Monday, March 5, 2012

We've waited a century for this work

The Musical Shape of the Liturgy, by William Peter Mahrt, is ready for shipping. It is a $25 hardback.

I'll state this as plainly as possible. This is the one book that we've waited for, the book that explains the structure of the Roman Rite and the place of music within it. As I've written many times, this core knowledge is what is missing in the Catholic world today. This book presents it all.

If you are struggling with an issue in Catholic music, the answer is in here. Every priest you know needs a copy. Every musician too. It is the work that begins the long process of intellectual discovery that is the precondition to a robust recovery of Catholic music.

P.S. Your reviews are needed at Amazon.