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Sacred Music

CMAA’s Sacred Music Colloquium is making gorgeous sacred music in Chicago

Catholic musicians from all over the world gather to study sacred music.

Are these the 17 most beautiful hymns to Mary?

We bet there are a few here you've never heard.

Listen to King Alphonse X’s “Canticles of Holy Mary,” the most famous medieval collection of Marian songs and hyms

These Cantigas are comprised of 420 medieval poems, all of which mention the Virgin Mary

Musical families: Before the Von Trapps, there were the Bachs

Johann Sebastian Bach had 20 children, some of whom became famous composers themselves.

Listen to the Byzantine chant ‘Terra tremuit’ (“The Earth trembled”)

This chant has been part of Easter services since, apparently, the 7th century.

Here’s a YouTube playlist featuring some traditional Roman Catholic Latin Mass hymns

From Gregorian "laudes" to papal coronation hymns, this playlist features some of the choral treasures of Roman Catholicism.

Recovering a lost art: Visigothic chant re-emerges

Ensemble Organum strives to accurately recreate this ancient Sacred Music.

Get to know Anna Hofmann, a fresh voice in opera and sacred music

Raised an atheist, this emerging voice found her faith in the choir.

The perfect playlist to help prepare you for Christmas (VIDEO)

37 Songs for Advent that will give you a break from "Here Comes Santa Claus."

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