CDCN Positive Proposal #8: Liturgists

The concerned musicians consider liturgists who are not musicians. I wouldn’t disagree with the suggestion for music education and appreciation:

8. The formation of liturgists is also fundamental. Just as musicians need to understand the essentials of liturgical history and theology, so too must liturgists be educated in Gregorian chant, polyphony, and the entire musical tradition of the Church, so that they may discern between what is good and what is bad.

And those judgments are always important, and ever in balance: musical, liturgical, and pastoral.

The full statement may be found here.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to CDCN Positive Proposal #8: Liturgists

  1. Liam says:

    I would amplify that musical training for the human voice is fundamental; too often, it’s been treated as a nice-to-have atop instrumental accompaniment chops.

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