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Wherein composer James MacMillan writes about aging hippies and Church music.

I would like James MacMillan to set to music Hopkins’ The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo and also Wilbur’s The Christmas Hymn.
In the meantime, from The Telegraph, I picked this up.

Too much Catholic church music caters to old hippies. … Continue reading

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More Padre Pio joy on his feast – Musical Setting of his “Prayer” (VIDEO)

I have an affection for Padre Pio.  My bishop, retired now, was the “ponente” of the cause of St. Pio when he was still a member of the Congregation for Causes of Saints.  I got a good look at the … Continue reading

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If Francis wants a leaner, humble liturgy… then we need sacred music to match. We already have it!

Some extol the new “humble” liturgical style of Pope Francis in the wrong way.  They oppose his style to a grand or solemn style, as if the one excludes the other.
The humble does NOT cancel out the grand.  Nor vice … Continue reading

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LONDON – 26 Jan: Lecture by James MacMillan!

O how I would love to be at this lecture in London!
James MacMillan, an accomplished composer of sacred music, will give a lecture on Sat 26 January (14.30 – 15.30) will give a talk for the Royal Philharmonic Society.
He wrote … Continue reading

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Catholic composer of sacred music: James MacMillan

From Catholic World Report comes a long article about the Catholic composer of sacred music James MacMillan:
James MacMillan and his sacred music for our time
Kevin McCormick
In September 2010, when Pope Benedict made his historic and transformative visit to the United … Continue reading

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James MacMillan: TLM not the “usual trendy rubbish” (Fr. Z rants)

The fine composer James MacMillan (who wrote music for the Papal Visit to the UK and who also has a superb Seven Last Words) has comments about his participation at a TLM in Amsterdam.
My emphases and comments.
April 6th, 2011 15:48
An … Continue reading

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Composer James MacMillian explains what happened before the Papal Visit

Here is a story from The Telegraph about the trouble distinguished composer James MacMillian had with the liturgical establishment before the Holy Father’s visit to Scotland and England.
James MacMillan is a Scottish composer whose symphonies, concertos, operas, sacred music and … Continue reading

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MacMillan’s Mass settings for the Papal Visit to England

Here is some great news from The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly. 
Choirs prepare for papal Masses
By Mark Greaves on Friday, 20 August 2010
Choirs across England, Wales and Scotland are rehearsing the new setting of the Mass … Continue reading

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New English translation perhaps in use in UK by next summer

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald comes this piece about the possibility of actually using the new English translation of the Roman Missal by next summer.
New Mass translationwill be introduced next summerBy Mark Greaves
7 May 2010
Catholics in … Continue reading

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