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Profile of Scottish composer of sacred music

December 04, 2012

Catholic World Report has published a profile of James MacMillan, a 52-year-old Catholic composer who composed music for the Mass during Pope Benedict’s 2010 apostolic journey to Scotland.

MacMillan’s “earliest musical memories are of the ritual of the Mass and the balance of his considerable list of works leans heavily toward sacred choral, and often specifically liturgical, music,” writes Kevin McCormick. “Perhaps MacMillan’s most valuable role at this time in the history of the Church is that of a respected composer, deeply Catholic and willing to stand up in favor of truth, on the world stage.”


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 04, 2012 7:38 PM ET USA

    There are more and more composers popping up here and there, who understand the hermeneutic of continuity also extends to the realm of beauty, not just truth and goodness.