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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli
Dr. Peter Wagner & the Editio Vaticana
published 16 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

In my presentation on the Editio Vaticana (7 videos), given at the Sacred Music Colloquium (2010), I noted that Dom Pierre Comb only told the story from the point of view of Solesmes. I also said that, to obtain a clearer view, one cannot do better than to read Dr. Peter Wagner’s defense of the Editio Vaticana. Therefore, we have made this article available (see below).

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THE ATTACK ON THE VATICAN EDITION: A REJOINDER By Dr. Peter Wagner