In The Heart of Our Music, master practitioners of the liturgical art of music come together to offer enriching insights, a stirring vision, and practical new ideas that will change the way you think about liturgy and liturgical ministry. These reflections are written with the needs of parish liturgists and liturgical musicians in mind.
This volume includes reflections on how the music we sing and play comes across to the people, processes for bringing different cultures together, the way we think about liturgy, and the way we think about ourselves in liturgy.
Contributors and their articles include: "How Music in the Liturgy Is Perceived and Received: An Anthropological/Semiological Perspective" by Paul Inwood; "Collecting Harmony: Three Approaches to Cultural Diversity for Worship Music Today" by Ricky Manalo, CSP; "The Mothering Wing: Catholic Imagination and Liturgy" by John Foley, SJ; and "To Be Known as We Are Known: A Possible Future for Liturgical Engagement" by Roc O'Connor, SJ.
John B. Foley, SJ, is the Distinguished Liturgical Theologian and composer of liturgical music at Saint Louis University. He is the founder and director of the Stroble Center for Liturgy, which enlivens, enriches, and deepens the celebration of the Eucharist by enabling Catholics to participate more fully in the Mass, by advancing the composition of liturgical music, and by teaching students about the riches of Catholic liturgy.