Thanks to an early Easter, the Sundays of May all hit major feast days, at least in those places that transfer the observance of the Ascension to the following Sunday. A parishioner asked me about Marian hymns for next month. I confessed I had planned none, though I confided in my friend it was likely a choir or cantor might do special music on any of those feasts.
Take the purple chair, my friends, and make a liturgist’s ruling. Marian hymns and songs, yes or no? If so, where and when?
Our parish celebrates a May Crowning on the first at a school Mass. Any parishes celebrating other Marian events, or perhaps just a votive Mass or two? If so, that would seem to be the proper place for Marian hymns. The Blessed Mother must surely be worth an extra liturgy or two. If not, why would musicians be expected to program for it?