The family and I went to Mass at a different parish in another diocese yesterday. Call it Catholic tourism, if you will.
The parish had decided to use a setting of the new Gloria as a way of preparing the congregation for the new translation. The setting was, to be blunt and charitable, completely unsingable. This setting used a refrain for the congregation, rather than have them sing the whole thing. The refrain was terrible, to begin with. It sounded like a sea shanty. The average congregation cannot sing above a D. They went way above that. The verses had a meandering, wandering feel, not even remotely resembling a tune. They may have been trying to modernize chant, but, if so, they failed terribly.
I do try not to be negative over much, but this left me nothing to be positive about. The good news is that the translation is new, and it will take time for the wheat to be sifted from the chaff. Most of the music written in Mozart's time was not very good either, but time has forgotten the second rate and left only the best. We're just finding our feet for now. In time, better music will come.