We have spoken many times about the common tunes contained in the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal. I have suggested that these “shared melodies” are crucial for any director attempting to build a serious choral program in today’s environment. However, I’ve also said hymn pairings must be done with great sensitivity. Take a look at this Easter pairing from a Catholic hymnal (which shall remain nameless). Do you agree that such a pairing—viz. an Easter text with a Christmas tune—is unsatisfactory?
“Repugnant Pairing” (In My View)
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