Virgil Funk, Founder and first President of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM)
Segment 1: We speak about the founding of NPM and its influence on the music-making of the Roman Catholic Church.
Segment 2: We discuss a conference that Fr. Funk and Dr. Romeri both attended in Rome entitled “Music and Culture” with musicians from around the world, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Papal Document, Musicam Sacram.
Segment 3-4: We speak of great musicians and educators in the field of Sacred Music, highlighting especially Dr. Paul Salamunivich and Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S.
All of the music for this episode is taken from a CD entitled Paul Salamunivich Conducting the NPM Convention Choir, recorded live at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Segment 1: Festival Hymn of Thanksgiving arr. Paul Sjolund
(The same piece but from a different album)
Segment 2 : Holy God, We Praise Thy Name. arr. Ronald Arnatt
Segment 3: Were You There arr. Sue Wallace
Segment 4: The conclusion of “Holy God”
Originally aired on June 10, 2017