[quote="pianomany2k, post:1015, topic:226528"]
I absolutely HATE the revised MoC. However, it is so well known I ONLY use it during the summer (I live in a tourist town), funerals, and weddings. September - June are other settings :)
My parish got the Sactus down after five weeks, but I refuse to use the Gloria from that Mass. It is so darn difficult. My small choir is really good at learning new songs and revisions of old ones. The Gloria from MoC was so difficult for them that I said forget it.
I took your post from the previous thread. :p
The music director at the parish which only used the MoC for years, doesn't like it either, but that is what they are comfortable with and they sing through the whole thing rather than do it at the repeats. So, for her and for myself, actually, it doesn't really make sense to use it, especially since it is a response Gloria, but, like I said in the previous post, they are resistant to change, so it takes a while.
I should have been more clear in my post on the other thread that the other parish I work for learned the entire revised masses of the Heritage, Deutsche Mass and Community Mass fairly quickly. We don't do the Mass of Creation at that parish. The first year I was there, the previous music director used to use it during the summer as well despite not liking it, because that is also a tourist parish and it was well known. When he hired me, though, and saw that I could read music, he decided to just do away with it altogether. The new music director also doesn't like it, so we haven't used it.
Besides my two regular church jobs, I have freelanced in at least 100 parishes in the 10+ years I have worked as a cantor, either for regular Sunday mass or for weddings, funerals, special masses, etc. It's funny, because almost all of the organists/music directors at those parishes had expressed their dislike for the MoC. They usually offered that as a mass setting when they didn't know if the freelancer would know other settings. It really was the go-to setting (at least in the U.S.). Since the new translations, many have taken it as an opportunity not to use that as the go-to setting anymore. I have found that, now, they just tell you what they usually do at the parish and will send you the music if you don't have it. I guess it's because there is no real go-to setting that everyone uses at the moment.