THE CHURCH AT PRAYER (4)

Series drawn from the document Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (2007).

SINGING BY HEART: Have you wondered why we read anew some pieces of music each week, and why some we sing all of the time. The document Sing to the Lord, and the Archdiocese of Omaha Core Repertoire provide guidance for us:

27. So that the holy people may sing with one voice, the music must be within its members’ capability. Some congregations are able to learn more quickly and will desire more variety. Others will be more comfortable with a stable number of songs so that they can be at ease when they sing. Familiarity with a stable repertoire of liturgical songs rich in theological content can deepen the faith of the community through repetition and memorization.