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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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“First Images” • Sacred Music Symposium 2019
published 3 July 2019 by Corpus Christi Watershed

HIS YEAR’S Sacred Music Symposium lived up to its reputation as the preëminent summer conference for musicians who take seriously their commitment to authentic Roman Catholic music. Over the next few months, numerous recordings will be released. Promotional materials were released in advance of this year’s conference. Participants came from all over the United States, and several other countries as well. This KYRIE, conducted by Dr. Alfred Calabrese (during the first Holy Mass of Fr. Luc Poirier, FSSP), was recorded live:

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We were sent several “raw stills” from Pacheco Films, which is producing a short film about the Sacred Music Symposium: