LAU Chih-Ming, a musicologist, composer, and music educator was born in 1938 in Guangzhou, China. Lau received training and education from the Catholic church. In his adolescent years, he devoted his life’s work to his Catholic faith. He received a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. Shortly after, he moved to Taiwan and in 1967 held a position within the Catholic diocese of Taipei. In the 1970s, Lau went back to Rome where he earned two master’s degrees in music and in Gregorian chants while also receiving the degree of Maestro from the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. Lau is well accomplished in both canon law and sacred music. Furthermore, as an author with many works to his credit, he is especially known for his research on Christian music, history of Western music, and music theory. Some of his notable works include A Short History of Gregorian Chant, History and Artistic Style of Western Music, and Counterpoint. His musical works follow the style of Catholic ceremonial music and mainly focus on sacramental music and hymns. Lau’s compositions are widely sung by believers not only in the Catholic dioceses of Taipei and Hong Kong, but also throughout the Chinese-speaking world. In 1994, he received the title of monsignor from the Catholic church, making him one of the most distinguished figures of religious music in the Taiwanese Catholic community.