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Why do we never sing “De Spiritu Sancto” (St. Athenogenes) in our churches? There are a dozen translations in English verse. Where could anyone find a better evening hymn than this, coming right down from the catacombs? Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Andrew R. Motyka
published 4 January 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

NDREW R. MOTYKA is the Director of Liturgical Music for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. He previously served as Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and held positions at churches in Maryland, Massachusetts, and western Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Music in Sacred Music from Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose.

Andrew is composer of the Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons (communionantiphons.org), and has published other pieces with CanticaNOVA. He believes that creative implementation of the musical propers of the Mass is the key to liturgical renewal and the improvement of sacred music in our Church.



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