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290 weeks ago @ - Lessons from the Churc... · 1 reply · +6 points

My upbringing in the CoC has some truly memorable moments. My family of 5 siblings all sang a capella, and the preacher's kids - there were 6, all had strong well-harmonized voices. It was them other fellas in the church that couldn't sing!
One aspect I'd hope to encounter in becoming Catholic, was beautiful a capella singing. It isn't always there, and at least on the first Sunday of the month we have to share with the slide guitar. (Unthinkable in my youth)

294 weeks ago @ - English Chant Propers ... · 0 replies · 0 points

This is so beautiful and moving.

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294 weeks ago @ - The Golden Record in I... · 0 replies · +1 points

In all the categories there is one important thing missing: The Creator.

307 weeks ago @ - Hymn for Lady Day · 0 replies · +3 points

As a former Protestant taught to ignore the Blessed Mother of our Lord, this was, for me, a cool drink of Living Water. Hyfrydol has always been one of my favorite hymns, especially sung as Come, thou long expected Jesus. What a perfect pairing.

318 weeks ago @ - Vatican seeks composit... · 1 reply · +2 points

I'm sure, based upon some of the wretched Glories to God I've heard, that it will sound just like a commercial jingle.

320 weeks ago @ - New presentation of \"... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have seen recordings of this piece on Amazon, and I'm certain you can download it from iTunes, too.

330 weeks ago @ - Schola Sancta Caecilia... · 0 replies · +1 points "Stella Splendens"

334 weeks ago @ - Why people have stoppe... · 0 replies · +1 points

My first Mass had a slide guitar, tambourine and some other forgettable noise makers. What struck me was that all the songs sounded like commercial jingles. Most Catholic - no....sorry, let me emend that: All of the music sung in Mass at our church is hideous. Except, strangely for the old Protestant hymns that even the Protestants don't seem to be singing any more.

341 weeks ago @ - Hipper Worship Bands: ... · 0 replies · +4 points

All the music in our parish sounds like commercial jingles. I have launched a one woman protest by not singing them and praying instead. Is this wrong? Am I being fractious? I don't complain. I just grew up singing beautiful hymns in harmony, and I so love polyphonic ancient music. It truly is otherworldly.

343 weeks ago @ - The Astonishing Pyrote... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mayhap thou meanest "The Astonishing Polytechnics of William Byrd"