Trumpets in Church

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Trumpets in Church

Postby allenblodgett » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:10 pm

I'm reading this section of the church handbook 2 about using brass in sacrament meetings. In your opinion, does that mean you could possibly use a trumpet if used as a worshipful sound? I've heard the organ taking a little bit more prominent role in a particular sound just as much as the trumpet. Then again, as we have been taught, it is the spirit of the law not the word of the law.

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Postby aebrown » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:29 pm

AllenBlodgett wrote:I'm reading this section of the church handbook 2 about using brass in sacrament meetings. In your opinion, does that mean you could possibly use a trumpet if used as a worshipful sound? I've heard the organ taking a little bit more prominent role in a particular sound just as much as the trumpet. Then again, as we have been taught, it is the spirit of the law not the word of the law.


The way I read the letter of the law, where it says "Instruments with a prominent or less worshipful sound, such as most brass and percussion, are not appropriate for sacrament meeting," the subject of the sentence is "instruments" -- not the music they may be making. So instruments that fit in that category are not appropriate, regardless of the music. The trumpet certainly has the most prominent sound of any of the brass instruments, so I don't see how it could be used within the letter of the law.

However, in each ward and stake, there are leaders with priesthood keys to make decisions about specific situations, and I wouldn't think I could tell them how to decide such matters.
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Postby davidmarmolejo » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:54 am

So a pop brass emsable is out of the question? or a heavy metal Rock guitar ?





Well yea read that on the manual to i always wondered about trumpets on other
intruments.


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