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by alan29
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Is the creed actually a lyrical text that is meant to be sung?
Is it not more of a prose statement that should be spoken?
Just a thought.
by alan29
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Well I think it depends on the complexity of the chant among other things. I don't find the sound of a crowd bellowing and swooping their way through Credo 3 particularly uplifting, I have to say. (Sadly Credo 3 seems especially vulnerable to this treatment.) On the other hand other simpler bits of ...
by alan29
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ADOREMUS
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: ADOREMUS

No, despite living just across the river from Liverpool.
I am not terribly proud to be a member of the Church at the moment.
by alan29
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

I find I dont have the stomach to tune in to anything that features clerics at the moment.
So I avoided.
by alan29
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

In the early 60s we had dialogue masses in school. Table set up on the stage in the hall, facing the people, with the readings in English while the priest read them silently in Latin. English hymns and we all said the Latin responses. All very exciting at the time.
by alan29
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Blimey, Oops. You do seem to find 'em.
by alan29
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

Good principle.
by alan29
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Clericalism?

Faith, hope and social support? Indeed. That is something the bishop should be organising for his priests - even more so, now that numbers are declining and they become more isolated. And of course a half-decent parish will have the kind of relationship with their priests that is mutually enriching...
by alan29
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Clericalism?

Parishes get stuck. It takes a lot of effort to bring life to a parish. Most of the laity seem to expect the priests to do it, and many of them have just given up hope and are ticking over. And of course there are priests who are so unsure of their own role that they keep the laity "in their place" ...
by alan29
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

Was it Haydn who said the though of God always made him cheerful?
by alan29
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

Should a Kyrie ever be delightful?
Discuss.
by alan29
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Keraulophon wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Curious that those responsible for the current English language text for the Mass actually used the inclusive term "people" in that phrase, as opposed to their usual preference for "men".
It must have slipped through, given that inclusive language usually brings them out in a rash.
by alan29
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

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 alan29
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

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 ......
by alan29
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its interesting that the French seem not to have got the message about not using paraphrases of the gloria etc.