Some additional Liturgy and Music Events for June – September 2013.Read more
Fr. Robert Pasley, the chaplain of the Church Music Association of America, has a written a lengthy addition to our conversation about the ways in which the forms of the Mass may enrich one another. I received permission to reprint it here on Pray Tell as part of my larger desire to create respectful dialogue.Read more
To some readers of Pray Tell it might seem eyebrow-raising to be addressing this issue in the summer of 2012. But some of our friends continue to assert that we regular celebrators of the OF are laboring under a massive misunderstanding of the implementation documents of the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
So let’s look at this issue again.Read more
Jeffrey A. Tucker, managing editor of Sacred Music and a friendly and thoughtful dialogue partner, has responded at the Chant Café to my report of the CMAA Colloquium XXII in Salt Lake City.Read more
The colloquium this year offers opportunities both for the professional musicians as well as non-musicians who would like to know more about chant. Sign up!Read more
by Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, ICEL executive directorRead more
by Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of the journal Sacred Music.
“Many Council fathers hoped for a liturgical reform that would put an end to the pre-conciliar practice of vernacular hymnody dominating the Mass. They wanted to universalize the high Mass with music that is native to the ritual. It didn’t turn out that way, for a variety of reasons.”
Wow, there’s a lot going on in Collegeville this summer. CCMLA, June 21-24, “New Music, New Texts: Preparing for a New Missal.”Read more
The liturgical function of the proper chants is to aid meditation upon scriptural texts. When the chants are sung in Latin, they can serve this function for only a few. –Bruce. E. FordRead more
Heard at the CMAA church music colloqium: “How not to alienate Catholics in the pews, many of whom have never heard sacred music in church.”Read more