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by mcb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55498

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its a really good joyful setting. Alas there seem to be no simple, memorably and zingy setting for the new translation. Unless people know different ...... You might almost suspect that the new translation was deliberately constructed to impede memorableness and zinginess. And on earth peace to peo...
by mcb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2090

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

High Peak wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:43 pm
the Bishop of Wrexham also likes silence during the confirmations.
Ditto in Salford (I guess our Bishop picked up the idea in Westminster). A good move, if you ask me. I was against it at first, but it does seem to help in keeping the atmosphere prayerful and attentive.
by mcb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

I'm told the new appointee is Jonathan Schranz. Looks to me like a very strong appointment, and I wish him well.
by mcb
Mon May 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: VENI CREATOR
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: VENI CREATOR

Looks like the hymn originally only had six verses. It's an oddity of the seven-verse version that the final two verses are both trinitarian in character. Raniero Cantalamessa says (in Come, Creator Spirit: Meditations on the Veni Creator ): There are some who have tried to show that there is a para...
by mcb
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Howard Baker RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Howard Baker RIP

Sad news. Howard was an active member of CCDM (the Conference of Catholic Directors of Music, the body for cathedral and diocesan music directors and other musicians working professionally in the Catholic Church in this country). He was due to host the 2018 conference in Newcastle, and three days be...
by mcb
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: Magnum Principium

Stable door ....horse. I'm not so sure. There will never be a point at which translations no longer need updating! We'll have to wait and see what difference it makes regarding the ugly bits of the 2010 Missal though. But the significance of the motu proprio goes beyond translations - this is Pope ...
by mcb
Mon May 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation Mass
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Confirmation Mass

I am looking for guidance on planning a Confirmation Mass in the light of whatever changes have happened in the last two or three years. We will sing the Gloria, and the Mass. But will the Mass be the Mass of the day, which will be Tuesday week 9 OT, so a first reading about Tobit taking a bath and...
by mcb
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

To my mind it would be not very Catholic or theologically aware to pick musical materials with no reference to the thematic links contained within the readings , 1 and 3 in particular. The lectionary compilers didn't stick a pin in the bible and let random chance dictate their selections. Yes, I th...
by mcb
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4421

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Goodness, Gwyn, that's a pessimistic view. I have to say I'm not really sure what either your diagnosis is (other than that the world has gone to hell in a handcart, and that the problem stems from being unable to shake off the preconciliar "Low Mass with hymns") or what you think the reme...
by mcb
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4421

Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Musicam Sacram was a document issued by the Church in 1967, setting out its vision for sacred music in the context of the major reforms to the Church’s liturgy that emerged from the Second Vatican Council. March 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the document, and a conference entitled Music an...
by mcb
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 2454

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

blackthorn fairy wrote:...resulting in the 'loss' of Baptism of the Lord.

Not lost but transferred to the following day. How is celebrating the Baptism on a Monday a bad thing, if one is in favour of celebrating the Epiphany on a Friday? :)
by mcb
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 2454

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

on Sunday Jesus was in the crib, and on Monday he was 30 years old. Not strictly in the crib for Epiphany (except in all the songs and Christmas cards, obviously). But the mismatch between infant in the crib and adult Jesus is one to embrace rather than mitigate: the mystery of the incarnation in a...
by mcb
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 2432

Re: Come to the Manger

Regarding the disputed supertonic 7th, the opening chords are as follows (reading upwards) in G (the carol used to be printed in A but G is more usual these days): G-B-D-G, E-G-C#-A, F#-A-C natural-D or I - II7c - V7b In the second half of the refrain they are: B-G-D-G, A-E-C#-A, D-F#-C natural-D o...
by mcb
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2228

Re: Christmas on TV and radio

organist wrote:even managing Darke In the bleak midwinter unaccompanied!

It was Holst! :)
by mcb
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 4773

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

The Liturgy Office web site says On Rembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday in November) one Mass may be replaced by a Mass for the Dead , so I guess the permission applies nationally. At my place of worship, rather than having a Requiem, we have an act of Remembrance at 11.00 (normal start time for the Mass),...