Monday, May 14, 2007

Church Music

Irreconcilable. That's the only way to describe it - yesterdays Mass.

How can a service that starts out with what is possibly the most insipid song to ever be performed in or out of Church also include a breathtaking Ave Maria ( I cried ) and a chanted Salve Regina??? How so the decisions get made that leave you with that conundrum???

I could see if all of the music was glorious, or all of the music was lame. That would be understandable - the music director would be either a genius or a tasteless idiot. But how do you get half-and-half?

I am not trying to be a cranky old blogger, the mass was beautiful, plain and simple. I just don't get it. I would appreciate any input....

2 comments:

Carolina Cannonball said...

Bizarre thing happened to me too. We had Ave Maria... brethtaking... followed some song with lyrics about mountains, coming together, and hugging on said mountian and some other shite like that.

Tom S. said...

Yeah, CC. It makes me wonder. Often, when I see something inexplicably stupid, I will say to whomever is within earshot "SOMEBODY actually thought about this and said to themselves 'that's a good idea'".

How the hell do you reconcile "Morning Has Broken" with
"Ave Maria" ???

Maybe it's like those Pink Floyd lyrics:
IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR MEAT YOU CAN'T HAVE ANY PUDDING! HOW CAN YOU HAVE ANY PUDDING IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR MEAT?!?!