Monday, July 09, 2007

Ordinary Form, Extraordinary Setting

While I appreciate the clarification that there is only one Roman Rite, and the designation of the older form as "extraordinary" is perfect, given that usage in English, we can somewhat regret that use of the term "ordinary" for the new form, if we understand it in its usual English usage (this term has done no favors for the liturgical year). I was think about this as I prepare this MP3 of the Vitoria Agnus Dei from O Quam Gloriosum (recorded at the CMAA Colloquium): this is used in the new form but it is nothing short of extraordinary.

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