Can’t we have music that makes me feel good? Maybe guitars and drums. Shouldn’t music make us happy?
Some years ago, before a very sad funeral of a young person, a music person said to me: “I intend to play all happy music, none of that sad stuff.” Proper Liturgical music has a purpose and a mandate from the Church. It’s not about happy or sad. Liturgical music is to be “Sacred Music.” Here is a great little video that puts it all into context.