contrabordun wrote:Sacrosanctum Concilium wrote:120. In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church's ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man's mind to God and to higher things.
Maybe you could settle for holding the organ itself in high esteem while just hoping it never gets used? (Or maybe you've just never heard it played well? Sadly, that's all too likely.)
Oh I've heard it played well - and enjoy singing to it when my secular church choir performs classical choral works (including sacred ones)
But unfortunately when God was creating my body & mind, s/he forgot to add in the bit that is supposed to be lifted up at the sound of organ music during liturgy. Instead I got an almost visceral reaction to the sound that I often perceive as pompous, exclusionary and difficult to sing to.
If this impairment was unique to me, then it would behove me to shut up and put up. But the evidence suggests I'm far from alone.