Episode 39—Composing Liturgical Music That’s Noble, Accessible... and Sacred—Paul Jernberg

By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | May 29, 2019 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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Paul Jernberg is a composer of sacred music and director of the Magnificat Institute, which offers education in the patrimony of Catholic liturgical music. He tells Thomas about his career, including an interesting digression about gospel music relative to Catholic liturgy, the criterion of “noble accessibility” in liturgical music, and what Roman Catholic composers can learn from the ancient Eastern chant traditions.

This episode contains selections from Jernberg’s Mass of St. Philip Neri, used with permission. If you would like to hear more episodes with music throughout, please send Thomas feedback at [email protected]


Purchase the Mass of St. Philip Neri album http://www.pauljernberg.com/preview

Magificat Institute of Sacred Music https://magnificatinstitute.org/

Paul Jernberg, “The Logos of Sacred Music” https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/articles.cfm?id=535

Jernberg on David Clayton’s Way of Beauty Podcast:




Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus.

Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist living in New York City. He is the director of audio media for CatholicCulture.org and hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

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