Saturday, December 26, 2009
Organs and church music and church people and stuff.
Seriously, I like organs in church, and I like some hymns and carols, but I generally prefer silence. I actually like to sing - but I don't always do so. I like to pray quietly. I don't like rousing renditions of Halle - Halle - Halleluia and clapping, neither am I a big fan of Handel's Messiah and the Alleluia chorus. (I know!) Yes - I like classical music and chant. I also like some hip-hop too, but I prefer to pray in silence. I prefer Masses without choirs and fanfares - Imagine if there was no Sistine choir. I suppose I should mention that I happen to love medieval music as well as the music exampled in Nine Lessons and Carols as sung by Kings College Choir at Cambridge...
I like Gospel music too. Just not at church.