Thursday, October 13, 2011

I like it when things are neatly classified

Father Erik has a very thorough system of classification (see below) for bad liturgical music. He's reviewed a good number of current hymnals in his ongoing "Index of Forbidden Songs" posts. First one here.

 C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, LC=Leftist Crap, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, SWTR= Stick With The Rite, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

h/t Coffee and Canticles


  1. He closed the comments. Waah!

    My suggestions: Here I am Lord.

    "Sing to the Mountains..." Forget the rest of the words.

    "All that I am" Okay as a song, but just lacking something...

  2. Shout to the Lord, and you're to blame, you give praise and worship a bad name. Mixing the best of Bon Jovi and Carey Landrey.

    You knew it was coming.

  3. Suzanne, have you been to his more recent posts on music? The comments seem to be open on those. Just click on the "Fr. Erik" link and scroll down for the most recent posts on music. There are LOTS because he dissects several hymnals.

    Mr. Blurn: I don't think Carey Landry wrote "Shout to the Lord" but that's OK. Those modern liturgikal kompozers all sound the same to me.