Excerpts from statements of James MacMillan, Libby Larsen, Daniel Kellogg, Robinson McClellan and other composers offered at the conference “James MacMillan and the Musical Modes of Mary and the Cross” held at the University of Notre Dame in September 2013, and sponsored by Sacred Music ND. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPOaOpXI-Bs .
by Jeff Cooper
Soon after the Notre Dame Vocale performance in conjunction with the City Choir of Quito, we were scheduled to return to South Bend. But the choir needed an organist (and an organ too, as it turned out) for their performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem the following week under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt, so I was asked to stay. Continue reading
By Brenda Smith
I suppose it’s a dream that many church musicians have–more of a fantasy or a daydream than a MLK-style “I HAVE A DREAM!!!” In this dream, throngs of enthusiastic children sit quietly and sing gregorian chant with hands folded. Continue reading