Wednesday, November 14, 2007

“Sing to the Lord” passes

88% in favor.

Some revisions were added, and a large part of it was shelved.

This is not in print anywhere (but here!?!?? - woohoo!), but I saw it live on EWTN.

I have not seen the document, but from what I have heard from those who have, it sounds basically like a rebadged MCW (which itself was a rebadged version of 1967’s “The Place of Music in Eucharistic Celebrations”). It does, however, apparently make reference to Musicam sacram, which will help those of us who defend the latter document against charges that it no longer is relevant in the Ordinary Form. It also does discuss Latin, though apparently in a spirit that doesn’t quite accord with the Roman documents.

My hope is that it encourages the singing of priests. The more I think about it, the more I think that could help the liturgy (re?)gain a sense of solemnity that is not often found in everyday parish liturgies. Have you ever noticed how awkward it is to extemporize a prayer when singing, even recto tono?


At Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:18:00 PM, Blogger Cantor said...

Well, ok, Fr. Z has one-upped me (surprise!), posting not only the percentage but the actual vote count. :)

At Friday, November 16, 2007 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Dad29 said...


Let's see the DOCUMENT!!

Since they avoided Roman scrutiny, it is undoubtedly loaded with weasel-wording...


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