Thursday, October 28, 2010

James MacMillan and the new music for the Pope's visit

Recently the Pope visited the British Isles. For this visit Scottish composer James MacMillan was commissioned to write the setting for a new Mass for celebration with the Pope. This is no minor event to be asked to compose for. Below is his story of the trials and tribulations of such an effort. It shows us some of the realities that we are currently dealing with in the Church and its understanding of how we move forward:

James McMillan

Renew the Face of the Earth

Lord Send out Your Spirit In commemoration of the completion of the Year of St. Paul! Check out for higher resolution versions!