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A second class of tunes—which can also be said with certainty to fall under the profane—are those which are written in the style of secular songs and which, if heard without the words, would be recognized only as such. In these, as a rule, the devotional gives way to the sentimental, cheerfulness to levity and oftentimes vulgarity, while not even an attempt is made to give a serious or dignified musical expression to the sentiments embodied in the words of the hymn. Not the least objectionable feature of some of these tunes is a jingling piano accompaniment quite unsuited to the church organ.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)

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Andrew Leung
published 4 January 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

CTL Andrew Leung NDREW LEUNG is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. Before moving from Georgia to Ohio, he was the Director of Music at St. Pius X Catholic Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers). He is currently at Blessed Sacrament Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Wintersville, Ohio, where he assists with pastoral works and directs the Blessed Sacrament Schola.

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Mr. Leung graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in Sacred Music. During his years at Franciscan, he founded the Schola Cantorum Sanctorum Angelorum, a traditional choir with only male voices. Under his direction, the student schola developed quickly into a semi-professional choir and performed regularly in the Steubenville area.

Andrew is originally from Hong Kong. He has served as an organist and master of ceremonies in parishes both in China and the United States.


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