Friday, 1 February 2013

Globalisation in Church music - risks, disasters, and remedies

The effects of globalisation and corporatisation on Church music have apparently been even more dire that its effect on Vegemite (an Aussie in-joke). Fortunately, Australian Church musicians have strongly resisted the initial push to completely flatten our local and inherited Church music culture (for example, through Brett McEwen's Wirripang Music site for Australian composers at
Jeffrey Tucker's 2002 article, targeting a multinational corporate Church music publisher whose policies and business ethics do not accord with Christian doctrine or practice (see link below)
was recently discussed in depth by a shocked Richard Barrett on the Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy (Orthodox Christian) blog -

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