Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sancrosanctum Concilium 116

How strongly did Vatican II (!) say Gregorian chant needed to be preserved at the Mass?  (More importantly, why did no one listen?)  Fr. John Zuhlsdorf weighs in here, and says:
The Council Fathers in Sacrosanctum Concilium go on to talk about the use of other kinds of music and they provide a welcome flexibility.  But none of those other provisions eliminates or supersede or mitigate what SC 116 says.  In other words, we shouldn’t justify the use of Gregorian chant.  The Church has done that for us.  We have to justify the use of something other than Gregorian chant.  (Emphasis mine)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Corpus Christi, June 10

Remember: Bring water and prepare for a long Mass!

Prelude: Healey Willan's "O Sacred Feast"

Introit: Cibavit eos

Lauda Sion

Agnus Dei: Kevin Allen's Missa Cunctipotens Genitor Deus

Communio: Hoc corpus

I can't find the Offertory, Portas caeli; or Peeters' Ave Verum Corpus.  Kathy may have sent those.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Music We Won't Be Singing Anytime Soon

While the rest of RPC was singing their hearts out at the Cathedral on "Ascension Thursday Sunday,"  I was enduring this at a well-meaning Big Bear Lake, CA parish:

Spirit and Song from (who else?) OCP.  It was like a Mass written and performed by R.E.M.  Nothing wrong with R.E.M., except at Mass.  I actually thought Haugen/Haas, Conry, and Joncas would be an improvement.

Our work is never done.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Feast of the Ascension (May 20)

Introit: Viri Galilaei

Offertory: Ascendit Deus

Post Communion Motet: O Esca Viatorum

(Can't find one for the Communio, Signa ("seen-ya") eos, not even just the antiphon.)

And then for Corpus Christi:  Willan's O Sacred Feast (Can't find Peeters' "Ave Verum.")

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sometimes, You Just Gotta Laugh


Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Wearing of the Chant

If for some reason Kathy ever wanted us to get rid of our robes (which I hope she never does, even in June), maybe these clothes on Cafepress could be a good substitute:

Gregorian Chant Merchandise and Apparel

(No, they're not paying me anything to post this.)