December 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm #4082
Do you prefer your hymns Latin, or vernacular? Or are you one of those types who listen to all that newfangled music on K-LOVE or The Fish?
If you want to talk about music that is or should be played in church, this is the place to do it. And if you have a favorite song that gets stuck in your head, this is the place to share!December 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm #4090
In church, the songs ought to be Latin propers and ordinaries. But finding this is hard to do. I don’t mind a vernacular processional and recessional as long as the other bits are ‘right’. That being said, I have nothing against Christian music in principle, but I find songs often over-emotional, theologically questionable, or illustrating a severe lack of vocabulary. (Look up Messy Monday’s How to Write a Worship song in Five minutes).
There are a couple traditional Catholic hymns that I love (Immaculate Mary, Holy God We Praise Thy Name, etc). But the one chant that particularly gets stuck in my head is Rorate Caeli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPbCBwIskTMDecember 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm #4091
I’ve never experienced those stations before – being in Canada and all.December 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm #4146
What stations do you have, truthfinder?December 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm #4149
It’s pretty rare to have a Christian station. They’re mostly mixes of pop hits, some are more dedicated to classic rock others more modern songs. The CBC has several stations which varies all sorts classical to plays, some ‘foreign’ music etc. My home town has absolutely no Christian music stations.December 8, 2014 at 12:48 am #4162
That is a shame. :-/
Where I live, K-Love is the primary Christian channel. They play things like Hillsong’s Oceans, Matthew West’s Hello, My Name Is, or Amy Grant’s Better than a Hallelujah. You know the type; vague songs that claim no denomination, done in a modern style.
What are some of your favorite songs?December 8, 2014 at 9:16 am #4193
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As far as secular music, I prefer anything listed as “classical,” but I’ll listen to everything except rap and metal (which lack all beauty). For sacred music, what I like doesn’t matter as much as what the Church asks for, namely that Gregorian chant has pride of place in the liturgy; that outside of the human voice, the organ is the principal instrument for worship; and that hymns and polyphony be beautiful, theologically orthodox, and singable. In other words, I hope that OCP and GIA go bankrupt and out of business.December 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm #4222
I share the same sentiments as the Thurifer, but in addition, I’d add that the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops) should scrap the CBW III and go back to I or II (let there be a large bonfire in the land!) That is if they won’t stop meddling at all.December 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm #4267
Outside of the Holy Mass, I enjoy listening to the contemporary christian stations and I can really appreciate the music and the attempt to reach a more diverse population with music.
Inside mass, however, I am not a stickler for whether the music must be in Latin, but it has to be appropriate and reverent. Basically, if it has hand clapping, call and response, hand motions or any sort of dance, I’m not a huge fan because I think it takes away from the sacred atmosphere. As for the prayers sung at mass, I prefer them in Latin.December 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm #5817
Just gonna post this here…
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