Missa Cantata

“An authentic renewal of sacred music can only happen in the wake of the great tradition of the past, of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony” Pope Benedict XVI, Sistine Chapel, 2006

“The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given first place in liturgical services.” (Section 116, the Second Vatican Council, in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)

“Steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them.” (Section 54, the Second Vatican Council, in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)

“…let us especially entrust all lovers of sacred music to her motherly protection, so that always enlivened by genuine faith and sincere love of the Church, they may make their precious contribution to liturgical prayer and effectively contribute to the proclamation of the Gospel..” Pope Benedict XVI, Sistine Chapel, 2006

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