Sunday, April 23, 2006

No organ for Triduum

Does anyone know where I can read anything about the practice of shutting the organ off from the Holy Thursday Gloria until the Easter Vigil Gloria? The only place I've come across anything pertaining to it was some things over at I guess I'm looking for the origin of the practice and some documents mentioning it.


At Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:37:00 PM, Blogger Cantor said...

A remnant of the idea is found in the current rubrics, which stipulate that the church bells do not ring until the Gloria of the Easter Vigil.

A former seminarian in my church choir did confirm the tradition, that he had heard of it before.

Adoremus has also commented on it.

At Monday, April 24, 2006 2:28:00 AM, Anonymous S said...

I am not familiar with rubrics, but it probably related to the tradition of acapella-only music of Good Friday. I have seen Good Friday portion of Triduum done acapella in few parishes I have been in.


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