Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,368 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Profile of Scottish composer of sacred music

Catholic World News - 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.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($125,746 to go):
$150,000.00 $24,253.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal 16 hours ago
Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? 20 hours ago
The Synod: It's a Wrap! October 21
A chaotic synod? Not in its results October 21
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat October 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6