Terry: CATHOLIC CHURCH MUSIC
TERRY Richard Runciman: Catholic Church Music. Taschenbuch, 216 Seiten, unveränderter Reprint, Peterborough 2017 (Original: London 1907), ChiZine Publications/Scholar Select, Peterborough/Ontario, Kanada
The author Richard R. Terry was the great English choirmaster, director of music at Westminster Cathedral, and polyphony scholar of the late 19th century. This is his primer on Catholic church music. It covers rubrics, makes a case for the old styles, explains what is wrong with contemporary music (in 1907!), provides a model for forming and training a choir, details the use of the organ, and provides fascinating historical detail to what happened to polyphony during the reign of Elizabeth. Scott Turkington considers this book to be the single most important short work on Catholic choral music. The pace is quick and the book is remarkably entertaining. This is an invaluable work from a world-class, world-historic genius in the Catholic tradition.