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by alan29
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 5
Views: 127

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: 5
Views: 127

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: 193
Views: 50932

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: 193
Views: 50932

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: 193
Views: 50932

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: 193
Views: 50932

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its interesting that the French seem not to have got the message about not using paraphrases of the gloria etc.
by alan29
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Guitars

Went to Taize about 20 years ago.
4000 people singing the chants to the accompaniment of a single classical guitar sympathetically miked up.
It was deeply moving.
by alan29
Sat May 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1307

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

oopsorganist wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:24 am
Laudate 305

Enemy of Apathy.
Used to sing that. Fine words - have to take care with the speed or those quavers can gabble.
by alan29
Tue May 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1307

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

We use this Dona Pena song - I say "Yes" my Lord..Although it doesn't mention the Spirit explicitly the words are very apt. And people can join in easily while the candidates are being confirmed. NB - we don't do the Spanish! As usual with GIA there is a recording to listen to. https://www.giamusic....
by alan29
Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Ascension Day

I find it puzzling that the celebration of the Ascension a feast closely associated with the saving activity of our Lord should have been moved from Sundays (the Lords day and the summit of the liturgical week) while Corpus Christi a feast day which is about a sacrament should have stayed on Sunday.
by alan29
Sun May 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Ascension Day

Noticed it a few weeks ago when I did the psalmists rota and discovered that I needed to concoct something for that Sunday.
by alan29
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital piano gurus wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Digital piano gurus wanted

Thanks Nick.
I suspected it mightn't be a runner. Pity. I might try harp + a string pad .... its for the In Paradisum.
Yes it is for the lovely Sheila. Its going to be an eclectic mix of music from Mike Anderson to Faure - totally appropriate for the lady.
by alan29
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital piano gurus wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Digital piano gurus wanted

Here's the situation. Our parish has no organ of any sort - space for one was never in the plans, we have a Kawai digital piano. 99% of the time it does a good job of accompanying the congregation with a variety of piano and organ sounds - and thats its main function. All the sounds are touch sensit...
by alan29
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: Come Back Again

Nowt wrong with consecutive 5ths. Ask Vaughan Williams.
by alan29
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

And we sang Unless a Grain of Wheat on Easter Morning at communion.
Congrats to a very talented composer.