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#beginquote# Plainsong was not a ""contemporary"' medium by any means, if you are using the term to describe music popular with the general population, nor was the Latin Mass. It was designed to promote the division of Clergy and Lay members, not to blend them. As for the Church using popular music now, this is confined in the main to Evangelical rather than traditional church organisations. And why not? Advertising has used countless pop songs to promote product, and the transposition of the pagan feast days and gods to a Christian level in the first and second centuries was a product promotion, of sorts. Even the word "'testament"comes from the Roman custom of cupping a hand over the testes when swearing to tell the truth. Take me to your Lieder... #endquote#
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