Observing Saint Cecilia Day

I hope you church musicians in the readership celebrated St Cecilia Day well. Over the lunch hour, I attended an organ recital at our mother parish. My friend Bob Hauser is a superlative pastoral musician, and he treated a few hundred people to a very nice program of J.S. Bach, the French tradition, and a few choice chestnuts from the repertoire.

The unsung heroes of liturgical reform are not the embittered minority who always have something about which to complain. The real heroes include people like Bob, who enjoys a clear affection from the school children, and who can clearly draw several dozen resident parishioners for a very enjoyable 45 minutes of music. Bob is always on the lookout for better music (not an easy task in these days of MR3). He strikes me as ever eager to improve his own artistry and craft. And for that, I admire him as a consummate professional, and as a brother musician.

Our sainted violinist is surely nodding in approval at such efforts.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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