Check out this great article on the New Liturgical Movement by Jeffrey Tucker. He has a gift of sharing the feeling of how it is to try to regain our musical heritage in this piece. I may seem a bit odd to those who are newcomers to the world of Gregorian chant when I get excited over little bits of history. Yesterday evening during our chant rehearsal I mentioned how, when the first Spanish ships arrived in the New World, they chanted the Te Deum when they got ashore. It just doesn't seem fair that, for about 40 years, Catholics haven't learned even the rudiments of this music.
This is our heritage... we have to regain it for ourselves and our children!