Gregorian Chant and Modern Composition for the Catholic Liturgy: Charles Tournemire’s L’Orgue Mystique as Guide

Call for Papers and Recital Programs

Gregorian Chant and Modern Composition for the Catholic Liturgy:
Charles Tournemire’s L’Orgue Mystique as Guide

February 2-3, 2012

The Church Music Association of America
in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
and the Church of the Epiphany in Miami, Florida

The Church Music Association of America will hold a conference exploring Charles Tournemire’s landmark L’Orgue Mystique on February 2-3, 2012 on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and at the Church of the Epiphany in South Miami. The conference seeks to explore the aesthetic, liturgical, and compositional principles of L’Orgue Mystique, the broad implications of the work for modern compositions inspired by Gregorian chant, and the role of modern compositions and the organ in the Catholic liturgy.

The conference will include a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas) featuring Tournemire’s office for the day from L’Orgue Mystique, a concert featuring selections from L’Orgue Mystique, as well as recital programs and papers relating to the conference theme. Papers presented will be considered for publication in a collection of essays following the conference.

The conference committee welcomes proposals for papers and recital programs.

The deadline for proposals is September 2nd, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be given by September 15th, 2011.

Proposals must be submitted via email to Jennifer Donelson: jd1120 at nova.edu

A complete call for papers may be viewed at the conference website: www.musicasacra.com/tournemire

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