This Saturday I have the honor of being invited to sing for a Requiem High Mass. I must say that this is some of the most beautiful music in the entirety of western history, let alone the Gregorian repertoire.
What strikes me most is the degree to which these chants offer the hope of eternal life, tracing the history of that promise through the covenant with Abraham all the way to the vision of the New Jerusalem found in Revelations...spanning the entirety of scripture in between to demonstrate God's love and mercy towards his chosen ones. In this one liturgy, the entirety of the Catholic faith is on display, and we find the reason we believe.
The Wind Beneath My Wings rather pales by comparison.