Creator Plus

To start with, I don’t have an issue with “Creator of the Stars of Night.” Nor with modern treatments of old hymnody–I program/perform them myself. What do you make of the addition of an antiphon to the aforementioned hymn? I had not used this prior to my current parish. I feel ambivalent about it. It’s well-crafted, sure. I didn’t program it this year–no peep from my unofficial music committee.

What’s missing? For me a sense of the tune as something modal, not Western. What do you readers think?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Creator Plus

  1. Liam says:

    The addition is no improvement. Counterpoint would have been a wiser approach.

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