Musical Malaise in Italy

Canto_in_chiesa,Taccuino_Sani Fr. Mark Daniel Kirby, OSB is travelling in Italy and filed this report on music at several Masses.  He also proposed suggestions for reforms.  While he's more of a "strict constructionist" than I in terms of musical style, I think it's definitely worth a read.

And it's worth remembering, in our self-pitying moments, that the malaise of sentimental, pop-themed music is worldwide.  (Remember also in your prayers all those working for a cure.)

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About Mary Jane Ballou

Mary Jane Ballou’s life in sacred music began in a children’s choir at the age of three. Instrumental music waited until her piano lessons started in primary school. And her music life remains a joyous pairing of sacred vocal music and the instrumental repertoire of Spain, Ireland, and Scotland.

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