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by mcb
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Howard Baker RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 213

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: 8
Views: 703

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: 516

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: 1068

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: 2467

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: 2467

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 1405

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: 1235

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: 3344

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),...
by mcb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: Choral Director Post

nazard wrote:With that salary I'm glad I studied engineering.


From thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk: Graduate starting salary for Electrical & Electronic Engineering: £22,014

And forgive my grouchiness, but every time the Leeds music department post a job vacancy here the response is the same.
by mcb
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Cardinal Sarah

On the translation of GIRM 299, there's a discussion on Pray Tell at the moment, including this helpful comment : A more idiomatic and more accurate rendering would be: Wherever it is possible to do so, the main altar should be separated from the wall, so that it is easy to walk around it and to cel...
by mcb
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Cardinal Sarah

I think he's asking in a personal capacity, rather than giving orders; I don't believe he has the authority to do the latter. The Catholic Herald is spinning it by using the verb ask , as if it was a courteous instruction from on high, but not so long ago he was urging , which, in spite of the seemi...
by mcb
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 41722

Re: Liturgical Tourism

One theory why the Kyrie remained in Greek is that some of the settings that we use today (e.g. Kyrie XVI) were already in existence at the time the liturgy went from Greek into Latin, and so they simply kept them. I think the chronology might be wrong for that. The Kyrie isn't mentioned in the Lat...