Tuesday, December 23, 2008

LET'S HOPE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN

Let's pray that Rome does NOT approve the use of the Revised Grail Psalter, especially if it's the version I think it is - the "bastardized for so-called inclusive language version" which even neuters the Lord. Another ghastly alteration - "The Lord is my shepherd" becomes "Lord, you are my shepherd" - yes, from third person to second. The Latin "Dominus regit me" is clearly third person. Worse than that - it gives GIA an even bigger copyright monopoly on the liturgy. Their composers (namely Marty Haugen and David Haas) will be given pride of place in terms of their musical settings. If it's anything like that "Celebration Series" of Psalm settings that sold big in the 1980's and 1990's, prepare yourselves for a liturgical disaster in the making.

RSCT to Jeffrey Tucker.

Peace,
BMP

7 comments:

Bear-i-tone said...

Praying.

Argent said...

*Sputter*....Haugen/Haas and "pride of place" don't go together...

RC said...

You probably haven't seen this version. It hasn't been published yet, and it claims to comply with Lit. Auth.

Brian Michael Page said...

Rich, so this isn't the "PC version" that just narrowly missed the 2/3 majority needed by the USCCB?

Argent, you and I both know that, and I'm sure GIA does too, but do they (or the USCCB) give a flying hoot? I have my doubts.

Peace,
BMP

RC said...

Here's a report about the USCCB vote, with a sample of the Conception Abbey Revised Grail Psalter:
http://www.adoremus.org/1208USCCB.html

I'm not surprised that it's hard to keep all these versions apart: there's the original Grail Psalter, there was a Revised Grail with feminist language, and there's this new Grail version revised by Conception Abbey; and there's the New American Bible, and at least two revised versions of that.

But anyway, this Conception/Grail psalter is reported to be OK. The publisher GIA (boo, hiss) isn't going to publish it until Rome approves it.

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

This is not the rejected 1993 "revised" Grail (to which you refer with Ps 23). This is new.

Brian Michael Page said...

Nick and Rich - that's what I've been finding out over the last couple of days. So, yes, I think we've eliminated one strike. So now, it's *hopefully* only the issue of GIA controlling the copyright and who gets to write musical settings of the Psalter.
BMP