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'The choice of music at Mass matters as much as the quality of the sermon' (cartoon by Christian Adams)

Can Bad Catholic Music be stopped?

When Benedict XVI was in his prime choirmasters quietly reintroduced chant and polyphony to Catholic parishes. But it may have been too little too late

The Bosco Brothers use rap to appeal to young people

Salesians are using rap to share their faith with young people

Sir James will write the piece for the 2017 event

The celebration in 2017 will be attended by Pope Francis

The Maltings at Snape, Suffolk, the home of the Aldeburgh Festival (PA)

It was a good week for composers at the Aldeburgh Festival

James MacMillan presenting a manuscript to Prince Charles (PA)

Leading classical music composer recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A painting of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

The library at Ushaw College may have unearthed a previously unknown score by the early 18th century Italian composer

Hal St John of Ooberfuse and Archbishop Warda in the We Are One video

Archbishop Warda recites Lord’s Prayer in track by London-based band Ooberfuse

Nick Gale read music at Oxford University

Nick Gale spent more than a decade working as Master of the Music at the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St George in Southwark

'Of course, technique is important: establishing the beat, cueing the entries and finding the right gesture for the sound required. But more important still is to have a good idea about the score' (Photo: PA)

A female conductor seizes the baton

Watching a conducting competition is a surreal experience

The Gospel of the Other Mary at ENO (Pic: ENO)

Peter Sellars’ opera reads the Passion story in contemporary terms