Legend has it that Trent briefly considered banning all music from liturgy but chant. The King of Spain intervened. Music was saved. Here is a post-Trent example of why the Spanish were particularly dedicated to polyphonic music. This piece of course is perfect for tomorrow's Mass.
Kathleen Pluth, S.T.L., hymn writer, catechist, and schola director, currently studying for the STD in Rome