Thursday, July 03, 2014

Talk on Sacred Music by Fr. Cassian Folsom, O.S.B.

On behalf of Fr. Cassian and the Monks of Norcia, I am pleased to be able to share with NLM readers a splendid talk that Fr. Cassian gave at St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church in York, England, in mid-May. The title of the 45-minute talk is "Sacrosanctum Concilium on Sacred Music." The audio and video quality are superb, I might add.

In addition to the full-length video, five short excerpts on "hot topics" (2 to 5 minutes each) have been helpfully separated out, in order to facilitate sharing and distribution. About these excerpts, the playlist says:
These are clips from a longer talk about Sacrosanctum Concilium and sacred music, given by Fr. Cassian Folsom at St. Wilfrid's church in York, England. Covering topics from the true meaning of 'active participation' to the role of the choir, to the history of the chant books of the Roman Rite, Fr. Cassian shows how to interpret these 8 paragraphs of Sacrosanctum Concilium in the 'hermeneutic of continuity'.
If you've not yet had the edifying and enlightening experience of hearing one of Fr. Cassian's talks, I highly recommend this one (or at least the short clips) as a place to begin!

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