What was sacred music in America like in the mid-20th century? Dr. Francis Brancaleone, former head of the department of music at Manhattanville College, shares with us his experience as a boy being educated in the Palestrina Institute of Liturgical Music in Detroit, and his research in the history of the remarkable Pius X School of Liturgical Music at Manhattanville College in New York.

Read more from Dom Guéranger’s Liturgical Year here: http://www.liturgialatina.org/lityear/

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Access previous installments of Dr. Brancaleone’s Chronicle of the Pius X School here: https://media.musicasacra.com/publications/sacredmusic/pdf/sm146-1.pdf

Find out more about summer sacred music study at St. Joseph’s Seminary here: https://www.dunwoodie.edu/dunwoodie-music-classes