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Dr. Lucas Tappan is a conductor and organist whose specialty is working with children. He lives in Kansas with his wife and two sons.
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“I would hope there is a place for the avant-garde in the same way I think there has to be a place—and we have to be careful with this—a place for Jazz and a place for Evangelical and all of that. […] On theological grounds, I do think we need interaction with the culture at the level of high art or at the level of more commercial pop culture.”
— Fr. Anthony Ruff (22 June 2016)

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A Must Have For The Choir Director's Shelf
published 4 August 2015 by Lucas Tappan

LMT Choral Repertoire EARLY A YEAR and a half ago, I came across a must have book for every choir director’s shelf, Choral Repertoire by Dennis Shrock. Mr. Shrock presents the major repertoire spanning the history of Western choral music, from Medieval to Modern, with notes on more than 5,000 works, arranged in such a way as to make research easy.

Since a vast portion of that music is sacred in character (and much of that specifically written for use in the Catholic Church), the book is invaluable for the church musician. I find the section on Modern Music helpful in finding new works for use in the liturgy, from settings of the Mass to motets. You can buy it here on Amazon.