More Musical Musings
In response to my call for a polyphonic Missa Top Gun here, my organist friend Ryan Kennedy whipped up this lovely little ditty, which exemplifies some lovely imitation between all of the voices at their entrances (which are drawn right from the Top Gun theme song melody):
My other organist friend Eva Sze whipped up this delightful organ fugue:
My other church musician friend Steven Rabanal joked that my discussion of CCM (contemporary Christian music) propers for the Novus Ordo made him want to write CCM Latin Graduals and Tracts specifically for the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass). He whipped up this funny little thing, pointing out that it turned out rather jazz-y:
I was then reminded of a parody image/meme that I made years ago:
It does beg the question: except for all the obvious reasons (some of which I enumerate here), why not have a praise & worship TLM? Technically, it is possible, although I am not in favor of the idea. Although in the meme I referenced singing the original proper (Introit/Offertory/Communion) and Ordinary (Kyrie/Gloria/etc.) music but with contemporary instrumentation, original Latin-language CCM settings of these texts could be written (as my aforementioned friend Steven attempted above). As I suggested in the image also, a praise & worship hour could set the stage before Mass, or Eucharistic Adoration featuring praise & worship could take place after Mass.
Considering that the “praise & worship Mass”, as it were, is so far exclusively a trend (if it can even be called a trend) in the new rite, I do not think that interest in having a praise & worship TLM will arise. Still, it is rather an amusing thing to ponder.