Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GIA Then and Now

From GIA's 1952 book, The Story of the Redemption for Children.

Gregorian Chant is the musical language of Holy Mother Church.

Can you tell the difference now between the music of plain chant and that of every day songs? The chant is heavenly, raising your mind to God. Worldly songs are just pretty sounds to enjoy.

About 600 years ago Holy Mother Church heard many worldly tunes come in and push out her beautiful chant. Then about fifty years ago the saintly Pius X made certain rules that would keep sacred music as it should be.

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