The bishop of the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi is mandating two musical settings which must be used throughout the diocese for the first half year of the new Missal:
* Belmont Mass (OCP) by Christopher Walker;
* Missal Simplex (WLP) of Michael O’Connor OP based on Richard Proulx’s Gloria Simplex.
Waddayathink? Is it a good idea to have a common setting or two known by everyone in the diocese? If so, which setting(s) should it be?
Let’s see if anyone out there has any opinions about music. I doubt anyone does, but I could be wrong about that.