The Heart of Our Music: Reflections on Music and Liturgy by Members of the Liturgical Composers Forum

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The Heart of Our Music: Reflections on Music and Liturgy by Members of the Liturgical Composers Forum


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The Heart of Our Music: Reflections on Music and Liturgy by Members of the Liturgical Composers Forum John Foley, SJ. Collegeville, AIN: Liturgical Press, 2015. Three volumes (each 8 W x 5 1A"): Vol. 1: Underpinning Our Thinking, ISBN 978-0-8146-4851-3, 85 pp.; Vol. 2: Practical Considerations, ISBN 978-0-8146-4852-0, 88 pp.; Vol. 3: Digging Deeper, ISBN 978-0-8146-4853-7, 85 pp. Each vol. $12.95 or $29.95 for the set.

In 1998 John Foley, the editor of the three books which comprise The Heart of Our Music series, established the Liturgical Composers Forum at the Center for Liturgy in St. Louis, Missouri. The members of this Forum include musicians who (1) have composed a representative body of ritual vocal music that has been published by a recognized publisher of liturgical music, (2) whose music is intended primarily for the Roman Catholic liturgy, and (3) whose music is rooted in participation by the assembly [vol. 1, p. viii].

Although first acquaintance with these books communicates strongly in the vocabulary of Catholic liturgy, non-Catholics wall find much that is valuable and useful for the work of worship leadership in non-Catholic religious communities. Foley's introduction to the second volume tells the reader, "Each essay in this volume is thought-provoking and written for everyone interested in liturgy, especially those concerned with pastoral music in the English-speaking world . . . this includes pastors, deacons, liturgists, musicians, ministers of the liturgy, people in the pews, and last, but definitely not least, those interested in the future of Christian worship" [vol. 2, viii].

These books will be of particular value to musicians and leaders of worship in Catholic congregations, especially those who are working independently to learn about aspects of liturgy for which they never have had formal training. The contents of Church documents such as "Sing to the Lord," often referred to as "STL" or "MCVV" ("Music in Catholic Worship") are integral to the discussion in these books. …

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