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The soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because, as Augustine remarks (Confess. x, 33), “each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice, and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred.” The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas

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Videos • Church Music Association of America
published 15 August 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ACRED, BEAUTIFUL, AND UNIVERSAL is a 60-minute movie directed by Jeff Ostrowski (current President of Watershed) with footage from Sacred Music Colloquium XIX. The documentary explains why the Catholic Church uses sacred (not secular) music at Mass. It has been broadcast on three major networks and is played thrice each summer on EWTN. You can purchase the DVD or view the entire 60-minute film online (with the exception of the DVD bonus material):

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Some additional sacred music films produced by Watershed:

+  2011 Trailer • Colloquium XXI (YouTube)

+  2010 • Colloquium XX Trailer (YouTube)

+  Interviews (1)

+  Interviews (2)

+  Maestro Scott Turkington

+  Maestro Wilko Brouwers

+  Cor Jesu (Winter Intensive)

+  Christus Vincit (Winter Intensive)

+  Chironomy excerpt

+  Can You Tell The Difference?

+  Can Propers Replace Hymns At Mass? (cartoon)

+  Sacred Vs. Secular Music (cartoon)

+  2008 Trailer (YouTube)