Mexico City III and Vatican IIA comparison of the local council of Mexico City III and Vatican II, with respect to the implementation and enforcement of decrees reforming sacred music, by Duane LCM Galles
Music and Spiritualityby Fr Basil Cole. Listening to beautiful music may dispose one to the contemplation of faith, since it mirrors the infinite beauty of God Himself. Sacred music must arouse devotion, and not merely pleasure. (from Homiletic & Pastoral Review, May 1995)
Singing with the Angelsby Rembert Herbert. Gregorian chant cannot be fully understood as a mere art form; in its pure form it is rather an approach to prayer. (from Catholic World Report, June 1995)
Sound of MusicAccount of the development of musical notation by the 11th century Benedictine monk, Guido d'Arezzo, and its impact on music as we know it (from Catholic Heritage, September/October 1996)
Styleby Fr Robert Skeris. The Church is not primarily concerned with style for its own sake. What she seeks and demands is that music be true art and sacred.
What is Sacred Music?(from Sacred Music, Fall 1991) The question, "What is sacred music," put to the average Catholic, will no doubt elicit the answer that "sacred music is hymns." And in the lived experience of most Catholics today, that is the extent of what they know to be sacred music. On Sunday, they sing four hymns at Mass. In most parishes, is there anything else?