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by alan29
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 387

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: 387

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: 387

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: 387

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: 387

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: 10
Views: 344

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: 12
Views: 676

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: 208

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: 208

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: 3
Views: 228

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: 793

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: 793

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?
by alan29
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

Instrumental noodling around the communion song until half the people are back in their places, then start singing. Works for us. Our lot sing. Not terribly keen on using the responsorial psalm format except for the psalm. It can all get a bit samey. I like a proper "all together now" song with a cr...
by alan29
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Funerals and autocrats

However it does have a massive range and that open invitation to a drunken rising glissando.
Experience teaches me to transpose most things down for funerals unless there is a large crowd familiar with the hymns..... Slane in D, anyone?
by alan29
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Or even the Londonderry air. A few years ago a violinist played this tune at the funeral of her mother, who was Irish. A friend, also with Irish ancestry, remarked that the name Alan29 used above was not acceptable south of the border, to which the priest, who had trained in France and therefore sp...