I'm [David Saunders] quite excited that I'll be traveling back to Minnesota in October to present my first seminar in sacred music, at the request of Fr. Jay Kythe, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Miesville MN and St Pius V Catholic Church, Cannon Falls MN. [South of Hastings and West of Red Wing]
The current plan is to open with morning prayer, featuring the use of St. Meinrad psalm tones for the psalmody. This will be followed by three presentations on sacred music in general, documents of the Church governing the selection of music within the Ordinary Form of the Mass (the current form celebrated according to the Missal of 1970) and an overview of the various sources of music for use in the Mass in conformity with the "mind of the Church."
The main purpose is to de-mystify the subject for the average parish musician and open the doors to the many possibilities not normally discussed or explained by the mainstream resources commonly consulted by most parish musicians.
The seminar will conclude with the celebration of a Mass, incorporating the various kinds of music discussed during the presentations, thus giving the attendees a taste for how they too can begin entering into the "reform of the reform" with confidence.