Taking a survey
  • Hi everybody, I'm working on a project and I need your help. I'm surveying my general Catholic public communities with this question:
    If you had to ask a specialist in Sacred Music ONE question, what would it be?

    But what I want to know from you is this: what questions do you think people SHOULD be asking about sacred music?

  • francisfrancis
    Posts: 8,870
    In two sentences, can you outline the entire repertoire of authentic sacred music that is best suited to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?
  • The place to begin is: 'What is your philosophy (theology?) of sacred music?'
    Maybe prior to the above one should ask: 'Are you a devout Catholic?'
    Ditto Francis - what repertory?
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  • How do you bring Sacred Music back into the church?
  • Drake
    Posts: 108
    How can we best reflect God’s beauty in music, thereby touching the most hearts? Or perhaps more succinctly, how do we we please God with our music?
  • "What comes to mind when you hear the expression, "Traditional Catholic music"?
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 4,383
    What tradition?
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  • Charles,

    Yes, that's exactly my point. Once we identify what Traditional Catholic music means, the person compiling results will know how to rate/disaggregate the information.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 4,383
    With "traditional" already vague enough, it behooves one to wonder what kind of Catholic music is meant -- liturgical? devotional? etc.
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  • In a world full of people (and clerics - who are, be it noted, quite human) who cluelessly believe (or tenaciously insist) that the pop music up with which they grew is both 'Catholic' and 'traditional', using the words 'Catholic' and 'traditional' is meaningless. One must state specific genres.
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen francis
  • francisfrancis
    Posts: 8,870
    Gregorian Chant, Polyphony (preferably using the text of the propers), Organ Music (preferentially deferring to that which is composed for the purpose of the worship of God)