muzyka religijna; historia muzyki; pieśni kościelne; Górny Śląsk; "Śpiewnik kościelny archidiecezji katowickiej"
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
K. Turek, B. Mika (red.), "Polska muzyka religijna - między epokami i kulturami" (S. 47-58). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The act of singing sacred songs in native language at the Liturgy constituted the form of activating
the congregation the moment it was introduced. The official stance the Church took on
this practicum was varied. Finally, the liturgical reform of the Vatican Council II accepted it as
one of the potential ways of the sacred music. Śpiewnik kościelny archidiecezji katowickiej (A Sacred
Songbook of the Archidiocese in Katowice), published at the beginning of the new century,
shows a real treasure of sacred songs, both old and new ones. The article is a reference to this
treasure, trying to introduce the profiles of the three outstanding authors of sacred songs who created
their works in Silesia in the 20th century., i.e. Roman Dwornik, Józef Jakac and the Rev.
Infułat Romuald Rak. Their works covered many fields, however, they are mostly renowned for
their contribution to popularization of sacred songs, taking up an important work — the editorial
board of Choral śląski (The Silesian Choral).