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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Aurelio Porfiri Letter In Current "Adoremus Bulletin"
published 12 August 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

953 Aurelio Porfiri HE CURRENT EDITION of the Adoremus Bulletin features a sacred music letter by CCW contributor, Aurelio Porfiri.

Here’s an excerpt:

I cannot understand how some people fail to see that pop music is indeed a bearer, for the most part, of certain worldly values, and that the music and the style remain strongly associated with those values that are in direct contrast with the values and teachings of the Catholic Church. So, to bring this association directly into the heart of the church, that is the liturgy, is not a good thing.

You can read the full article, which originally appeared on 30 June 2014:

      * *  URL Link: “What is appropriate music for Mass?” — Aurelio Porfiri