From a seminarian reader:
Can the faithful chant the Pater Noster with the priest in the extraordinary form?
This will provoke strong reactions from the camp which holds that no one in the congregation should say or sing anything.
But… yes… I think the congregation can sing the Our Father and some other prayers during a sung Mass.
BUT… it depends very much on the sensibility of the community.
We have dealt with this many times on WDTPRS already. Perhaps some readers can dig up old links out of the ASK FATHER category.
Long before the Council it was clarified by the Holy See that the people could in fact do more than remain silent and participate through the singing of the choir/schola and the responses of the servers/sacred ministers.
At the time of this writing I am at Mater Ecclesiae in New Jersey, where the whole congregation sings many of the prayers, the whole Ordinary, though they do NOT sing the Our Father.
I have been to many places where the TLM is celebrated, and the congregation remains silent.
I don’t think that the congregation should either be dragooned into singing, nor repressed into silence. This is something congregations have to work out with their priests.
There are good arguments on both sides of the issue, as we have seen before on WDTPRS.
But, the bottom line is yes, even before the Council the Holy See said that the congregation could sing the Our Father with the priest during a sung Mass.