know it so well. Learning new things is a great exercise, not only for your intellectual capacities, but also for humility. Recently I tried Google Reader for the first time and felt that familiar wave of being lost at sea. You need faith that it might appear completely foreign at first but next time it will be a little easier.


Latin and Church Music Class

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This year I am giving a children’s class on Latin and Church Music. Since many of the children are not up to reading yet I didn’t think to prepare handouts, but afterwards thought they might be good for the parents attending. So here is a link to the :

February class notes with

  1. the Sign of the Cross in Latin and English
  2. Parce Domine for Lent
  3. Ave Maria the round and the whole text in Latin and English

Parce Domine is set with Gregorio and the round Ave Maria with Lilypond. All in URW Garamond now that I found instructions for installing the free fonts so that small caps are available.