From Gavin at Laudamus Te and the folks at Cantate Deo.
1. Favorite Setting: Ordinary of the Mass
Both of these are in English, and both published by GIA (surprise, surprise) - Performance wise: Lyric Liturgy by C. Alexander Peloquin / Congregation (so-called FCAP) wise: A Community Mass by Richard Proulx (side note: I said "both published by GIA". You didn't think I was going to say Mass of Creation or Mass of Light, did ya?)
2. Favorite Setting: Proper of the Mass
Puer natus est nobis (Mode VII), the Introit for Christmas/Mass during the Day
3. Favorite Polyphonic Motet
That's easy. Ave Maria by Thomas Luis de Victoria (hands down)
4. Favorite Hymn
There are so many good ones out there. I have to say almost anything in Worship II or the 1976 edition We Celebrate
5. Favorite Marian Piece
Ave Maria by Thomas Luis de Victoria or Regina Caeli by Antonio Lotti
6. Favorite Liturgical Season
Ordinary Time - just kidding. Seriously: Holy Week, Holy Thursday in particular.
7. Favorite Composer of Sacred Music
Alexander Peloquin (American) / Ralph Vaughan Williams (British)
8. Worst Church Music Annoyance
Here's my top three:
1. Hymns that violate the Church's teachings and/or seem to worships the worshipper instead of worshipping the Lord,
2. Sung Mass Ordinary that violates the Roman Missal (examples: Jesus, Lamb of God, Hosanna, hosanna on high)
3. The ever infamous reference to the Entrance hymn/chant as "Our Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaathering Song..."
9. If I could be in any performing ensemble in the world, what would it be?
Good question. Some really good ensembles out there. Not enough time for even one (outside my parish). If I had to pick one, I'd go with the local Pro Cantare, directed by my friend and mentor Reuel Gifford.
10. One prediction for Catholic liturgical music in 10 years
It's getting better - slowly but surely. Rome's cracking down (little by little). Pope Benedict XVI is 79, but he's showing no signs of dying anytime soon. This is a GOOD thing. His cabinet is forming quite nicely. Cardinal Arinze is B-16's right hand man in all matters liturgical. Also a GOOD thing.
11. OK, make up a question for all future posters to answer, and answer it!
-- Name one contemporary piece (intended for use with piano or guitar) that you actually don't mind using.
Dan Schutte's Christ, Circle 'Round Us. Text is from the "O" Antiphons, while the tune is an adaptation (albeit abridged) of the Mode V Salve Regina.
Tag, you're it!
Anyone who reads this.