I have a cluster of related questions…I hope that is ok!
First of all, I was wondering who decides what Mass Settings are to be used in a particular parish. Is it the parish priest? The music director? Is it a joint decision? Will a bishop often look at a given parish that is used to having, let’s say, a more contemporary setting like the Mass of Light, and say, “Ok, I’m going to assign to that parish Father John Doe, because he has confided to me that he is a particular fan of contemporary Mass Settings?” Is that how that works?
Also, are specific Mass Settings (ranging from the traditional Missa De Angelis to the 80s Mass of Creation, etc.) taught to priests in seminaries? Could any given priest hypothetically celebrate a Mass with any setting at the drop of a hat?
Sorry if these are a bit strange…!