Valentín Miserachs, head of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, has repeated his call for a Vatican commission to pronounce on the problem of music in Catholic liturgy. Like many others, he has expressed great regret at the loss of Gregorian chant, and speaks of the widespread ignorance of music among so many. He decries the “anarchy” that persists in parishes and cathedrals around the world, by which he means the tendency for musicians to pull out any music they want and sing it during the processions of the Mass (entrance, offertory, and communion).
Music, because it gives artistic expression to sacred texts, is treasured above all the other arts in the sacred liturgy. However, other art forms have long served to add beauty and solemn dignity to the Church's liturgy, and should... Read Post
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The following came into the NLM from Res Musica:AN IMPORTANT EVENT OF MUSIC AND LITURGYWITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PONTIFICAL INSTITUTE OF SACRED MUSIC IN ROME[...]On Sunday 17 May 2009 at 4:00pm in the Basilica of St. Nicolò in Lecco... Read Post