Wednesday, December 22, 2010

David Haas' New "Song" to Our Lady: Music to Abuse Liturgies By

David Haas

David Haas has been a long-time cacophonous purveyor of heresy and blasphemy. What's particularly scary is that they let this man teach High School students at a pretty expensive elite school.  What's even scarier is the man's getting paid by the Church to destroy the Church.  He's also an enemy in the use of "exclusive language", advocating its removal from parishes as reported here at Catholic Media Coalition:

David Haas: Contemporary Church music composer who published Dear Sister God, and presented a music workshop at which he and his ex-wife, composer Jeanne Cotter, informed the participants of their “duty” and “responsibility” to purge their parishes of “exclusive language” in the liturgy.

You might also know his work if you're unfortunate enough to attend "Mass" in the NO in North America with tortuous ditties like this.  This particular anthem is guaranteed to torture the unwary traveler.  It says, ominously, "you are mine."   Creepy.  In any event, if it does anything effectively, it's that it conveys the heterodox leanings of Mr. Haas   This particular piece features a Jesuit and a chick named Sister Bubbles, and we're not making this up:

 Now, over at the ever-effeminate and faux-Benedictine   Pray, Tell Blog, he's airing out his most recent steaming composition offensive to pious ears, and probably God and Our Lady, right here.  Note the agonizing attempt to work with the inclusive language and connect with a more ancient hymn..  \
Hail, Holy Mary, Queen of Peace, O Maria!
O Fragrance of God’s love increase, O Maria!
Mother, servant of God’s grace, [one of the commenters thought this line would offend someone]
Womb for Christ, holy birthing place, First disciple, we embrace:
Salve, Salve, Salve Regina! 
Hail, Holy Mary, hope for all, O Maria!
Your song of justice is our call, O Maria!
Poor and broken are held high,
Mercy will intensify,
God’s reign you personify:
Salve, Salve, Salve Regina!
Hail, Holy Mary, you inspire, O Maria!
With you, God’s presence we desire, O Maria!
Vision, wisdom, you instill,
You, the “Yes,” God’s holy will,
Faith and courage, you fulfill:
Salve, Salve, Salve Regina!
Hail, Holy Mary, strength and trust, O Maria!
O Woman, singer for the just, O Maria!
Mother, model, faith supreme,
Pregnant bearer of God’s dream,
Peace and justice is your theme:
Salve, Salve, Salve Regina!

No wonder males stay away from church until they have children.   What's really laughable is how Father Ruff OSB and his commenters over there are trying to play this off as a link between tradition and more contemporary forms of music.

Here's some commentary from the Musica Sacra Forum, which gives some hilarious commentary, calling this "hymn" a politically correct Salve.  Very funny.


Dan said...

Well, for Pete's sake, look at the man. If he isn't a fairy I don't know what is.

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Anonymous said...

David Haas is a adulterer who seduced and had "Hotel" meetings with someone who is my best friend for about 1 year. He said he in an email I personally read that he does not practice what he preaches. He did this while he was married and maintained a secret affair. He would play at the church and then play in the back dim lit hallways of hotels with my friend. He and his commercialized music are a disgrace but will say I see why they sell and that's what is all about to him. Nothing but money and sales and secret meetings.

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Anonymous said...

Well, I believe that in order to write music, one has to study music first. For me he is a lousy "composer" - and I am not talking about the text of his songs, but music. Two or three chords that are not even put together properly, unlogical chord progressions, melodies that are cheap and I even dare to say seductive and all heard before... And when I read about most recent sex abuses, I am glad that his garbage music will be out of my church for good.

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