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Renowned as composer, conductor, theorist, author, pedagogue, and organist, Aurelio Porfiri has served the Church on multiple continents at the highest levels. Born and raised in Italy, he currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Composer in Residence for Santa Rosa de Lima School (Macao, China).
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“The authority of the Pope is not unlimited. It is at the service of Sacred Tradition. Still less is any kind of general ‘freedom’ of manufacture, degenerating into spontaneous improvisation, compatible with the essence of faith and liturgy. The greatness of the liturgy depends—we shall have to repeat this frequently—on its lack of spontaneity.”
— Josef Cardinal Ratzinger (2000)

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Exclusive Interview • Msgr. Valentino Miserachs (Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome)
published 1 December 2014 by Aurelio Porfiri

ONSIGNOR VALENTINO MISERACHS GRAU made headlines all over the world with his 2005 article. Now, in an exclusive interview with Aurelio Porfiri, he addresses several pressing questions with regard to music in Catholic churches: