Marie Pierik devoted her scholarly life to the explanation, defense, and promotion of Gregorian chant in line with the method and practice of the Solesmes tradition. In this learned and erudite work, she provides a complete overview of its history, theological meaning, and practice in the framework of Catholic liturgy. At once deeply informative and startlingly poetic, this book is a an expression of intellectual accomplishment and deep faith. There is so much that our current generation can learn from her research and enthusiasm. This work was first published in 1939.
Church Music Association of America, 2007. Paperback, 200 pp.