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  • noun Plural form of schola.


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  • Men's and women's scholas sang all the propers, in addition to motets by Victoria and Palestrina, some amazing organ improvisations by Horst Buchholz, the ordinary Mass IV sung from the first to the last, and concluding with Ut Queant Laxis for the Feast of St. John the Baptist.

    Mass with Cardinal George 2009

  • The most successful scholas I know, for example, formed without being asked and sing in order to make a contribution to the parish.

    Why Train to Sing? 2009

  • In the first session Prof. Dobszay will give a presentation drawing on his experience over two decades of fostering and developing traditional chant in the vernacular and in Latin, at all forms of the Roman rite (old and new), at parish celebrations of Mass and Vespers with several kinds of adult choirs, a student schola, and scholas from Catholic parochial schools.

    Colloquium with László Dobszay 2009

  • In addition to the growing numbers of liturgical scholas appearing around the country (here is a map), there are also many secular groups that are devoted to excellence in performing the glorious polyphonic music of the renaissance.

    Quire in Cleveland 2009

  • Many scholas are looking now to the Introit as a way of re-solemnizing the Mass, and it is an excellent place to begin.

    Seven Introit Options, First Sunday of Lent 2009

  • Also, in parishes where the EF begins, there are not developed scholas available to sing the propers or sing large Mass settings.

    Working Our Way to the High Mass 2009

  • I know of no other event that compares in terms of training Catholic musicians of the future, training to be producers on the local level, to establish scholas to sing the Mass, to conduct and sing with the purpose of upgrading the liturgical experience in the Catholic framework (though there are many faith traditions that will be represented here).

    One Day Before the Colloquium 2009

  • His book Communio deserves a high place in the modern history of the new liturgical movement for providing an entryway for new scholas to sing the propers of the Mass, along with the Psalm verses that were extremely hard to find until his book.

    Music by Richard Rice: An Outpouring 2009

  • It takes years for scholas to get going and to develop the ability to sing the propers, and it also takes time for the people in the pews to get to the point that they can contribute to the singing of the ordinary.

    Working Our Way to the High Mass 2009

  • The Mass tomorrow will be celebrated in Latin, with the men and women's scholas singing Mass ordinary IV, and the propers for the Epiphany.

    Winter Intensive Closing Mass 2009


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