What are the top five things that people don’t understand when it comes to sacred music? In this first part of a two-part episode, we take time to give a substantive response to what many Catholics might not know or don’t get right about music for the sacred liturgy. We look at liturgical and philosophical principles that have been fleshed out through the centuries as the Church has guided musicians in building up the treasury of sacred music, and spend some time on insights from Church documents.

For more information about the Summer 2020 online class taught by Dr. Donelson-Nowicka at St. Joseph’s Seminary, “Principles of Sacred Music,” click here: https://sacredmusicpodcast.com/upcoming-events. To register, or for an FAQ about sacred music study at Dunwoodie, click here: https://www.dunwoodie.edu/dunwoodie-music-classes.