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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986
Roman Missal Antiphons Vs. Roman Gradual Propers
published 13 January 2012 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Corpus Christi Watershed has expanded on Jeff Ostrowski’s recent publication on the New Liturgical Movement. You can read the full article by clicking here.

This article explains in detail the answer to the following (frequently asked) question: “Why aren’t the Propers from the Roman Gradual identical to the Mass Propers printed in the Roman Missal?” Included are many useful documents, including four (4) translations of an important quote by Pope Paul VI, seven (7) different versions of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, an article by Christoph Tietze, and much more. The author extends his gratitude to Mr. Steven van Roode for his insights.

Read the entire article by clicking here.