[youtube=nCXLfz0huD4] Catholic Mass with youth choir[/youtube]
[youtube=Lcs8xvUdgfo] Mass on the feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, 2008[/youtube]
I could also post examples of "Clown" or "Polka" masses as well.
So yeah, perhaps you now better understand why Im so hooked on Gregorian chants and everything else.
I was actually referring more to the 19th century and the time preceding Vatican II.Actually it's a total myth by the way, that medieval Catholicism concentrated on looks at the expense of substance. In actual fact pretty much every little ritual, every aspect of every ritual, every convention, tradition, even the gestures during a litany or liturgy, they all have behind them reams of theology... the shame comes in when that stuff has become lost due to a received perception, which goes unchallenged, this 'official story' of how it's all meaningless and not the substance...
In fact for the illiterate medieval person, it was their way of accessing the substance on a regular basis.