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?


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):

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).

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:



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."