[quote="PetitPetrof, post:14, topic:333077"]
I read the documents, and even took part in a Conference on Sacred Music held at the Vatican a few years ago (I used to live in Rome at the time), where it was hoped for new sacred music to find again an artistic quality comparable to that of the past, as well as a renewed attention to the communication of the text.
As for the language, yes, Latin needs to be preserved, but alongside liturgy and music in the vernacular languages, because this is helpful for the faithful. And even the Council of Trent had considered the excessive use of polyphony as a barrier for a true and meaningful comprehension of the Word.
As for the instruments, there is no "inappropriate" instrument if this is used to preserve the dignity of the temple and the liturgy: "Other instruments also may be admitted for use in divine worship, with the knowledge and consent of the competent territorial authority (...) on condition that the instruments are suitable, or can be made suitable, for sacred use, accord with the dignity of the temple, and truly contribute to the edification of the faithful."
Finally, re Gregorian chant: "other kinds of sacred music, especially polyphony, are by no means excluded from liturgical celebrations, so long as they accord with the spirit of the liturgical action".
All quotes are from the Constitution Sacrosantum Concilium, according to which "the Church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits them into divine worship".
In any event, as I said earlier, my 'Resurrection Mass' requires too large resources in terms of choir and orchestra as well as musical skills on the part of the performers, and is therefore unlikely it can be performed during liturgy, although potentially suitable for it and for the direct participation of the people.
Anyway, only the Roman Catholic Church debates on the use of the language as an end and not as what it should be, that is a means to express and communicate the message of faith and the word.
My job as a composer, a creative, is not that to preserve but to innovate.
Well, you said that Latin needs to be preserved — than you said we shouldn't use any because it detracts from the faithful fully comprehending the H. Mass.
Do we really think guitars and drums are appropriate for Mass? Seriously? Mass isn't a concert- it is the unbloody sacrifice of Calvary. It still isn't the 70's thankfully.
I suggest making a trip over to ChantCafe.com