"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
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.