St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, is in the forefront of the movement for the revival of liturgical music. Its list for the Holy Week services include, on Good Friday, the Passion Music of Vittoria, Plainsong Tracts and Vexilla Regis of Terry; on Holy. Saturday Di Lasso's Mass and Magnificat; on Easter Sunday, the traditional 13th century 0 Filii et Filiae, and a Palestrina mass, and in the evening, a Worcester Plainsong motet, Christus Vincit. At Tenebrae such composers as De Vico and Ingegneri are also represented.
The choirmaster writes that his choir are all working men and boys of their neighbourhood who do not receive any salary for their services.
" I have heard (and met)," he says, " choirmasters who think that most Polyphonic music is beyond the powers of ordinary folk . . . but my own experience is that fine liturgical music maintains the enthusiasm of the singers every bit as well as the more sensational style formerly in vogue, providing a reasonable amount of variety is possible."