ACTION ITEM! Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – 50th anniversary of Instruction ‘Musicam Sacram’
My friend Prof. Peter Kwasniewski has been part of a project to create a Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Instruction Musicam Sacram, promulgated exactly 50 years ago today, 5 March.
This document, signed by numerous scholars, pastors, and musicians, seeks to promote greater importance of the place of traditional sacred music in liturgical worship of God. It points out many deficiencies in sacred music since the Council. However, it also offers constructive suggestions.
Cantate Domino could serve as a starting point for discussion in a diocese or a parish, a