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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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The Reason for Choir — Paul Mealor
published 27 August 2016 by Andrew Leung

OME FRIENDS OF MINE shared a video entitled “The Reason for Choir” on Facebook today. In this video, Welsh composer, Paul Mealor, talks about the importance of arts and music. Towards the beginning of the video, he gives his opinion on sacred choral music specifically. This video is definitely worth watching. And by the way, Paul Mealor is the composer of the Ubi Caritas performed at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011.



A similar video featuring John Rutter can also be found on Youtube.