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Author:  Servant of Guadalupe [ Tue May 01, 2012 10:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Gregorian Chant and Classical Music

Over the last three years I have more exclusively started listening to these forms of music. It seems a little odd, and no one I personally know is into this music. Sure, I have plenty of friends that prefer Gregorian Chant in liturgy. I have gotten to the point that when I put rock or country music on, it drives me mad in just moments. When I smoke cigars, I do listen to some jam band stuff, and other rock. But even that is becoming less enjoyable, and I expect that the chant and classical music will take over in that area as well. Has anyone here gone through a similar transition?

Author:  Doom [ Tue May 01, 2012 10:33 pm ]
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I almost wonder if a casual listening to Gregorian chant isn't irreverent....it's something sacred and should be treated as something sacred....that's why I cannot imagine listening to sacred music while running or lifting weights or whatnot....

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Tue May 01, 2012 10:41 pm ]
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Servant of Guadalupe wrote:
Over the last three years I have more exclusively started listening to these forms of music. It seems a little odd, and no one I personally know is into this music. Sure, I have plenty of friends that prefer Gregorian Chant in liturgy. I have gotten to the point that when I put rock or country music on, it drives me mad in just moments. When I smoke cigars, I do listen to some jam band stuff, and other rock. But even that is becoming less enjoyable, and I expect that the chant and classical music will take over in that area as well. Has anyone here gone through a similar transition?

I still enjoy some popular music, but in smaller and smaller doses. I do not smoke cigars, so I cannot comment on that aspect. :)

Author:  Servant of Guadalupe [ Tue May 01, 2012 10:49 pm ]
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Servant of Guadalupe wrote:
Over the last three years I have more exclusively started listening to these forms of music. It seems a little odd, and no one I personally know is into this music. Sure, I have plenty of friends that prefer Gregorian Chant in liturgy. I have gotten to the point that when I put rock or country music on, it drives me mad in just moments. When I smoke cigars, I do listen to some jam band stuff, and other rock. But even that is becoming less enjoyable, and I expect that the chant and classical music will take over in that area as well. Has anyone here gone through a similar transition?

I still enjoy some popular music, but in smaller and smaller doses. I do not smoke cigars, so I cannot comment on that aspect. :)

Yeah, that is pretty much what is going on. I will get the urge to listen to some specific songs, and then I will be done with the urge. I usually only change to a rock station if I have others in my vehicle with me. I will often ask them if classical music bothers them, and then go to the classical station. It is funny because I used to not be able to stand classical music.

Author:  Servant of Guadalupe [ Tue May 01, 2012 10:55 pm ]
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Doom wrote:
I almost wonder if a casual listening to Gregorian chant isn't irreverent....it's something sacred and should be treated as something sacred....that's why I cannot imagine listening to sacred music while running or lifting weights or whatnot....

I disagree. There is nothing irreverent about it. It disposes one toward the eternal. As for working out… I usually listen to Zig Ziglar or some other motivational speaker… or university courses from TCM or TTC. I have nearly all of the courses they produce or once produced.

Author:  Edmund [ Wed May 02, 2012 12:44 am ]
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There is nothing better then Beethoven and a glass of red wine.
I was a metal head in my teens, classical music just seemed like the natural progression.
These days, classical type stuff is all I really listen to, every now and again I may listen to the radio or go to the pub for the music though.

edit: Just like you guys, I just stopped listening to other stuff, slowly.

Author:  Sinty [ Wed May 02, 2012 1:58 am ]
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I've always loved opera, mainly because I'm a ginormous snob.

Ecclesiastical classical music has grown on me to where I might like it better than opera now.

I still love popular songs from the Victorian period to the Fifties, though. I like jaunty, happy tunes.

I also can't abide music without singing, so that might have kept me from indulging too much in pure classicism.

Author:  Bombadil [ Wed May 02, 2012 5:26 am ]
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I love classical music, but can't stand classical music radio stations. They're run by liberals and they play the worst music. Pandora has suited me well. I have several classical channels and a Gregorian Chant channel as well.

Author:  Zeno [ Wed May 02, 2012 11:30 am ]
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That's why I subscribe to XM. Classical radio in my car without the claptrap of NPR.

Author:  Servant of Guadalupe [ Wed May 02, 2012 12:03 pm ]
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Zeno wrote:
That's why I subscribe to XM. Classical radio in my car without the claptrap of NPR.

Here, the classical station is always classical, so I am good!

Author:  Thinks2much [ Wed May 02, 2012 1:18 pm ]
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Zeno wrote:
That's why I subscribe to XM. Classical radio in my car without the claptrap of NPR.


Exactly!!!!

Servant:
Yup. Husband is the chant champ here. I do occassionally and furtively listen to my classical rock, but the more you indulge in classical music the harder it is to go back....

Author:  MySweetLord [ Wed May 02, 2012 2:21 pm ]
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Been listening to more and more classical as the years go by. Even my 22 y/o dd indulges occasionally. The classical station in my area that I enjoy just plays music, and does't torture me with NPResque garbage. They've broadened my horizons considerably.

I've bought some versions of sacred music, such as instrumental renditions of liturgical music. I also picked up the soundtrack to the Catholicism series by Fr. Barron. Very nice.

I still like some of my secular stuff, but I know what you're getting at.

Author:  Peetem [ Wed May 02, 2012 2:25 pm ]
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I'm on a downward glide path too...more folk/singer song writer now. On occasion I'll throw on something heavy, but not nearly as often.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Wed May 02, 2012 2:38 pm ]
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I just got a ukulele!

Author:  Dorothy B. [ Wed May 02, 2012 4:52 pm ]
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I grew up hearing my Dad play the violin; he very much liked classical music. He was a car mechanic, music was his avocation.

I never liked rock music, preferring slow sung songs, and a few fun folk songs that my Dad played on the guitar when friends got together.

Now I very much like Gregorian chant, Byzantine chant, classical music cd's that I pick up at rummage sales, John Michael Talbot, and the latest CD recommended by a priest "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" composed by Karl Jenkins. The priest had played about five minutes from that CD at a one-day retreat he gave.

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