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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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“To treat harmony and rhythm in this matter was a difficult matter. Facing numerous problems both large and small—that arose constantly—we understood that a flawless harmonization of Gregorian chant cannot be created by improvisation, no matter the competence and ability of the organist or harmonist.”
— Mons. Jules Van Nuffel, NOH Preface

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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: