My friend Fr Peter Jones (yes, he who wrote the “Jones Gloria”) contacted me to say that there are several demonstration recordings of the new Missal Chants available on the internet, such as:
This sounds very polished and pleasing on the ear, he says, but in reality, we are more likely to achieve this [scroll to 45 mins 15 seconds in the following link]:
Peter says: “Here, the assembly is mainly sight-singing the English chant. There was no rehearsal. They’re doing well. Yet after the Mass, a priest — himself a lover of the Church’s chant — said ‘It just doesn’t work in English’.
What do you think?”