Placing Apostrophes and the Grill

The Hawaii Catholic Herald interviewed two composers three months ago on the eve of the big liturgy conference out there in the Pacific. CNS picked up a slice of the story today.

These stories behind the music–I find them fascinating. Beyond the placement of apostrophes in titles.

Marty Haugen on his setting of Psalm 23:

That piece, like everything I wrote up there, went through the grill of the community. I think that’s really valuable.

You don’t really know if a piece is going to be helpful or not until a congregation has sung it a number of times and they’ll tell you.

If you can trust their honesty, that is.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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