Monday, January 11, 2010

Eight Myths About Church Music

Nicely written. You can read the argumentation in the original; I'll present the bare-naked myths.

Myth 1. When it comes to music, there's no debating taste
Myth 2. Music at Mass is just a nice addition; it's not like it's necessary or anything
Myth 3. Choirs are only there to support congregational singing
Myth 4. We are supposed to sing four hymns at Mass
Myth 5. Vatican II abolished Latin in the Mass
Myth 6. The church does not have her own hymnal
Myth 7. Chant is too hard for people today to sing.
Myth 8. Music is supposed to make me feel good at Mass

What's really disappointing is the number of PRIESTS who believe one or more (or all) of these.

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