Tuesday, March 30, 2010


There's one thing that I think I've missed for the past three or so years, that might seem pretty trivial, but I do miss it. I miss the sung passion. I miss Victoria's wonderful tones. I miss the soaring choir responses. I'll probably never take part in a service with them again, even though GIA does offer it using the modern Roman lectionary.But most Catholic parishes don't find it worth it to go through the trouble of preparing a choir and two or three cantors to sing it, and most priests can't sing anyway. They fear the people will revolt in having the passion 'stolen' from them , or that the people will get bored. Honestly, after hearing the first six or so verses of the passion, I've learned the tone by heart, and I'm sure that with a pointed text, the congregation could learn it quickly. And even if the didn't, I don't think that's so bad.
But I'm probably alone on this.
Until a future miracle, I'll just continue to listen to my recordings of the passion and pray for a better day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

there will be the sung Passion on Good Friday... it won't be Victoria. But we will do it. This will be the second time we've done. The first time was in 2006, when Fr. Michael was here.