Sadly, Marty Haugen and the gang at GIA have been busy “updating” their drivel with the new words, so in practice, the actual music isn’t going to change much.
It will still be the pop ballads and jingles, alas. There will probably be some good new stuff written, but the problem will be getting it past the “liturgical press” mafia and into the hymnals. Marty Haugen (a Lutheran, btw), the remaining St Louis Jesuits, and a couple of others have it all sewed up.
There was some suggestion that the copyright on the texts (held by the USCCB’s publishing house) be relaxed so that other composers could use them, but I’m not sure what the final decision was on that.
I hope they lower the key in most songs to something less than high C over C.
Not everyone is a soprano.
Sadly, Marty Haugen and the gang at GIA have been busy updating their drivel with the new words, so in practice, the actual music isnt going to change much.
Thanks, livius, for answering the question that came to my mind.
I would so love to have chant. St.Gregory, pray for us.
I was afraid of that.
Don’t know who Marty Haugen is but I detest his insipid music. Plenty of good stuff out there, such as nearly everything prior to Vatican Two.