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by manniemain
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New hymnbooks
Replies: 3
Views: 227

New hymnbooks

Our parish is reaching the stage where its copies of HON (with supplement) are starting to look both dog eared and dated. "Laudate" has previously seemed like a good replacement. Would this still be the case, or do people now favour a different "gold standard"?
by manniemain
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Epiphany 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1626

Epiphany 2014

Does anyone know when the Feast of The Epiphany is in Scotland (as opposed to England and Wales) in 2014?
I suspect it is 5th January, but I'm not sure
by manniemain
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Chrism Mass
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Chrism Mass

Our Parish were recently told we will be hosting the Diocesan Chrism Mass later this year. It would seem sensible to augment our choir by adding other singers from nearby. Can anyone recommend any good music? We will be bound by the Diocesan standard setting of the Mass, but a nice motet would be a ...
by manniemain
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Performing rights
Replies: 9
Views: 3078

Performing rights

A small group in our Parish have started saying that we need a performing rights licence for any music played in the Church - even for the hymns played on the organ on Sundays. Can anyone shed any light on the legal position here? If there's any kind of a "grey area" they've made it clear ...
by manniemain
Sun May 02, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New texts (Mass, Lectionary, psalms, musical settings etc)
Replies: 23
Views: 7367

Re: New Mass settings

...so if I want to compose my own Mass settings using the new ICEL texts and (who knows?) send them to a publisher, do I need to get permission from ICEL? and are they inclined to grant it? ... and what of morning and evening prayer? Are the settings of Benedictus and Magnificat to be revised and ri...
by manniemain
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: What to do with potentially publishable music
Replies: 20
Views: 22675

Re: What to do with potentially publishable music

If therefore I wanted to write and publish responsorial psalms using the texts in the missal to whom should I apply in order to get permission to use these texts?
by manniemain
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vespers
Replies: 45
Views: 11579

Re: Vespers

There's a little book called 'Organo Pleno' which discusses chant. The author, Gordon Reynolds I believe, describes anglican chants along these lines: "...being harmless enough in themselves, and the organist is required to play them through first just to prove this. Unfortunately words are th...
by manniemain
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Does your congregation sing?
Replies: 19
Views: 9129

Re: Does your congregation sing?

docmattc wrote: I can honestly say I was accompanying the singing rather than having the lead it.


frequently I find myself having to replace it! :roll:
by manniemain
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vespers
Replies: 45
Views: 11579

Re: Vespers

Hmm- we do use the Catholic translations of the Psalms but it seems to be the music that causes the controversy - with one person in particular. I have been threatened with a petition to the Vatican for excommunication on some astonishing charge of "musical heresy"
by manniemain
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Limerick
Replies: 12
Views: 5017

Re:

Nick Baty wrote:Yes, I know one about an Old Bishop of Birmingham but I'm afraid it might cause a few too many bleeps.

What would cause the bleeps - the limerick or the Bishop?
by manniemain
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lateran Basilica
Replies: 31
Views: 9587

Re: Lateran Basilica

Looking at Sunday's first reading (in its entirely including all the middle bits that get will left out) I can't help wondering if its ever been used for a Maths exam: Plot a graph of water depth against distance from Temple Strong overtones of geometry here. (all that about RH sides, South Walls, ...
by manniemain
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Payment for organists
Replies: 35
Views: 9362

Re: Payment for organists

This is an extreme example which I haven't seen repeated in 10 years but the music at that church remains destroyed all these years later and I have seen other examples "on the spectrum" and which haven't been too far behind. Choir and organist are now in other churches and are unlikely to...
by manniemain
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funnies
Replies: 29
Views: 14764

Re: Re:

asb wrote:What a good job that the city of Condom in Tarn et Garonne ceased to be a bishopric in the 18th century....... :shock:


That would be considered "trying it on!"

They do make rather wonderful Armagnac there though. (totally irrelevant but I thought I'd say it!) :D
by manniemain
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tales from the Choir Loft
Replies: 20
Views: 9419

Re:

Once again the message board has censored the slang word for cigarette. Does it think I'm using "*beep*" in a perjorative sense towards gay men? Because I don't know of anyone who'd pop out for one of those during the sermon! The News of the World would have it that the entire Catholic Ch...
by manniemain
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Limerick
Replies: 12
Views: 5017

Re: Limerick

A copy of Hymns Old and New
I found on the organist's pew
contains that bad line
about bread and wine
and heresies which just aren't true!

A Cinema organist in Ealing
Played music with so much feeling
In the opening bars of "the way to the stars"
The console rose up through the ceiling!