3rd confab to mark 50th year of Vatican II document on liturgical music
PAGSANJAN, Laguna – Marking the golden anniversary of Musicam Sacram, a Second Vatican Council document on music and its relation to the celebration of sacred liturgies, the Federation of Tagalog Dioceses Liturgical Commissions, Sub-Commission on Liturgical Music organized the 3rd Conference of Musicam Sacram@50 on Feb. 10, memorial of St. Scholastica, at the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in this town.
Carrying the theme “Musicam Sacram @ 50: Balik-Tanaw tungo sa Bagong Landasin”, the conference discussed how music should be treated in relation to the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, the Sacraments, and most importantly the Holy Mass.
There will be 3 main conferences:
Vernacular Texts in Liturgical Celebrations, to be given by Fr. Timoteo J. Ofrasio, SJ;
San Pedro Bautista: His Life and Legacy to the Philippine liturgical Music by Fr. Edwin Dionisio, OFM; and
Sacred Polyphony and Instruments in Liturgical Celebrations by Fr. Benildus Ma. P. Maramba, OSB
Fr. Gabriel Ma. A. Delfino will give another talk on Maestro Marcelo Adonay, known as the “Palestrina of Filipino Music”, and a local of Laguna.
There will also be 10 sub-classes namely:
- Children’s Choir Conducting by Maria Theresa Vizconde Roldan;
- Youth Choir Conducting by Leila Villostas;
- Adult Choir Conducting by Elisanta Cortez;
- Gregorian Chant by Ferdinand Baustista;
- Guitar Playing by Richard De Leon;
- Organ Playing by Prof. Armando Salarza;
- Composition by Fr. Leonilo Mangussad;
- Music Encoding – Geronimo Serrano;
- Rudiments/ Note Reading by Michael Bernardino; and
- Basic Cantoring by Ruzzel Adrian Clemeno.
The seminar talks mirror topics given in a similar conference in Rome from March 2 to 4, 2017.
San Pablo Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD will preside over the Mass. The image of Nuestra. Señora Delos Dolores de Turumba, a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Pakil, Laguna, will also grace the event.
The organizers are inviting musicians (choir masters, instrumentalists, choir members, composers, music makers etc.), priests, religious, and lay ministers involved in liturgical commissions to the event. CBCPNews