Warning: crabby rant!
I almost ran out of Mass screaming yesterday, the music was so abysmal, boring, droney, insipid, sappy and syrupy. ALL five songs from yesterday's Mass were written in the 1980's! Not exactly an era of great songs. It's pap. It makes me cringe.
Our church is over 2,000 years old. We have an unmatched heritage of superb music and art. Many of the musical masterpieces of Western civilization were inspired by the Glory of God and were commissioned by the popes. Today, all we get to sing is dreck from 20 years ago, all self-absorbed ("Here I am Lord") and portraying the Lord Jesus as Barney ("Lord you are my friend"). Make the madness stop! Give us back our beautiful, powerful music!