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.