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by alan29
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Notre Dame Paris
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Notre Dame Paris

I will be thinking of the displaced community of Notre Dame these next few days.
It will be very difficult for them.
by alan29
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 2927

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Easier to stick to hymn books.
by alan29
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: Pronunciation

by alan29
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 2927

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

But am I right in thinking one can bequeath copyright to another? No, I don't think so. If that were the case, lots of composers' later descendants would still be living off royalties. As it is, when the composer has been dead 70 years the work becomes public domain. The whole area is of course a m...
by alan29
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 2927

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

Ghastly! And probably holding the world record for the number of parallel fifths between melody and bass! Must have been a pupil of RVW. There's a world of difference between RVW knowing what he was doing and "breaking the rules" deliberately to achieve a certain effect, and composers who unwitting...
by alan29
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 2927

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

My only criticism of the song is that it sounds terribly dated.
by alan29
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 2927

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

Southern Comfort wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Ghastly! And probably holding the world record for the number of parallel fifths between melody and bass!
Must have been a pupil of RVW.
by alan29
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 2927

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

You have to wonder about one event hymns.
Was there nothing suitable among the thousands out there?
by alan29
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

Re: Do you want a laugh?

I guess it will on a voluntary basis.
by alan29
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: Pronunciation

So is the town through which Jesus and his disciples travelled to leave Jerusalem (in Luke 24:13-35) pronounced Eee-may-uus so that it scans properly in Marty Haugen's "On the Journey to ... " hymn? Or is E-moss, as my current parish priest pronounces it? And who would tell the wrong one that he is...
by alan29
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Portland

I am less concerned with style than I am with practice. I know a few places with wonderful choirs who sing delicious polyphony – but leave the assembly silent throughout the Eucharistic Prayer. Of course, I have my own preferences but as long as folk are getting it right, then whichever style suits...
by alan29
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Portland

I think we should leave the Americans to their own culture wars, and just try to encourage what is best and most appropriate in our own communities. I read the stuff that emanates from the USA RC forums etc and feel sorrow for their bitter divisions. My only comment on that document is that any bish...
by alan29
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

Yep. No cameras or phones, re-enforced at key points. Provide photo ops at the end.
And if the children know what they are doing and are well-behaved and joining in, the parents usually take their cue from them.
by alan29
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2319

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

What is to stop people singing from a book as they process, and simply popping it under their arm or in a pocket as they receive? We don't use books – they're just not practical. Hard to tell people which verses you're singing. When I introduce a new Communion Song, I ask the assembly to put down t...
by alan29
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2319

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

What is to stop people singing from a book as they process, and simply popping it under their arm or in a pocket as they receive?