Friday, March 8, 2019

DURING LENT, I HAVE ASKED OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR TO IMPLEMENT MY TWO MOST FAVORITE IN THE WORLD CHANTS FOR MASS, THESE VERSIONS OF THE KYRIE AND PATER NOSTER! IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT EVERRRRRRRR!!!!!!

First the Kyrie:



And second, the Pater Noster:

(By the way this particular chant was played on Top 40 radio stations throughout the world in the 1970's!)

7 comments:

TJM said...

You've got to be kidding. If those simpleton tunes were played at Mass, I would walk out. Epic fail. If you think they are so great, use them at the EF you celebrate.

rcg said...

My examination of conscience just took a new turn.

Anonymous said...

Bee here:

Yikes Fr. McD!! That is jarring music! Especially the intro of the Kryie...not really inspiring and lifting the mind toward God.

It's nice for afternoon music at home, the kind you play when doing housework, but I'm not too sure I'd want to hear it at Mass.

God bless.
Bee

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Of course my post in tongue-in-cheek. It was brought on because of a conversation I had about pop music that used Catholic or Christian lyrics. I asked him if he had heard the song I post that has the Kyrie in it. He wasn't born when that came out! But he found it on the internet.

Then I told him in the mid 1970's Sr. Janet Mead from Australia had a top 40 hit on her hands which is the Our Father I posted.

So in a way when religious themes enter popular music without denigrating the music or the religious themes, this is a good thing, no?

Anonymous said...

Thank God. I was going to refer you to the pastoral letter of the good archbishop of Portland.

TJM said...

Father McDonald,

You rascal, you. After I posted my comment I wondered if you weren't being sarcastic.

Victor said...

Music is not amoral despite what is preached today. Plato and Aristole knew that as did the Medievals. Most people intuit that too, but the $$$ music industry does its best to make sure it does not catch on as there is a lot of money to be made from sensual and demonic music for public consumption.