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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

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FSSP Palm Sunday (2018) • “Pre-1955 Rubrics”
published 29 March 2018 by Corpus Christi Watershed

E HAVE BEEN SENT video excerpts from the (2.5 hour) Palm Sunday Mass of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in Los Angeles—with permission from Rome to use the Pre-1955 Rites:


The entire video can be viewed here.

The progress made by the FSSP in Los Angeles—in just three (3) short years—has been tremendous.