Mass was...interesting. The music was ok, but actually a little disappointing.
What they did sing was beautiful, although the choir was sometimes overpowered by the organ.
I just expected them to sing...more. It was the 11:00 Mass. It was the Cathedral...you know the Bishop's home parish.
So I expected that all the first degree stuff would be sung...it wasn't.
As I said, a little disappointing.
I thought the whole point of being the Bishop was leading by example.
So...it then follows that his home parish should do that too...right?
I could have gone to the same Mass in any Suburban parish and it would have been pretty much the same.
Ah well...it did give me a greater appreciation for what I have at home.
There is a new Gloria, of course, but the choir chose a setting with a repeating refrain, which is clearly not permitted (GIRM §53). At the diocesan level, a rather bland and notably music-less presentation was created and is available at the diocesan website for parishes to show as a Power Point presentation, or simply download a booklet. But the presentation merely introduces the changes in the people’s parts, and “singing the Mass” isn’t even mentioned.