We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Sing Like a Catholic, by Jeffrey A. Tucker (Sacred Music), with an introduction by Scott Turkington. It is an introduction to the sacred-music perspective on Catholic music in parishes, drawing from tradition and documents as well as the author’s own experience. It is a book that provides both direction and inspiration.
Today, many priests and musicians are thoroughly confused concerning a core issue: what music belongs at Catholic liturgy. There are clear answers to this question, though one might never know them if the only sources you have at your disposal are the resources from mainstream music publishers.
The answer is also found in the teaching of the Church.
To discover and sing truly Catholic music is not a burden but the opposite: a tremendous liberation from the commercial-pop industry and an thrilling immersion in the most theologically and aesthetically rich treasure of music available, a tradition that enlists artistic talent in the service of transcendent ends.
It is published in the hope of raising scholarship funds for seminarians and others to attend the Sacred Music Colloquium in June. All proceeds will be devoted to that end.