Music is not and cannot be neutral.
Only the blind can avoid facing this reality: the biggest liturgical crisis is in Rome.
There was a standard commonly accepted, so what was strange and of out of place felt that way.
“Was it not jealousy for the honor of thy house that consumed me? Was it not uttered against thee, the reproach I bore?”
“Real liturgy is for daring hearts, not for uninspired mediocrities.” —Aurelio Porfiri
We should be more and more convinced that the Propers are “healthier” than alternative songs…
“Immanentism means there is no reality beyond what we know…” —Aurelio Porfiri
“Many years ago I had a spiritual director that gave me a lesson that I have never forgotten…” —Aurelio Porfiri
“Fellow church musicians, rejoice and be glad!” —Aurelio Porfiri
Recorded for Vatican Radio with organist Aurelio Porfiri. Conducted by Sister Dolores Aguirre.
A hauntingly beautiful composition by Aurelio Porfiri. How wonderful to hear God’s praises resound in Macau, China!
My teacher and inspiration…
Liturgical song composed in honor of Saint Cecilia and performed in Rome.
In Rome, Aurelio Porfiri interviews a respected Vaticanist about the Pope, Curia, and more.
“What is the role of Liturgical Music?”
“Because you don’t need to wait weeks and weeks to receive your orders…”
“…a church which preserves the memories of my own profession: The Church of St. Cecilia.”
Aurelio Porfiri (Composer), Luigi Ciuffa (Conductor), Gianluca Libertucci (Organist)
I don’t know how you feel, but being hugged by unknown people on the basis that they sit next to me is not really the best experience in the world…
“Our Archconfraternity is truly grateful to Maestro Aurelio Porfiri for the gift of this marvelous Mass which he has composed.” —Domenico Rotella
Including exclusive interviews with Fr. Corrado Maggioni and Rodolfo Papa.
These elite are people who—by means of tireless effort—try to create good art for the benefit of everyone.
Are modern church musicians still composing oratorios? Yes!
“Reduced to the laical state” vs. “dismissal from the clerical state.”
“This booklet made quite a splash. Even Paul VI had to publicly defend Cardinal Lercaro.” — Aurelio Porfiri