Les tidsskriftet: SACRED MUSIC

Et svært interessant liturgisk tidsskrift og en ny og flott måte å distribuere det på (tips fra NLM-bloggen).

Sommernummeret av Sacred Music fins litt lenger ned på denne sida, og de trykker bl.a. en artikkel om 100 års-jubileet for Garduale Romanum:

The history of the Graduale Romanum of 1908 is, as we all know, a history full of contrasts, contradictions, achievements, errors, and confusion. It is a history of emotionally overheated polemic and personal tension, and it was fought out with great fervor and led to downright splits and divisions. One must even acknowledge that such splits and rifts are even found within one and the same person. Goethe’s saying about two souls within one breast truly applies to many protagonists of the chant restoration. These are tensions which are already hinted at in the prehistory of the 1908 Graduale Romanum, and then reached their high point in the first decade of the twentieth century in connection with the immediate preparation of the Vatican edition. Indeed, in some form or other these tensions accompany the entire era of implementation of the Vatican edition and the Graduale Romanum, right up to the present day. Who can be surprised, then, that with such a conflict-laden history, the books of the Vatican edition, and especially the Graduale Romanum, cannot be other than ambivalent.

In view of the facts merely hinted at here, facts which we all know, one can pose the question of whether it makes sense to celebrate the birth of a child born with such pain and injury and who even today, one hundred years later, has not entirely recovered from such a traumatic birth.

And yet, we all have good reason to commemorate the achievement of the publication of the Graduale Romanum one hundred years ago and to celebrate its birthday worthily. For precisely here it holds true: against the background of dark shadows the light shines all the more brightly. And in fact the history of the Graduale Romanum displays from its beginning onward many illustrious moments which are at work right up to the present and repeatedly have set free powers of new creative breakthroughs and initiatives—and this precisely on the basis of what was definitively achieved by the Vatican edition.

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