Monday, January 14, 2013
The joys of Gregorian chant
"The chant of the Church is otherworldly. That's the point. Why did certain Jesuits think that they could replace chant with music that sounds like rejected broadway musical numbers? And why did parishes begin buying this liturgical "music"? Most Catholic parishes have terrible music. Yet there is an obvious, simple (and inexpensive) solution to the problem." So writes Catholic theologian Taylor Marshall in this piece in praise of Gregorian chant: Strange to the Ears - Thoughts on Gregorian Chant. Well worth a read.