På denne posten fortelles det om det kurs i USA der prester lærer å synge messen. Det gjør man som oftest i Norge, og der synges messens fast ledd også ganske ofte på latin eller på andre noenlunde akseptable melodier – selv om vi bør komme lenger mht å synge introitus, graduale etc.
Slik er det ofte ikke i andre land, slik følgende bekrivelse vitner om:
Their parishes have no established music programs of any quality. There is a piano player who tends to lead what music program they do have, and he or she is wedded to contemporary Christian music. Those who sing can’t read music. There is an organ but it is either unused or played poorly. There is no music library beyond the standard GIA/OCP material. There is no children’s choir apart from the annual Christmas screamfest.
There are two or three people who can sing, no one has sung a note of chant. Most people are interested in chant but have no idea where to begin. Meanwhile, there is a hardcore that is fanatically attached to music of the 1970s and fears even the slightest hint of solemnity, warning darkly that the new priest is going to take the parish into a new Dark Age.
There are no liturgical materials available in the parish. The vessels are glass or pottery, everything else having been tossed out. So there is no monstrance, no patens, and the tabernacle is buried somewhere where it can’t be seen. The available vestments are unworthy.
Then there is the belief infrastructure of the parish. People are out of the habit of confession, daily Mass, and spiritual reading. For the most part, people cannot defend the faith and are largely clueless about what the liturgy is intended beyond the need to gather Christians together for fellowship.
Man kan på slike steder starte en helbredelse ved at prestene begynner å synge messe. Les mer om dette på lenken over.