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by Alan
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 5373

Re: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?

Indeed, Q: I will be submitting an account of the meeting (including this discussion) for inclusion in the next issue of Music and Liturgy (early 2016). That'll be well into the "year", Alan - any chance of a preview of the relvant part of the account on the forum here? Q Yes, I'll post a...
by Alan
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 5373

Re: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?

...Incidentally, congratulations to Paul Inwood whose hymn setting has been chosen as the official anthem (if that's the right word) and to the Composers' Forum for planning to discuss its use. I hope you'll be sharing your ideas with us all. Q Indeed, Q: I will be submitting an account of the meet...
by Alan
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Composers group meeting in London on 19th Sept?
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

Re: Composers group meeting in London on 19th Sept?

Keith is correct, but I have now managed to find a venue for 10 October at St Joseph's Church, Bunhill Row, London. Later today I will send an email to the Composers' Forum mailing list, giving full details. Anyone is welcome to be on this mailing list and to attend our meetings: just email me at al...
by Alan
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Week Music Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 5046

Re: Holy Week Music Programme

At Holy Redeemer, Pershore: Palm Sunday 10am Entrance antiphon: Hosanna Son of David (Peter Jones) Procession: All glory, laud and honour / Ride on! Ride on in majesty / Sing Hosanna Psalm: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me (Alan Smith) Gospel acclamation: Meditation on the Passion (Christoph...
by Alan
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 19933

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

... I do feel slightly frustrated with what I am currently gaining from the SSG, although not as frustrated as the rest of the SSG are perhaps currently feeling with me! I suggest you have a conversation with your SSG regional rep about your first point; as to your second, well, I was a member for ...
by Alan
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Composers' Forum: email address
Replies: 0
Views: 1755

SSG Composers' Forum: email address

Now would be a good time to think about submitting pieces for consideration at the meeting on 14 September. All Composers' Forum members should have received full information about this meeting some time ago; if not, or if you'd like to join the Forum, please email me at alanpsmith AT mac.com (subst...
by Alan
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration
Replies: 11
Views: 4619

Re: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration

JW, I have just PMd one of my settings to you, along with this note: Here's one of mine, based on my festal tone setting of Psalm 66 in Psalm Songs volume 2, page78. I have added verse 8 of the psalm to avoid the very awkward three-line stanza at the end. My congregation doesn't have a problem with ...
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Composers' Forum - NB: change of date
Replies: 0
Views: 1936

SSG Composers' Forum - NB: change of date

I have just sent out invitations to and full details of the next meeting to everyone on the SSG Composers' Forum email list. If you would like to be added to (or removed from) the list, please email me. Please note that the date has been changed to Saturday 14 September Alan Smith Convenor, SSG Comp...
by Alan
Thu May 02, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ' ... educating children in good liturgy?'
Replies: 18
Views: 5767

Re: ' ... educating children in good liturgy?'

contrabordun wrote:...and our very own Alan Smith/Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song).

Very kind - but, alas, not me but my more prolific namesake. I have taken to putting 'Alan P Smith' in the copyright line.
by Alan
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 11609

Re: New Pope

I'm sure you're right, Dunstan.

I noticed that Pope Francis didn't sing anything this evening. This was probably more to do with him having only one lung, but I thought it actually contributed to the impressive simplicity of his first public appearance.
by Alan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 15724

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

Decani have now published a separate edition of my Pershore Mass which, I am happy to say, corrects the typesetting errors that crept into the Laudate Supplement and the revised edition of Laudate. I expect it will take a while for the Decani website to catch up, but the copies are available now. Th...
by Alan
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymnbook recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2897

Re: Hymnbook recommendations?

I have bought copies of the new edition of Laudate (though we have no plans to update the congregational copies). In many ways it is a handsome and useful production, and it would still be my first choice. However, by no means all of the first edition's typos have been eliminated, nor is all of the ...
by Alan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Composers Group
Replies: 5
Views: 4029

Re: Composers Group

As an across-the-water friend of SSG, the feasibility of myself and probably many others attending the Composers' Forum meetings is very unlikely. Would there be any way the SSG could expand the Composers' Forum digitally? Submission of scores (anonymously, perhaps, on the website) for feedback etc...
by Alan
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 15724

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

I agree too. My first setting of the new texts - the Pershore Mass - was not as varied as it might have been in its use of thematic material, and a mix and match approach would be both understandable and effective. (In fact, while the new Laudate prints the entire setting, the new Celebration for Ev...
by Alan
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Year of Faith Hymn
Replies: 21
Views: 4899

Re: Year of Faith Hymn

Peter Jones wrote:... We're going to sing the Missal Chant of Credo III.

In English, in case anyone is wondering.