From a couple of years ago:
We did video our absolutely glorious Faure's Requiem in the Ordinary Form for Sunday, All Souls Day at our normal ad orientem Sunday Mass.
In a couple of weeks I will post the video. I want to thank Nelda Chapman our music director and our assistant organist Harold McManus and our combined choirs and men's schola. It was marvelous.
Let me offer some heartfelt reflections. Of course we can't do a concert Mass each Sunday, but this ad orientem Latin Mass in the Ordinary Form with Extraordinary Form sensibilities is what I would call authentic liturgical renewal. If only the Ordinary Form Mass could be like this each Sunday and in every Catholic parish throughout the world and beginning in 1969! I doubt that we would be in the liturgical crisis we are experiencing if this type of authentic post-Vatican II liturgical renewal had taken place instead of what did.
The Mass was entirely in Latin except for the Collect, Prayer over the Offerings and Post Communion Prayer. We chanted the Latin greetings though. The readings were from the modern lectionary except we chanted the Requiem Gradual, the Dies Irae after the Epistle and the Tract as the Gospel Acclamation. Apart from the chants in Latin, the Scriptures were in English with Latin conclusions.
The Preface dialogue was in Latin but the preface, the first one in the OF Mass of the Dead was chanted in English.
The Roman Canon was prayed aloud, although praying it in Latin only at the EF Mass caused me to want to use the "mystical sign" language with hands for various blessings and the double genuflections.It seem so natural to do so, but I didn't. I followed the rubrics of the OF Mass!
Now for the response from some of the parishioners and visitors present for this Mass. We had a number of our regular visitors and parishioners present who normally attend our First Sunday of the month EF High Mass. They were blown away that an OF Mass could be celebrated the way we did. They experienced the same mystery and reverence with awe that they normally experience at the EF.
I had one mother with a seven year old daughter tell me that her daughter was enthralled and fascinated with the entire Mass in a way she had not experience her daughter's attention to the Mass before. I know I was always fascinated with the ancient Latin Mass when I was a child too!
Others were crying during the Mass, grieving for loved ones they were commending to God's love and purifying fire of Divine Mercy. One was clutching pictures of loved ones throughout the Mass!
I had a couple from Columbus, Georgia 100 miles away say they were blown away by the congregational participation of the Latin when we did Gregorian Chant, especially with Credo III, the Latin parts we chanted such as the Pater Noster apart from Faure's Requiem itself.
While this parish and most parishes couldn't provide a concert Mass each Sunday, most of us can do Gregorian Chant and celebrate the OF Mass with EF sensibilities.
My clairvoyance tells me that true liturgical renewal of the future will be what we celebrated today!