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“When ‘Guitar Masses’ became a chew toy between traditionalists and progressives

There is a smart and well-written article at The American Spectator on liturgical music by Patrick O’Hannigan, whom I have mentioned before.
The piece is longish, so here are a few bits to whet your appetite.
Can Liturgical Music Be Saved?
By PATRICK … Continue reading

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If Francis wants a leaner, humble liturgy… then we need sacred music to match. We already have it!

Some extol the new “humble” liturgical style of Pope Francis in the wrong way.  They oppose his style to a grand or solemn style, as if the one excludes the other.
The humble does NOT cancel out the grand.  Nor vice … Continue reading

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“years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass”

From the fun Eye of the Tiber:
Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three … Continue reading

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Detroit: New orchestral Mass premiered at Assumption Grotto, composed by the parish priest!

I posted about the comments made by Msgr. Miserachs-Grau about the state of sacred music. Now I would like to share something about a friend of mine Fr. Eduard Perrone at the great Assumption Grotto parish in Detroit. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Missing Masses with the “corny music”

From a reader:
I am having difficulties reconciling my love of the EF Mass with the
fact that sometimes I miss the OF Mass and it’s corny music. You know, sometimes I miss being able to expressively belt out Table of Plenty or something … Continue reading

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“Generally the feedback has been very positive.”

On the site of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, there is an audio/podcast with Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, Executive Secretary of ICEL about the new, corrected translation.
Podcast: Mgr Andrew Wadsworth of ICEL talks about the new translation of the … Continue reading

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