Sabtu, 29 Mei 2010

Yuk mencintai (lagi) Gregorian

Dear all,
Setelah menengok blog rekan Onggo (klik di sini), rasanya kita sekalian perlu angkat topi kepada umat Paroki St. Bellarminus yang dengan susah payah berusaha berlatih menyanyikan gregorian dengan baik.
(emm... mereka, sebelumnya sudah 20 tahun tidak menyanyikannya).

Mari kita dukung dengan doa, dan (bagi warga paroki St. Bellarminus yang kebetulan membaca blog ini) ya kalau bisa ikut latihan.

Mengenal bahasa Latin, salah satunya adalah dengan mencinta lagu Gregorian, selain itu bisa dengan lebih sering mengikuti misa berbahasa Latin (baik misa Vatikan II, atau misa Tridentina).


Ini ada beberapa refensi web yang berguna untuk belajar Gregorian, silahkan dikunjungi:
(pada situs-situs ini, disediakan teks dalam format PDF dan sampel audio dalam format MP3) 

St. Antoine Daniel (Kyriale untuk misa Ekstra Ordinaria / Tridentina)
St. René Goupil (proper untuk misa Ekstra Ordinaria / Tridentina, hanya untuk hari minggu saja)

St. Isaac Jogues  (proper untuk misa Vatikan II, hanya hari minggu saja)

St. Lalande (project arsip teks-teks gregorian chant) 

Christus Rex  :

Proper untuk misa Tridentina (sepanjang tahun, audio MP3 dan text dalam bentuk GIF)

Proper untuk misa Vatikan II (sepanjang tahun, audi MP3 dan text dalam bentuk GIF)


beberapa dokumen Gereja yang terkait dengan pentingnya lagu Gregorian (dan bahasa Latin):

Sacrosanctum Concilium art. 116
The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy:  therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services.

But 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


General Instruction of the Roman Missal 41
All other things being equal, Gregorian chant holds pride of place because it is proper to the Roman Liturgy. Other types of sacred music, in particular polyphony, are in no way excluded, provided that they correspond to the spirit of the liturgical action and that they foster the participation of all the faithful.

Since faithful from different countries come together ever more frequently, it is fitting that they know how to sing together at least some parts of the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin, especially the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer, set to the simpler melodies.


Kardinal Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, hal 148
On the one hand, there is pop music, which is certainly no longer supported by the people in the ancient sense (populus). It is aimed at the phenomenon of the masses, is industrially produced, and ultimately has to be described as a cult of the banal. “Rock”, on the other hand, is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship.

People are, so to speak, released from themselves by the experience of being part of a crowd and by the emotional shock of rhythm, noise, and special lighting effects. However, in the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe.

The music of the Holy Spirit’s sober ine­briation seems to have little chance when self has become a prison, the mind is a shackle, and breaking out from both appears as a true promise of redemption that can be tasted at least for a few moments.


Bapa Suci Benediktus XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis art. 62
Similarly, the better-known prayers of the Church’s tradition should be recited in Latin and, if possible, selections of Gregorian chant should be sung.

Speaking more generally,
I ask that future priests, from their time in the seminary, receive the preparation needed to understand and to celebrate Mass in Latin, and also to use Latin texts and execute Gregorian chant; nor should we forget that the faithful can be taught to recite the more common prayers in Latin, and also to sing parts of the liturgy to Gregorian chant.

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Lukito mengatakan...

52. In order to preserve the heritage of sacred music and genuinely promote the new forms of sacred singing, "great importance is to be attached to the teaching and practice of music in seminaries, in the novitiates and houses of study of religious of both sexes, and also in other Catholic institutes and schools," especially in those higher institutes intended specially for this. Above all, the study and practice of Gregorian chant is to be promoted, because, with its special characteristics, it is a basis of great importance for the development of sacred music.

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