Friday, September 25, 2015

Will Have a Talk by a Priest Who Favors Traditional Sacred Music Soon

For a local young adult group. Would he disagree with Merton's assessment? I believe we'll be sampling some attempts to meld traditional sacred music with English.

The Chant Café: Thomas Merton, on Gregorian Chant

No Bells on the Censer!

Dominican Liturgy: Incense and Thuribles in the Dominican Rite
4. When the thurifer (or priest or deacon) incenses, this is done without any swinging of the censer during the ductus. Thus there is no chain-clanking. The motion is straight up and down, entirely silent. Dominican incensing is always silent: it should not distract from the music or the liturgical actions it embellishes.