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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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1914 The Teaching & Accompaniment of Plainsong
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

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      * *  1914 The Teaching & Accompaniment of Plainsong (Burgess)

• The Teaching and Accompaniment of Plainsong • Francis Burgess • : : 1914 : : Novello and company limited : : 160 Wardour Street : : London W. I : : MADE IN ENGLAND : : 1914 • Written by an Anglican. “To the Council of the Royal College of Organists” •