As churches prepare to return from lockdown, what about music in the liturgy makes it essential? In the next essay in his series encouraging liturgical musicians to consider what their vocation entails, Wilfrid Jones shares his thoughts on the nature of active participation.
Stepping off the hamster wheel
Post-Liberal Theology compares a religion to a language. How might that comparison, which could include the concept of a “vocabulary” of liturgical music, inform how we think about repeating repertoire?
The way we do music says a lot about how we see ourselves and our relationship to those around us. What does that say about music in the liturgy?
We can be so caught up in the cycle of planning, delivering and marking lessons, that we never have time to step back and consider the bigger picture in a way that would improve how we do our jobs.