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SACRED MUSIC AT MASS

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Sacred Music At MASS
Christopher+Maria
Such a profound difference! Music that is suitable for Mass should, as you mention, be solemn and dignified, as befits the sacred mysteries, and not something merely conventional or secular, with a catchy tune. The Gregorian Chant you play seems to raise the mind to a meditative posture that aids in reflecting on the words. The music is unpretentious, serving almost like a back current that …More
Such a profound difference! Music that is suitable for Mass should, as you mention, be solemn and dignified, as befits the sacred mysteries, and not something merely conventional or secular, with a catchy tune. The Gregorian Chant you play seems to raise the mind to a meditative posture that aids in reflecting on the words. The music is unpretentious, serving almost like a back current that calms, rather than excites the listener, inviting a more mystical understanding of what is being chanted. Would that more musical directors had the insight (and good taste), to make this distinction, as you have.