I can never go back!
Monsignor Francis P Schmitt
Should music at the Ordinary Form be identical to music at the Extraordinary Form?
“Hymns for the Use of the Catholic Church in America” was published in Baltimore more than 200 years ago.
You’re probably thinking: “Jeff, if you think Father Rossini’s narrow-mindedness was bad, get ready for a rude awakening when you see what we’re up against in 2023.”
“Gentlemen: Nobody is going to follow the archaic and quack ideas on Chant you are trying to propagate.” Mr. John Sandar
As late as 1924, Dom Mocquereau mentioned Dom Desrocquettes “whose beautiful and discreet accompaniments I hear every day at Solesmes.”
As Americans, we’re “bred from birth” to think of ourselves as little gods who already know everything and require no correction.
In addition to this rare book by Max Springer (870 pages), I release the draft copy of a new Gregorian project (157 pages).
“These manuscripts had to be sought out in the public or capitular libraries, whose conservators were often hardly supportive of—if not outright hostile to—the reproduction of their treasures.”
In my humble opinion, that ‘explanation’ is sheer, unadulterated gobbledygook.
Dom Gajard said to Jean Langlais: “Hear the blackbird! It doesn’t know what an ‘ictus’ is, yet it sings better than we.”
Louis Bouyer—the priest chosen to compose “Eucharistic Prayer II”—condemned the liturgical reforms when he saw the results.
CMAA was formed the same year “Inter Oecumenici” was issued by the Vatican.
An in depth article about Monsignor Francis P. Schmitt by Andy Baumert.
“We know of Vatican accompaniments, not so expert as these, that have been junked because they were Vatican. Apparently no one has junked these and no one is likely to.” — Msgr. Schmitt