Monday, March 17, 2008

Why in the world???? the Pope going to be subjected to the execrable Haugen Mass of Creation? There is nothing holy about that piece of music...a friend of mine pointed out that there is something pagan going on not only in the rhythms, but also the structure of the music itself. At the very least, it is a wretched example of street music posing as liturgical music. That it is pervasive and ingrained in American Catholic scene is incomprehensible to me.

And you know what is disturbing about having that Haugen piece of nonsense (oh, by the way, Haugen isn't even Catholic...never was)? Having it at the Papal Mass gives it legitimacy. The thought will be, "Oh, it must be okay because it was sung at a Papal Mass." How do I know? Because I've served on parish music committees before and the influence of GIA and OCP is deeply rooted it is difficult to even begin to talk about "traditional" music...because for a lot of people, traditional is Haugen/Haas/St. Louis Jesuits.

What a train wreck!

Just in case you're interested in the music "line-up", check this out.

Here's Jeffrey Tucker in TNLM with a more extensive critique of the choice of Haugen. Gah!

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Hailing from across the pond, The Holy Father can be forgiven for not knowing of The Society for a Moratorium on the Music of Marty Haugen and David Haas, but perhaps he can be introduced. =)