Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Another hope shared by many

A priest opines in the Catholic Herald (UK) that there ought to be a greater prevalence of sung Masses (to which the Roman Rite naturally lends itself).  Bear in mind that this is not an article as such and that some of the statements he makes are based more on his intuition than solid research.  I think it is an honest, frank and realistic portrayal of the current state of affairs.

I should also like to take this opportuinity to refer readers once again to a televised example of a Mass which comes very close to the ideal sung Vatican II Mass.  The video was made in June of an Episcopal ordination at St Patrick's RC Cathedral in Melbourne.  Furthermore, it uses many of the new sung dialogues from the Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition (as well as Gloria XV and Sanctus XVIII in English, and the new translation of the Nicene Creed which was said).  Those predisposed to Mozart's music will also approve of the setting of the Kyrie and Agnus Dei - from his Spatzenmesse, K220.  On the eve of the implementation of various sung parts of the new translation of the Order of Mass in England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Canada this may make timely viewing.