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8 years 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)

8 years ago @ - English Chant Propers ... · 0 replies · 0 points

This is so beautiful and moving.

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8 years ago @ - The Golden Record in I... · 0 replies · +1 points

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

8 years 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.

8 years 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.

8 years 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.

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

8 years 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.

9 years 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.

9 years ago @ - The Astonishing Pyrote... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mayhap thou meanest "The Astonishing Polytechnics of William Byrd"