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The Rad Trad said in May 4th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Thank you for the recommendation, Mr Chessman. Just a note: I am not advocating the wholesale suppression of polyphonic music (although outside a few composer, I do not care for it). I just mean that most place which do the old Mass, or even very aesthetically-oriented versions of the Pauline Mass, tend to overuse polyphony. Some, like the English oratories, use polyphonic ordinaries on a weekly basis. I think chant is a much better opportunity for people to understand the Mass and have their part in it without descending into folk music. I would have no problem with polyphonic motets or even ordinaries on special occasions. It was more of a practical than a artistic suggestion!

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