“It must be holy. It must not allow within itself anything that savors of the profane nor allow any such thing to slip into the melodies in which it is expressed. The Gregorian chant which has been used in the Church over the course of so many centuries, and which may be called, as it were, its patrimony, is gloriously outstanding for this holiness.”
Venerable Pope Pius XII, Musicae Sacrae #42, December 25, 1955
Conductor: Fr. Scott A. Haynes
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