My 2006 review of this important book. Pope Paul VI had said, when unveiling his new liturgy in 1969, “We are parting with the speech of the Christian centuries; we are becoming like profane intruders in the literary preserve of sacred utterance.” Thou sayest it.
Msgr. Klaus Gamber was a liturgical scholar of great renown, so his book The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its Problems and Background, a blistering attack on the liturgical reform, had great influence. The future Pope Benedict XVI wrote the foreword to the French translation, thereby reminding the Catholic world that the classical liturgy had a few friends in high places after all.