Gregorian chant, silence and ... the altar bell

There is an article by Fr Nicola Bux and Fr Salvatore Vitello on Agenzia Fides called Gregorian Chant, silence and … the Altar Bell. The text has suffered a little in translation but they make some very good points in a brief article. Sample:
The Liturgical Celebration must have a homogenous phonic balance and therefore in chant and prayer a soft voice is best, it is consonant to the attitude of humility and discretion which we should have before God. Hence the need to avoid tones which are "shouted" and to use instead quieter tones proper to prayer in ‘secret’ (cfr. Mt 6,5).
I met Frs Bux and Vitello last April in Rome, when they were staying at the Domus Romana Sacerdotalis. Quite by chance, I happened to be there for the launch the Italian translation of Fr Michael Lang's book "Turning Towards the Lord" which they were organising.

Post on the launch
Picture
Address of Archbishop Ranjith

Popular posts from this blog

Medieval Squints and Adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

The Holy Ghost and the meaning of divinely given peace

The Vesting Prayers and Recollection in the Sacristy

Saint John Fisher, the Cardinal Martyr and inspiration to the young

How to make an act of perfect contrition