Wednesday, October 3, 2012

No More Tropes for the Lamb of God

Hello all.

Just received the BCDW Newsletter. Page one, lead article:

USCCB Administrative Committee Approves Change to Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship

In response to a request from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the USCCB Administrative Committee adopted a change on September 12, 2012 to the U.S. Bishops’ 2007 guidelines on liturgical music, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship. Number 188 of the document has been altered to remove any further permission for the use of Christological tropes or other adaptations to the text of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).

Not unexpected. Note the words "further permission."   Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

6 comments:

Christian Cosas said...

It's a LITANY. But okay. Sigh.

Doug Borowski said...

Is this Silence of the Lambs III?

Todd said...

Meh. As long as the music ministry announces and begins the Communion Song in a timely way, the people get to sing a few verses while "stuff" is being handled. The assembly gets the better deal on this point from RS.

Ben Yanke said...

Praise the Lord!

Chris said...

I only hope that it does not apply to the medieval tropes that http://www.gregor-und-taube.de/ published for chant scholars.

They were used for centuries and a few people I know would actually consider using them again today. They are remarkably beautiful and of course in latin (though I adapted some to english) and much closer to the church fathers writings than any of the contemporary garbage.

FJH 3rd said...

There's a bit more in depth story here:

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/vatican-stop-messing-with-the-lamb-of-god