A Roman perspective…
[The following is an NLM guest article submitted to us by one of our readers after reading our post here, The Family Celebration of the Divine Office, published Dec. 1, 2011.]
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Introducing Chant into the Domestic Church
The music proper to the Roman Rite is Gregorian Chant. This point has been repeated by numerous Popes, by the Second Vatican Council, and by liturgical scholars spanning the centuries. There are many reasons for this, of course, but the primary one is that Gregorian Chant grew along side the liturgy, so much so that the two are intrinsically connected. Where there is liturgy, there is chant, and where chant is absent, the liturgy suffers greatly.