Sunday, March 6, 2016

Quotes to reflect upon (12)

"If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo, the Te Deum, and the Litanies sung by the people over any piece of polyphony." 
Giuseppe Cardinal Sarto (later Pope Saint Pius X), Letter to Msgr. Callegari, 1897