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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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"You have thereby removed from the celebration of the Mass all superstitions, all greed for lucre and all irreverence … removed its celebrations from private homes and profane places to holy and consecrated sanctuaries. You have banished from the temple of the Lord the more effeminate singing and musical compositions."
— Bishop Racozonus, speaking at the last session of the Council of Trent (1563)

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: