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Gregorian chant favoured over modern music


Baroque melodies and Gregorian chants may soon be the songs of choice in Church as Pope Benedict considers returning to traditional sacred music.

In line with the reintroduction of Latin Tridentine Mass, a dramatic overhaul of the Vatican may to force a return to the music of yesteryear

The Age reported the Pope, in an address to bishops and priest as St Peter's Basilica, wanted to recommence using the Gregorian chant and baroque music as he believes there needs to be "continuity with tradition in prayers and music."

Since the announcement, the Gregorian chant has been reinstituted as the primary form of singing by the new choir director of St Peter's, Father Pierre Paul.

SOURCE
Pope considers sacred music review (The Age, 21/11/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Gregorian Chant (Wikipedia)

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21 Nov 2007