WISE, Joseph Edward, Jr. b. Louisville, Kentucky, 19 August 1939. Wise attended St. Mary's Seminary/University in Baltimore, Maryland (BA 1961, STB 1963); Spalding College in Louisville (M Ed. 1965); and the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (MA, 1969). Wise was one of the most performed and influential composers of liturgical music in what became known as the ‘folk Mass movement’ after the Second Vatican Council. Other representative composers from this era include Ray Repp, Jack Miffleton (1942- ), Paul Quinlan (1938- ) and Sebastian Temple*.
Writing at the outset of the folk Mass movement in 1966, Wise composed not only songs to be sung at worship, but liturgical settings...
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