Does anyone here besides myself like the contemporary music at mass


#1

I play electric bass at mass and I feel that a lot on caf don’t like contemporary music in mass. I’d like to hear from people that do like the contemporary stuff from Matt Maher and others in mass. I know you guys exist because people come up to us after mass and tell us we sound great


#2

I know you are looking for those who like it. That’s not me. I will however defend it. Just because I like something different doesn’t make it holier or more reverential. Keep doing what you do brother!


#3

I like both chanting and contemporary music if they’re done well. If they’re done poorly then I’d rather have no music


#4

I get that, but for me, quality makes zero difference. I suspect God recognized the effort. It’s all about the Eucharist for me, and everything else is secondary.


#5

I’ve played music since I was little. If I heard an organist play out of time or hit the wrong note I’d get distracted and not be able to focus on the mass


#6

One thing’s for sure- I’ll take Matt Maher over most Marty Haugen or Dan Schutte any day of the week.


#7

I like here I am lord though lol


#8

I have a love/hate relationship with that song.


#9

Some churches do opt to play it too often


#10

For me, it’s Eagles Wings…that’s the one song that makes me cringe.


#11

I like that one too. Oh well.

I just don’t like any song with clapping. Most people can’t clap on time. It always sounds sloppy


#12

The school children choirs sing modern music and we love it.


#13

Just curious SHB, if you have ever seen this video?


#14

Yeah I have. I disagree with some of it and agree with some of it


#15

I’ve seen this idea somewhere before, perhaps on the old CAF, but I think our music ministry should take everyone’s whining and complaining and make use of it. Have a “Ban -a-Hymn” fundraiser. One dollar per vote. The winner gets pulled from the regular rotation for a year.


#16

Thanks for replying!
I guess I’ll answer your original question, by saying that I personally am not a fan of the more contemporary / pop style, but I understand that it can speak to people strongly and emotionally. It generally does not seem to fit the formal liturgical style of a Catholic Mass, in my opinion.


#17

You would probably have the music director playing all the worst music before the fundraiser, though, so people will stuff the ballot boxes…:rofl:


#18

Even Mozart and Palestrina were pop music at one point


#19

During mass? I’m definitely more of a chant/polyphony kind of girl.

Now, outside of mass? I listen to all sorts of contemporary worship music and also gospel music.


#20

Depends on the mass and my mood. Some days I appreciate a good Latin mass with chant. Some days I wanna hear how great thou art in a ordinary form mass


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