I put together a medley from excerpts of music from Pope Benedict’s Mass in Berlin.
I am not making this up. Mind you: I wasn’t all drek. A lot of it was.
You can watch whole Mass on demand through a video player from Vatican Radio: HERE. Go to Sept 22.
A selection before Mass and the offertory and night club stuff for Communion time. I included for contrast the Ite, just to show how people can sing Latin responses and there is a “Großer Gott wir loben dich” as well. What was not included in the on demand video was the supremely horrendous music after the final hymn to help people whistle a tune on the way home. As I watched and heard the post-Mass horror (not included in my recording below), it occurred to me that there was no way that anyone, listening to that music, could have had their mind on the mystery of the Eucharist celebrated for them by the Vicar of Christ. But I had that same sense during the pre-Mass and offertory as well. You decide for yourselves.
It is about 22 minutes long. Feel free to skip forward.