Meet the Snark!


AND JUST WHO IN TARNATION IS BRIAN MICHAEL PAGE???

FAMILY
Father of four (Christopher Ryan, Jessica Katherine, Brian Robert, and Brittany Theresa)
Husband of one (Ann)
Brother of two (Kenny and Glen)

TIMELINE
1964 - (July 1) A snark is born to Bob and Terry Page!
1975 - Sang in first choir
1981 - Played my first piano at Mass
1982 - Played my first organ at Mass
1983 - First music director position held at age 19, in the same parish that C. Alexander Peloquin started at, also at 19 (Sacred Heart, Woonsocket, Rhode Island).  Leo Fontaine, then 14, was the folk group leader at the time.  He later switched to organ (YAY!) and is now not only Sacred Heart's organist, but also Mayor of Woonsocket!  Good for him!
1984 - First Mass setting written (not to mention, first liturgical composition of any kind).  All later scrapped except the Agnus Dei, which later became part of another Mass setting - one of higher quality.
1985 - Motet-style Ave Maria written by yours truly at age 21
1986 - Wrote my own tune for the hymn Around the Throne, a Glorious Band, which was published roughly two decades later by CanticaNOVA Publications.
1989 - Appointed music director at Precious Blood Church, also in Woonsocket - also once served by Peloquin (In 1950, Peloquin left Precious Blood to go to the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence, Rhode Island.  I haven't gotten there yet.)
1991 - Mass of the Precious Blood composed, which included the Agnus Dei from the 1984 Mass setting that was scrapped
1995 - First collection of Responsorial Psalms written, affectionately dubbed Psalm 151.  Later on in life, some were kept, some were replaced.
1997 - Providence Mass composed, as a tribute to Alexander Peloquin, and influenced by his styles.  Also completed a smaller compilation called Acclamations for Advent, based on the Mode IV chant Conditor Alme Siderum
1999 - First experience with playing the Extraordinary Form of Holy Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Providence, Rhode Island.  While there, wrote my own Christus Vincit and Missa Christus Vincit.
2005 - Started blog: Christus Vincit, and podcast: Christus Vincit Podcasting
2006 - Christus Vincit Podcasting later became Christus Vincit ANYWHERE!
2008 - Became a contributing composer to the Chabanel Psalm Project.
2010 - Christus Vincit ANYWHERE! resurfaces as iSNARK!  First Mass setting of the forthcoming new translation composed, Holy Angels Mass, melodically based on Missa de Angelis and the Mortem Tuam Annuntiamus, Domine from Jubilate Deo, rhythmically influenced by Mass for Christian Unity by Jan Vermulst.