08 July 2011

Dramatic Changes in Music Rubrics for New Missal

Over at the Chant Café, Jeffrey Tucker analyzes differences between the 2003 and 2011 GIRM and discovers that
[t]he new translation of the General Instruction removes the discretion from the music team to sing pretty much whatever it wants. The new text, which pertains to the new translation of the Missal that comes into effect on Advent this year, makes it clear beyond any doubt: the music of the Mass is the chanted propers of the Mass.
That means the parish I left behind may no longer subject its parishioners to horrid post-communion renditions of the utterly horrid Breathe.