COMPOSER DAN SCHUTTE, formerly a Jesuit priest, published a musical setting in 2012 of the Glory To God which has been widely criticized because it changes the words.To me, however, something else is even more problematic. Please listen to these brief excerpts and see if you can guess what I’m getting at:Am I crazy, or is this resemblance jarring?
Readers, click on the two links. GLORY TO GOD IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE MY LITTLE PONY THEME, ONLY WORSE!
Jeff goes on to say, "I have absolutely nothing against Schutte, who is incredibly accomplished and literally world-famous."
Well, I have quite a lot against Dan Schutte. Anyone who would write a setting of the Gloria that is indistinguishable from the "My Little Pony Theme" is not a man I'd introduce to other adults, much less a man whose music I would sing. Nor should the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass be blasphemed by the music of this "former Jesuit priest".
When the most important activity in our lives is dumbed down to "My Little Pony" - "dumbed down" to a point that makes you want to "throw up" - then it's no wonder men and young people and normal human beings are leaving the Church in droves.