Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Teens and Chants in the Mass by W. Patrick Cunningham

This month's Adoremus Bulletin featured an interesting little account, Teens and Chants in the Mass by W. Patrick Cunningham.

An excerpt:

"Before we tried to introduce chant into the school Mass, a religion teacher told me “the boys hate chant”.

“How do they hate something they have never heard?” I responded. In the end, most of the students believed that they had received something good from the use of chant at Mass. By incorporating young students who had never participated in sung worship before, and by using authentic Gregorian melodies and the Latin language, we introduced half a thousand adults and young men to the heritage of beauty shared by the universal Church, Latin rite."

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