A few years ago I was asked to give a lecture on the development not Sacred Music and its place in the liturgy. I considered writing this up as a series of articles, but Dr Kwasniewski has posted a lecture, remarkably similar to mine but better!
Pope Francis addressed the 140 year old Italian Association of St Cecilia on the 28th of September.Continue reading “Pope Francis in line with Tradition on Sacred Music”
Amazon is clever and has got to know me over the last few years. She is so astute, in fact, that she suggested James MacMillan’s autobiography to me before it was even available. As a music student I was aware of MacMillan’s work and came across some of his liturgical music. Even before I became Catholic, I had excitedly shared his earth-shattering Tu Es Petrus with friends around the time of Pope Benedict’s visit in 2010. The first time I sang chant as at the Musica Sacra day in 2014, the year before I was received into the Church. In some ways, MacMillan has influenced me more than I had realised.Continue reading “James MacMillan: A Scots Song, A Life of Music”