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The Vatican Rag

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In the year 1962
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'There’s been a great deal of ferment in the Roman Catholic church lately, involving certain reforms which were taking place. For one thing, they are allowing the use of native languages to replace Latin in portions of the Mass. They are making optional, in certain cases, the eating of meat on Friday. That’s a particularly interesting one, because I’ve always felt that there was an inconsistency in the church dogma. For example, it was alright for a soldier to kill a man on Friday, but it was a sin to eat him. Also, they are permitting the use of secular music in portions of the liturgy. I thought it would be a nice idea to redo some of the liturgical music in more popular song forms. I have chosen the ragtime form.'

from notes by Tom Lehrer ©


Lehrer: The Queen's Six murder the songs of Tom Lehrer
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Hyperion sampler - September 2021
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Track 11 on SIGCD689 [2'35] Download only
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