A baffling choral piece

Please explain, someone.

It’s a setting of Padre Pio’s prayer. Fine and dandy. What in the world is going on with the organ accompaniment? It, I suspect, is intended to give the idea of a mystical setting, but it sounds like Vegas slot machines, then an attack from a bunch of old Nintendos, with a perfectly reasonable choral setting over this mess. I honestly thought someone’s phone had gone off while they were performing this, but no, that’s the actual thing. I even listened to the iTunes original version, and it’s not any better. Yet this has been making the rounds with Padre Pio’s recent feast day.

Perhaps discordance is the new in thing in choral music, but this left me feeling miserable. Not my thing, in the least.

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