November 04, 2006

Musica Sacra, "Sacred Music": The Church Music Association of America

"The Church Music Association of America is an association of Catholic musicians, and those who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use." ....

"The CMAA's purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority."

"The CMAA is seeking members who are devoted to the cause of sacred muisc in Catholic liturgical life. Members not only receive the acclaimed journal Sacred Music; they become part of a national network that is making a difference on behalf of the beautiful and true in our times, in parish after parish." ....

"The Church Music Association of America today provides support for all those interested in participating in the current revival of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in Catholic liturgy. It is the most active organization today in sponsoring new writing and scholarship in the tradition of sacred music. A good example of our work is the Communio Project that makes available authoritative editions of Gregorian Chant for parish use."

"It is the sponsor of the leading music colloquium on sacred music in the English speaking world. It is the publisher of Sacred Music, the oldest continuously published journal of music in North America. It makes possible a network of musicians, seminarians, and priests who are dedicated to the aethestic and liturgical ideals of the Church."
Those are excerpts from the CMAA's website.
Click HERE for it.

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