Frequent commentator Jimmy Mac sent me the music line-up from his parish this past Sunday, with the tag of their “Orthodox season.” Jim notifies: “For some reason, our parish very much enjoys this flavor of liturgical music.”
Entrance Rite: Trisagion by Howard Hughes, SM
Penitential Rite: Kyrie Eleison by Ken Canedo & Bob Hurd
Gospel Procession: Praise & Honor by Christopher Ward
Prayers of the Faithful: Byzantine Chant
Holy, Holy; Memorial Acclamation; Great Amen & Litany of the Fraction: Missa Oecumenica, arr by Richard Proulx
Final Choir Meditation: Russian Beatitudes by P. Mironositsky (https://www.alibris.com/search/classical/composer/P.%20Mironositsky)
Good music continues in parishes all over. It’s a movement completely independent of the fussing and hand-wringing of the reform2 movement. Good music is not necessarily about orthodoxy, though Orthodoxy doesn’t hurt if you’re appealing to a tradition.
Anybody else using Orthodox or Orthodox-inspired music this Lent?