Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Alleluia Ch-Ch

~via Damien Thompson on Twitter
You have to wonder - what do you have to be on to write a song called Alleluia Ch-Ch.
Let's listen, shall we? Click on the play button.

At the OCP website, its recommended liturgical use is: Introductory Rites (Gathering--gag--or Processional)

Liturgy of the Word (Gospel Acclamation)

Sunday celebrations in absence of a priest
. Uh, huh, you mean one led by lay parish coordinators.

Let me know what you think. Is this the kind of music you're subjected to weekly?

6 comments:

DimBulb said...

Cartoonish. Juvenile. It kind of reminded me of a tune from a musical I performed in the third grade. We really impressed the Kindergarteners!

Incidentally, you can see future lay parish coordinators learning the tricks of the trade here (note the trademark liturgical vestments):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMetAz7qXjI

As I was searching for this joke I ran across this video from (I kid you not) the Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Portland, Oregon; home of the OPC (sigh).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgBP1Fi95Bs

Argent said...

My eyes! My ears! The next generation growing up in the hippy-touchy-feely milieu.

Franciscan Montessori Earth School

I protest the co-opting of St. Francis by the new agey nutters!

Brian Michael Page said...

Hey Arg...
Here's the poster child I created for it back on 10/27/07:

http://christusvincit.blogspot.com/2007/10/new-poster-child.html

Peace,
BMP

Argent said...

Bri, you owe me a monitor. I was drinking coffee that went projectile.

Adrienne said...

I heard this quite awhile ago and had to call my hubby in to listen to it. We were ROFL.

I doubt it would make it into my parish buuuut.....our 10:30 folk/rock group wouldn't hesitate for a second. These are the people that convinced everyone to sing "Sanctuary" every Sunday as they process up for Communion.

Argent said...

Sanctuary was sung at a previous parish for a whole year for Holy Communion. It was excruciating. Finally, I said something and the M.D. was surprised at my reaction. All I said was, "There are other hymns that we can sing for Holy Communion. We deprive ourselves by singing just one thing over and over."