A priest friend forwarded me a blurb from the Dan Schutte Newsletter.
St. Louis Jesuits Honored
Jubilate Deo Award
Each year since 1996 the National Association of Pastoral Musicians bestows the Jubilate Deo Award on a musician who has made an extraordinary musical contribution to the life of the American church.
This year the award is being given to the St. Louis Jesuits – Bob Dufford, S.J., John Foley, S.J., Tim Manion, Roc O’Connor, S.J. and Dan Schutte. Together, they’ve recorded ten collections of music and individually over the years, that number totals thirty-one. After forty years, their music continues to be a significant part of the worship of the American church today.
In 2005, after a twenty year hiatus, they reunited to record a new collection of music to celebrate this anniversary. The collection, Morning Light, features twelve new compositions by the group. While recording this new CD, they experienced once again that special quality their collaborative process gives their music.
The Jubilate Deo Award is a great honor and these five men join the company of past recipients such as Joseph Gelineau, S.J., Rembert Weakland, OSB, Clarence Joseph Rivers, Jan Michael Joncas, Lawrence Heiman and others. The award will be presented to the St. Louis Jesuits at the NPM Convention this summer in Louisville.
Think of the honor! One of the past recipients was non-other than Rembert Weakland!
Ahhhh… those were the days!
The Spirit of Vatican II was moving and letting in new air… never mind the smoke.
Those heady, halcyon days of wholesale discontinuity and destruction.