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Music for Wedding Mass
03APR12 | Vanity

Posted on 05/03/2012 1:47:09 AM PDT by dsc

Sorry for the vanity, but I would very much like some advice.

My daughter, her fiance, and I went down and talked to the cathedral's music director about the music for her wedding.

We chose what we all think are some very nice pieces, and I made sure to confirm that no...less preferred music...would be snuck in.

We received an e-mail from him today listing the music we had chosen, but calling for the Mystery of Faith -- “We Proclaim” -- and the Amen to come from the Heritage Mass, which is, the best I was able to confirm, put out by OCP and written some time after the 1980s.

I don't find this to be satisfactory. Can anyone tell me of some more traditional alternatives?


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To: Salvation; Tax-chick; dsc
The "Heritage Mass" was the very first setting perpetrated by OCP. I understand it was written on the back of a paper bag. Or something.

It was revised to fit the new translation.

Of course, what this means in PRACTICE is that the congregation that is used to the old music will just automatically tank right over the new music and the new words.

Unfortunately for OCP (and fortunately for the music world at large), that sort of quick-and-dirty revision never really works.

21 posted on 05/04/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: dsc
fisheaters.com is a Catholic blog.

If you go to the site index, they have a liturgy-and-music forum. Not a lot of music discussion on it though (I looked).

22 posted on 05/04/2012 10:42:09 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: dsc
Ol' Ralph doesn't quite make it under your cutoff date, but he's close. He was born in the 1870s, and this piece was composed some time after 1900 but before 1910.

He was a retrospective sort of composer, though - one of the things he's known for is collecting and setting old English folk songs.

And, just because we just sang this thing for the investiture Mass of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre last week (and blew their doors off, musically speaking), here is the final movement of the "Five Mystical Songs":

Let all the world in every corner sing.

23 posted on 05/04/2012 10:50:20 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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