It has never been any particular secret that you can sing “Amazing Grace” over the theme from Gilligan’s Island. (Or, for that matter, the other way around.) As the phrase goes, four chords, no waiting.
Presumably, though, a line must be drawn somewhere:
In February, I asked if anyone else was uncomfortable with Dan Schutte’s Mass of Christ the Savior (2010) — which appears to be written in a secular style.
Some other Dan should be mentioned: Daniel Ingram, who’s responsible for the theme song to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which a passage in Schutte’s Mass resembles more than slightly.
No, seriously. Listen for yourself.
We have to assume that this was unintentional. Still, it clearly has the power to unsettle.
(Roger Green sent me this. The title is from Job 3:9.)