It's time now for the latest episode of "Ask Mr. Liturgy Person". Mr. Liturgy Person believes strongly in the principles of good liturgy, as well as scripture, tradition, reason, and the Oxford comma.
Q: Is this treatment of EASTER HYMN and the following instrumental arrangement of a chorus from Handel's Messiah [appeared in the original video, posted on the website of the parish in question, now a private video] appropriate for liturgy?
A: No. In fact, the rubrics restrict Saturday Night Fever to the Vigil.
To be clear: it does not seem that any of this is appropriate. Mindful of the fact that local congregations have their own tradition that supersedes denominational customs, this performance doesn't seem to be in keeping with what we generally understand as the best practices of sacred music -- in whatever "style".
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