Thursday, December 05, 2013

Why Reform? Part two of Notre Dame Interview

Universality is extremely important because we don’t want music segmented by demographics if we can avoid it: there shouldn’t be one kind of music for the youth, one for the old people, and one for the boomers. Whatever kind of music that goes on at Mass, it should be obvious to everybody that it is holy and beautiful. And my hope is that once people start singing this kind of music [chant] they will understand that there is a structural and stylistic integrity to it. This will also lead them into a richer experience with the Latin, but that will only come in time. Once you break that language barrier, then this whole world opens up to you and you have put together the whole Catholic musical universe.
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