Music in Catholic Church Liturgy: Vatican II to Current Trends
Cardinal Alexander K. Sample, Ordinary of Portland, Oregon—the home of Oregon Catholic Press—is at the vanguard to steer the Catholic liturgy away from performance/community hour and back toward prayer and sacredness. This presentation focuses on the fact that the center of gravity for Catholic Church music is shifting rapidly, boosted by the change in the English text to the mass of Advent, 2011. Thanks to the Internet and availability of information, Catholic guidelines about music are no longer the province of arcane books or a handful of seminar-givers at National Association of Pastoral Musicians conferences.
Kevin Galiè, J.D., M.Mus, born and raised in Philadelphia, is now a dual-citizen and resident of Boston (Jamaica Plain – Fort Hill) and le Marche, Italy (Ascoli Piceno). He is a frequent keyboardist and recording artist with many of Boston’s orchestras, including the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Handel and Haydn Society, New Bedford Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Pro Arte Orchestra, and others. He is director of the sixty-five-voice Coro Dante and fifty-five-voice M.I.T. Women’s Chorale, and a board member of the Società Dante Alighieri in Cambridge (Massachusetts). He is director of music at Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, and a guest lecturer at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge (Massachusetts). He is a prolific composer and arranger of choral and ballet orchestral music. Additionally, he has composed a nearly complete set of chant psalm settings in English.