Sunday, January 01, 2006
This might set you back a bit if you are one of those who think the key to survival of the church is the institution of contemporary Christian music. Monsignor Valenti Miserachs Grau Monsignor Miserachs is the president of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. He is a composer, having more than 2,000 pieces to his credit. He is also the canonical chapel director of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. What do you think his opinion on church music is? It isn't contemporary, I can tell you. He believes Gregorian chant has been unjustly abandoned and should be recovered. He made this statement at a recent encounter organized by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments at the Vatican. Don't look for this at your local evangelical church.