Promote both the active participation of the faithful and the pride of place of Gregorian Chant in the Roman Catholic liturgy. Both have been instructed together for over a 100 years by every Pope in successive documents about music in the liturgy.
Archbishop Alexander Sample’s pastoral letter Sing to the Lord a New Song is a recent and authoritative sum-up of spiritual leader’s reading of current Church documents on sacred music. It provides a clear path forward for music ministers that have been bombarded by contradictory publications from a growing number of commercial entities. It is our opinion that money has clouded the judgement and integrity of many well-meaning music ministers in the Church. The voice of Archbishop Sample, the Shepherd from Portland is the one the Soli Deo Gloria schola chooses to follow.
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