On Thursday August 15th, 2013 at the 8:00AM Mass of The Feast Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, My Most Dear Friend was at Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Church on Ascan Avenue & Queens Blvd in Forest Hills.
One could hear the Voice of Maestro David Close from the Choir Loft of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, making the announcement which My Most Dear Friend dreads on August 15th.
“Our Communion Hymn is ‘Gift Of Finest Wheat’, which is #324 in The Missalette.”
For anyone who is familiar with the International Eucharistic Congress of 1976, it was held in The United States Bicentennial Year of Independence in Philadelphia, PA. The Hymn which won a Major Competition as Anthem of this event was “Gift Of Finest Wheat.” It is “Music For The Novus Ordo Mass Era.” In short, it is way too syrupy.
Music, beginning from 1965 in The Roman Latin Rite Catholic Church, began to get a Treacly Quality. It became Syrupy.
“Gift Of Finest Wheat” is beyond Treacly. It ABSOLITELY INFURIATES My Most Dear Friend. As it is of The Novus Ordo Mass Era of One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church, it is also sung by Evangelical Lutherans who also offer the Novus Ordo Divine Service, Broad Church Episcopalians & Methodists. It was written with an Ecumenical Intention.
It Is “A Bread Song”, NOT a Eucharistic Hymn.
And My Most Dear Friend has EVERY RIGHT to be enraged.