I meant to link to this some time ago.
This woman seems to be an erudite scientist and academic who nonetheless has thrown it all over (or mostly thrown it over,) for Liturgical music.
How different from the picture painted here:
“Another One Bites the Dust.” It reminds me of a lot of my friends in music ministry: “And another’s gone and another one’s gone, another one bites the dust.”
When a friend of mine called a few weeks ago to say that he had submitted his resignation after serving as director of music at a large suburban parish for eight years, I must say I wasn’t surprised. He had endured years of difficulty: a pastor who refused to communicate, liturgy that was haphazard, and surprises lurking around every corner. The liturgy committee met once or twice a year....But he isn’t leaving to take a position in another parish that would appreciate his abilities. No, he’s just leaving and glad to be doing so. He says he wants his life back.
Sadly, this is not an uncommon story. I’ve heard it over and over and over.
(I must admit, I would return part of my salary, rejoicing, if our LitCom meetings were limited to a half an hour twice a year....;o))
Correction: the Organic Chemist has thrown nothing over and is, with remarkable gymnastic aptitude, straddling both worlds.