UPDATED WITH VIDEO EXAMPLES OF BAD MUSIC AT MASS SUNG WELL:
In a wide ranging interview, Archbishop Chaput said this about the Liturgy:
Practically, nothing attracts people to Sunday worship more than beautiful music, a beautiful environment, and a beautiful homily and if that’s done well, parishes flourish because people are attracted to goodness, truth, and beauty. As I look at my own life and the moments of religious experiences that I’ve had have been around these kinds of issues.
The problem as I see it is that a lot of stuff sung at Mass in terms of superfluous hymns or style/sounds of the various intrinsic parts of the Mass can be quite well done and beautiful but alien 👽 to what is truly Latin Rite sentiments or spirituality.
Who helps pastors, the primary liturgist of a parish, to distinguish between music beautifully provided but inappropriate for the Mass, sacred words set to changing fads of musical styles that tickle the ears 👂?
Examples of bad music for Mass performed very nicely: