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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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Dr. Jennifer Donelson Conducting Seminarians
published 20 October 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed

R. JENNIFER DONELSON directs the Saint Cecilia Academy for Pastoral Musicians, located in the Archdiocese of New York. The following video shows her directing “Dómine, non sum dignus” by Kevin Allen, a contemporary composer:

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