[repost] How Communal Singing Disappeared from American Life

Apparently I am too busy (or too on-vacation) to publish my own thoughts anymore; this blog has become a nonetheless very interesting portal to other articles on church worship, hymns, sacred music, and the like.

Here’s one from a secular source – the atlantic monthly:
What I find the most interesting is that the article condemns American culture for loosing the idea of “communal singing”, without even mentioning the fact that every Sunday, millions of Americans gather at church for exactly that purpose. My favorite part is the comments, where practically every other person mentions this glaring omission from the original article.