Today I went to a Sunday morning mass where, despite there being installed a beautiful old pipe organ recently, music was sung by a lady with a guitar and an accompiniment. I felt like I was at a folk rock concert…not some place holy. Do people actually prefer this???I decided to stay at the other parish because of this. On Sunday mornings they have a full choir and pipe organs. Even during evening Sunday mass, the flute and piano sounds a lot more refined, they aren’t playing hymns in contemporary rhythms. (I know this sounds hilariously fuddy duddy but it really takes away from things for me.
Ive found out that pipe organists are in very short supply nowadays. But nowadays you also have digital modulation that sounds amazingly like real instruments, including pipe organ, especially out of a big sound system. All you need is the sound system, a midi keyboard and a laptop with a program like Reason installed and a decent piano player.
How would you feel about that option compared to the guitars and stuff? Im curious.