Monday, January 09, 2012

Never Forget How Bad It Was

As of when I'm posting this, 14 deluded souls "like" these hideous relics of post-VII "liturgical" music.  But as Jeffrey Tucker says in Chant Cafe, we must not forget why we need Sacred Music in the liturgy.  (I'll deal with him later for unearthing these.)

So cover your ears and have another taste of "We Really Used To Sing This."  About time Ray Repp gets his just desserts as a Bad Liturgical Music Perpetrator:



When left up to us post-Baltimore Catechism Little Flower kids, we always chose "To Be Alive" as an opening song.  Opening for a bluegrass concert, maybe.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

What, Didn't The Sheet Music To "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" Arrive In Time?

Bad enough: The choir at Immaculate Conception's 11:15 Mass today sang "Mary, Did You Know" for Offertory.  Anita Moore explains better than I ever could why this song is completely inappropriate for Mass.  "You mean the Immaculate Conception wasn't that of Jesus?"

Worse: After the Agnus Dei and the "Lord, I am not worthy," the instrumentalists (not the choir) played "Winter Wonderland" (!) for the distribution of the Eucharist, hence this post's title.  I kept thinking of this, about a neighborhood near where I grew up.

Almost as bad: the lame music for the revised Mass parts, and the setting of the Gloria (with the old mistranslation) to "Angels We Have Heard On High."  The Gloria is not, not, not a verse and refrain piece!