If Music Can’t Be Sung…

“…if music can’t be sung, then it ceases to be music. It certainly ceases to be sacred music. Sacred music must be able to be in some way sung, because from a Christian point of view the Word must be heard. Music is the extension of the Word, not a frilly decoration of the Word. It is at the service of the Word, as in all traditions.

Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)