I understand that a lot of how things were done at Mass changed after Vatican II: facing the people instead of away from them, standing to receive the Eucharist in the hand instead of kneeling to receive the Eucharist on the tongue, using mostly the common language instead of all Latin. I don't want to talk about any of that here! :p I want to know about the music before Vatican II.
Were there processional and recessional hymns?
Were there hymns or instrumental music during the offeratory and/communion?
Did a cantor present the responsorial psalm like they do know?
Was there nothing but Gregorian chant during Mass?
Was all music sung in Latin, or was some (or all) sung in the common language?
It seems like there are a lot of old hymns, especially Mary ones, that all the over-60 crowd seem to know by heart. Or were these hymns introduced in the 60s and 70s after Vatican II?