Canon LawLiturgy Brick by brick by Jeffrey Miller October 18, 2009February 20, 2010 written by Jeffrey Miller October 18, 2009February 20, 2010 As part of the reform of the reform, Pope Benedict has ordered Swiss Guard to monitor pianists to prevent playing of Haugen, Daas, and similar composers. 16 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post A Charitable Endeavor next post Bubble zones You may also like New Year of Faith App November 29, 2012 Two missals: One beautiful treasure of love August 2, 2007 Saint Golden Mouth July 14, 2004 Ash Wednesday February 24, 2009 Chant and Rant June 8, 2003 Go in … October 14, 2008 Tell us what you really feel Holy Father April 13, 2006 Lenten homilies February 22, 2007 And we thought OCP was bad January 2, 2007 Not on this rock music January 4, 2008 16 comments Laura T October 18, 2009 - 7:05 pm I wish! Reply Joe of St. Therese October 18, 2009 - 7:10 pm I wish too Reply Dixie Meyers October 18, 2009 - 9:20 pm Are you serious? I don’t know who those two composers are, but it is possible. Alot of songs since Vatican II, seem watered down and some heretical. I knew Fr Hardon. A saintly priest. Went to his funeral. Was praying for him with Fr Sirico, at the hour of his death. I told Fr Sirico that I wish I could give Fr Hardon a Holy Card of Fr Hardon, of Saint Joseph, cause he helped us so much. Turns out the was at the very moment he died, Dec 30, 2000. Nice to have been able to have prayed for him at that moment of his death. Fr Hardon, pray for us, and may his soul RIP. Are you pulling our leg w/article above? Reply Peter Brown October 18, 2009 - 9:22 pm Wait—“Haugen, Daas, and similar composers”? Is this to prevent liturgical obesity from the consumption of Haugen-Daas? Or maybe that other composer’s name is “Haas”? 🙂 Peace, –Peter Reply John F. Kennedy October 18, 2009 - 9:37 pm Jeff; It appears that some people just don’t get your humor. (4x) Reply Warren Anderson October 19, 2009 - 3:31 am Yonder stage hand didn’t get the memo – page turners should dress in blacks and be seated to the left of the pianist. Oh, yeah, and there’s no need for the halberd. Moistened finger tips turning the top of the right page at the nod of the pianist will be sufficient. Reply Matt L. October 19, 2009 - 6:45 am “You vill nail zeh arpeggio or you vill get ze axe! Er… halberd!” Reply smk October 19, 2009 - 8:01 am The pianists are the least of our worries… Reply Frank October 19, 2009 - 8:34 am Marty Haugen is the Catholic version of John Tesh. 🙂 Reply Janeen October 19, 2009 - 1:46 pm i wish we could get the liturgical musicians out of our faces and back in the choir loft, out of sight! I’m wishing the distractions of their “performances” with their cohorts on drums and tamborines would evolve back into music to worship Our Lord with! Reply Frank Byrne October 19, 2009 - 2:27 pm re another Frank’s comment – Marty Haugen isn’t Catholic. It’s too bad that the story is just a joke, we get Haugen, Haas, Schutte et al at every Mass. Reply Scott W. October 19, 2009 - 4:05 pm In defense of Haugen (no! put your guns away! you will like this!), he is on record as saying his music was not intended for liturgy. Reply Aelric October 20, 2009 - 8:46 am And now for your listening pleasure, we present to you for the first time, a newly discovered and hitherto unsuspected work of J.S. Bach: the Duet for Harpsichord and Halberd in D-minor. Reply John October 20, 2009 - 9:35 am “In defense of Haugen (no! put your guns away! you will like this!), he is on record as saying his music was not intended for liturgy.” No, I don’t like that. It ticks me off even more that he’d have the pretentiousness to say such an obvious lie. If you were to pick up the hymnal in our parish, the one edited by Haugen and, self-servingly enough, features prominently and quantitatively, his music and the music of his friends, as well as a few traditional hymns with the archaic English altered (“Shall come to you, O Israel”) inclusive language added (“In one the hearts of humankind”), and offensive verses omitted (“Join the great throng, Psaltery, organ, and song”), you would strongly question the idea that he didn’t intend his music to butcher the liturgy. He provides a psalter, which includes his compositions, in the beginning of his hymnal which to any observer, not to mention Music Directors, seems intended to rain on the Liturgy of the Word. His Mass of Creation and Mass of Remembrance are included in the section on mass settings. And let’s not overlook the fact that it is a hymnal, or should I say song book. Not intended of the liturgy? Thanks for getting my blood to boil so early in the morning. Now back to prayer…as we forgive those who trespass against us… Reply Panda Rosa October 20, 2009 - 10:24 am Haugen & Daas, didn’t they write a lot of suites? (okay, I’ll wait while you think about it…) Reply mr teachersir October 23, 2009 - 3:56 pm Scott W. than why did he publish so many “masses”? Jeff, it should read “Haugan, Daas, and ‘composers’.” You can’t clump Haugen-and-Haas (say it fast and you get Haugen-Daas) with Bach, Tallis, Palestrina, and Monteverdi. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.