I just listened to the last OSV Innovation Talk about Liturgical Music and I’m in love with his vision. It’s different than what anyone else is talking about and also my dream for Liturgical Music. It reminds me of a quote from Thérèse of Lisiuex.
“My God, I choose all! I don’t want to be a saint by halves; I choose all that You will!”
She’s talking about the spiritual life. She wants to be a Saint 100%.
For me, regarding Liturgical Music, “I choose all.” Like Justin Dery’s talk, I want contemporary, late 20th century (what most of us have in the missals when they’re in the pews), Gregorian Chant, Latin, English, Polyphony, etc.
I want a place in the Church where we just have great music, no matter the style. I want a place in the Church where we can embrace all aspects of Church tradition. I don’t want to have to choose the contemporary parish or the traditional parish – I want to attend Mass where the music is beautiful, well-done, and glorifies the Lord.
Take 19 minutes today to listen to Justin share his experience about Undignified Liturgical Music.
And if you’ve got that song stuck in your head, listen to the whole thing here. If you’re up on your feet doing a little square slash jump in the air dance, keep on keepin’ on – no one’s watching!
Sorry I got that stuck in your head.
If you need the opposite stuck, try this one.
See, there’s room for both in this blog post … and in the Church!!