Wednesday, August 2, 2006


Full story from Musica Sacra

On October 9, 2006, the US Bishops Subcommittee on Music and Liturgy will meet for a consultation for revisions of Music in Catholic Worship (1972) and Liturgical Music Today (1982). Two representatives from the Church Music Association of America will be there to help out:

(This clip from the post at Musica Sacra):
William Mahrt, president of the Church Music Association of America and music professor at Stanford University, has indicated his desire to represent the CMAA at this meeting. CMAA Vice-President, Horst Buchholz, Director of Sacred Music at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Associate Professor of Music at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver, will also attend the meeting on behalf of the Archdiocese of Denver.

The fact that a reputable organization like the CMAA will be represented is great news. Does anyone know if any Adoremus reps will be there?



Anonymous said...

Dear Brian,

From my understanding, no. OCP and GIA will ahve representation, but not Adoremus. However, I am pleased to see folks from the CMAA on the committee. This means that the hymns/songs will be examined with a critical eye.

Brian Michael Page said...

I haven't heard much from GIA on the matter, but OCP kind of worries me. To boot, well... let me get another post going here to explain.


Dad29 said...

So far, you've told us of TWO real musicians who will attend.

Not publishers, nor composers--not dilettantes, or folks with a degree in "liturgy," or wackos who got their musical training at the local guitar-store, but actual performance musicians...

Brian Michael Page said...

Only thing, Dad29, is that, as Br. Andrew mentioned, OCP and GIA will have reps there. Read my next post and you'll see why that worries me.


Argent said...

Brian, you're driving me to drink and it's only mid-day. I know, I know, you're just the messenger.

Dad29 said...


I just screwed a friend of mine by nominating HIM to go to Chicago as the Arch'ce of Milwaukee's rep.

Very un-PC, of course, as Rembert Weakland will be miffed...

Let's see what happens.