Monday, 16 March 2009

Reviving the Tablet - Music Cd

Another of my genius ideas to help that sickly organ, the Tablet, to reverse its decline: perhaps they should give away a free CD of music with every edition. I'm sure their readership would fall over themselves for a CD containing, for example: Kum Ba Ya (It had to have pride of place!), Lord of the Dance, Eagles' Wings, Shine Jesus Shine, The happy clappy Gloria and so on.

With luck they'd have to delve deeper into history after a while, as they ran out of all the new rubbish, and they'd issue CDs with Faith of our Fathers, Praise to the Holiest and so on. And eventually, via Palestrina, Tallis and Byrd, get back to real Church music: Lux et Origo, Credo 1, the chant for the Requiem etc.

Don't hold your breath though - and if you've not voted in my 'Why you love the Tablet' poll yet, now is the time to do so (and read the comments for more enlightened suggestions).

4 comments:

The Guild Master said...

Great idea, but they didn't have CDs in the early 1970s!

Ben Trovato said...

Come to that they didn't have CDs in the golden age of chant a few centuries back, but nonetheless you can still get CDs of it...

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Ben Trovato said...

Conrad/Joannah

Thanks for your kind words: hope you continue to enjoy the blog!