Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Renewal of Sacred Music and the Liturgy in the Catholic Church: Movements Old and New - Saint Paul, Minn., October 2013

October 13-15, 2013

The CMAA is thrilled to announce a conference honoring the legacy of Msgr. Schuler at Saint Agnes Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The registration page is now up and running!

Registration deadline is September 13.

If you're looking for an immersion experience in beautiful liturgies and sacred music, thought-provoking and inspiring presentations on historical and current issues in sacred music and liturgy, and a chance to meet others working in sacred music and the liturgy from around the country, we hope you'll come!

Our line up of keynote speakers includes well-known figures:
     - Dom Alcuin Reid  – “The New Liturgical Movement after the Pontificate of Benedict XVI”
     - Dr. William Mahrt – “The Treasury of Sacred Music at Saint Agnes: From Chant to Mozart”
     - Jeffrey Tucker -“Chant as Free Culture: The Legacy of Msgr. Schuler’s Revolutionary 

Other topics covered by scholars include:
     - Austrian orchestral Masses
     - Rubrics and liturgical documents
     - The 20th-century Liturgical Movement
     - Louis Bouyer and Annibale Bugnini
     - Liturgical architecture
     - Gregorian chant and Solesmes
     - Spanish Renaissance music
     - Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman
     - Evelyn Waugh and Flannery O'Connor's
             views on liturgical changes
     - The role of silence in the liturgy
     and, of course,
     - The role of Saint Agnes Church in the preservation of the sacred music tradition

The conference will include the celebration of vespers (featuring Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore) and Missae Cantatae at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and Church of Saint Agnes, featuring an orchestral Mass (Paukenmesse by Franz Joseph Haydn), classical works for organ, chanted Gregorian propers, and a modern polyphonic setting of the Mass ordinary (Messe Salve Regina by Yves Castagnet).

The entire conference schedule is available by clicking here.

More information on the conference, including the registration page are available here:
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