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1957: Catholic Musicians Were Unhappy

This is fascinating from New Liturgical Movement:

Look at this Interesting issue of Caecilia from 1957.

It is a great issue that includes a full publication by Peter Wagner but also this extremely interesting editorial, probably written by Fr. Francis Schmitt. The world was moving beneath their feet. Gone was the sober confidence from the 1930s, the sense that all that was necessary was more education, scholarship, and funding. The threat to the core of Catholic music was all around them, making the chant enthusiasts worry for the future.
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