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Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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Videos • Church Music Association of America
published 15 August 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ACRED, BEAUTIFUL, AND UNIVERSAL is a 60-minute movie directed by Jeff Ostrowski (current President of Watershed) with footage from Sacred Music Colloquium XIX. The documentary explains why the Catholic Church uses sacred (not secular) music at Mass. It has been broadcast on three major networks and is played thrice each summer on EWTN. You can purchase the DVD or view the entire 60-minute film online (with the exception of the DVD bonus material):

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Some additional sacred music films produced by Watershed:

+  2011 Trailer • Colloquium XXI (YouTube)

+  2010 • Colloquium XX Trailer (YouTube)

+  Interviews (1)

+  Interviews (2)

+  Maestro Scott Turkington

+  Maestro Wilko Brouwers

+  Cor Jesu (Winter Intensive)

+  Christus Vincit (Winter Intensive)

+  Chironomy excerpt

+  Can You Tell The Difference?

+  Can Propers Replace Hymns At Mass? (cartoon)

+  Sacred Vs. Secular Music (cartoon)

+  2008 Trailer (YouTube)