Friday, November 16, 2012
Springtime of Liturgical Renewal: 50 Years Later?
Check out these words spoken in 1966 at the Fifth International Church Music Congress:
"We are told that the Latin chants will remain in use for celebrations of an international level. But, let us be serious for a moment! If it was possible for us to sing all together without any difficulty, at the opening of the Congress, with one voice singing the same Veni Creator and the Pange Lingua, it is because each one of us knew these pieces already in his own country using the same language and the same music. To pretend that our successors deprived of the same preparation will be able spontaneously to do the same one day, when they will find themselves next to their brothers from other lands, could be justified at best by a strong act of faith in the revival of the miracle of Pentecost, but we do not see any other argument in favor of such a consolation."
-Jacques Chailley of the University of Paris
at 10:21 AM
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That's funny, because the the Kyrie is NOT sung in Latin! The Kyrie is Greek.ReplyDelete
@jac, that's the point of the joke.ReplyDelete
What is sad is that our parish rarely if ever sings anything in Latin and they never do the Kyrie in Greek.ReplyDelete
Our parish rarely if ever sings in Latin and never sings the Kyrie in Greek which males me sad.ReplyDelete
We dumbed down the liturgy and it blew up in our face.ReplyDelete
Proof some saw it coming. A layman! In the confluence of 1960s "modernity" vast forces inimical to tradition were already in motion while the bishops were proffering liturgical revolution.ReplyDelete