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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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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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Video • A Chinese Offertory Hymn
published 14 December 2017 by Andrew Leung

WO WEEKS AGO, my new choir sang at a nuptial Mass. The mission of our choir is to unite the Catholic classical singers in Hong Kong and to promote classical sacred music. However, in the liturgy, we also try to sing the local church music to its highest standard and here is an example:

I sing the truth of love, Beside my Blessed Mother,

Offering up these bread and wine, Praying that God would accept them. Alleluia!

This video was filmed on a phone, so the quality is not the best, but you can still hear the music pretty well. The hymn was written by Mons. Antonio Chi-Ming Lau from Taiwan. He is trained in both Chinese and Western music, which you can probably tell from the recording: the Eastern-flavored melodies and with Western harmonies.