“Repetition” in the Age of Streaming Masses…
Father Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923) called this “perhaps the greatest of all hymns.”
My own growth as a musician for the Liturgy has culminated in my pastor allowing me to sing the Propers in English: the realization of a decade-long dream.
During Advent, choirmasters must plan Christmas. During Lent, choirmasters must plan Easter. And so on.
“The tunes and ditties of the radio will be meaningless in the magnitude of one’s final moments; only the psalms can bear the weight of the moment.” —Barry Rose