Andrew M. Seddon
A review of Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church
AGAINST SELF-IMPOSED ICONOCLASM
Lucy E. Carroll
AN INCOMPLETE BICENTENNIAL
AND WHY IT WILL PROBABLY STAY THAT WAY
Lucille A. Flynn
King George II rose from his seat during a performance of Messiah, then others rose because etiquette required everyone to rise whenever the king rose.
The question of musical excellence lingers. A primary objection to it is that it’s elitist or exclusive.
SORRY, CHURCH MUSIC IS NOT AN EGALITARIAN ART
Joseph P. Swain
Parishes should be taught, preferably by example, that music is not by nature a democratic art and that musical values — like doctrines — are not subject to vote.
There's a lot of debate about the music in Catholic parishes, including the words of hymns.
- Karl Keating