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by Tsume Tsuyu
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Winter Assembly 15th November 2014 - Come and Sing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: SSG Winter Assembly 15th November 2014 - Come and Sing!

I will be there (Friday and Saturday). Who else is going? I'm looking forward to the Crichton Lecture, and Martin Foster's workshop. And I'm reliably informed that there will be home made muffins and chocolate Mars Bar crispy cakes on offer with morning coffee. Not sure how well I'll be able to sing...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Boosey and Hawkes
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Boosey and Hawkes

Maybe it's time to try something different? There are lots of new and revised settings that are available. I must confess that the St Anne's Mass has never really done it for me. We've been using Martin Barry's revised Spring Sanctus Acclamations for six months or so and the congregation has really ...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preparing for Lent and Easter 2012
Replies: 112
Views: 15369

Re: Preparing for Lent and Easter 2012

As far back as I remember, we've used the first form in our parish and, as I'm in the same neck of the woods as Keitha, perhaps it is a geographical thing. I don't have a strong feeling either way. What bothers me more is the fact that we always use (and have always used) a cross, complete with corp...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New texts - some practical points.
Replies: 53
Views: 8245

Re: New texts - some practical points.

"may the Lord have mercy" demonstrates the infinitive; to mark "have" as the subjunctive form would have been incorrect. It's still not an infinitive! It's an optative with the syntactic form of a closed interrogative. (Look at page 944 of this book (or serach in it for Long may...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Fri May 27, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The New Texts: Implementation without Accompaniment
Replies: 80
Views: 10759

Re: The New Texts: Implementation without Accompaniment

The plaudits that have been showered on the new Psallite Mass confirm me in this opinion. It’s not incompetent, but the Gloria and Credo are inoffensively tedious......Frankly, if that’s the best we can do our standards aren’t that high. I wouldn't profess to know much about anything, but I do know...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: CD 'accompaniment' at Mass
Replies: 31
Views: 4826

Re: CD 'accompaniment' at Mass

Just to clarify, the CDs used were a musical accompaniment, rather than a sung version of the song. This made it more difficult to sing along to IMHO. It was almost too quiet to hear and, even when I strained and could hear, I wasn't sure where the intro ended until we were suddenly part way through...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: CD 'accompaniment' at Mass
Replies: 31
Views: 4826

CD 'accompaniment' at Mass

One Saturday a month, our parish Mass is billed as a school Mass. This means that the children lead the singing, are the lectors and lead the prayers. Until very recently, the music was led by an accomplished musician with a sound liturgical knowledge. She has fought valiantly to prioritise the sing...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The trouble with Communion Processionals
Replies: 105
Views: 12848

Re: The trouble with Communion Processionals

[....I do not think it appropriate for the choir to troop up in procession after everyone else has received and is trying to be quiet, as that will be a major distraction. The only case where the choir can join on to the end of the Communion procession will be if they (and everyone else) are singin...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The trouble with Communion Processionals
Replies: 105
Views: 12848

Re: The trouble with Communion Processionals

(I like going last much better than going first, and it allows us to establish the processional song before the procession gets going.) But I think it's possible to establish the processional song when the choir goes first. We get to sing the antiphon/refrain two or three times before we move and w...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The trouble with Communion Processionals
Replies: 105
Views: 12848

Re: The trouble with Communion Processionals

it's still the Communion song which doesn't quite work for us. Perseverance is what is needed, I think. We've been using antiphons with psalms, and other songs with short refrains (and lots of verses!) to accompany the communion procession for a number of years now. We begin as soon as the Priest h...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The New Texts: A Seminar for Composers
Replies: 230
Views: 19322

Re: The New Texts: A Seminar for Composers

Nick Baty wrote:I still have Inwood's Glory, glory on yellow paper...

Yay! We still have this too. It's actually known as the Yellow Gloria in our choir!

I digress, I know, before I'm told off. :D
by Tsume Tsuyu
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Niceblogs
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Niceblogs

Both Gabriel and mcb have hyperlinks to their own blogs on their member profiles, or at the bottom of any of their posts. They provide a music list for each Sunday (after the event, unfortunately) and those you mention often feature. I guess that makes them 'nice' blogs. :-)
by Tsume Tsuyu
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Teaching the new Mass settings (including MacMillan)
Replies: 24
Views: 4070

Re: Teaching the new Mass settings (including MacMillan)

Why Rome seems to delight in making everything so complicated is beyond normal understanding. The cynic in me says that it's simply their way of saying " We're in charge". I expect that's it. Though I'd have far more respect for their authority if their actions weren't quite so flummoxing...
by Tsume Tsuyu
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical formation
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Re: Liturgical formation

The new syllabus looks very interesting but...

Gabriel wrote:The challenge is how dioceses can sustain such provision particularly when Liturgical Commissions are generally made up of volunteers.


And some dioceses don't even seem to have a Liturgical Commission!
by Tsume Tsuyu
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Marty Haugen's Storrington Mass
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Re: Marty Haugen's Storrington Mass

Sorry to reply so late in the day to this! I have an idea (though I may be wrong) that this was one of the settings we looked at during 'An Evening with Marty Haugen' at Olton Friary a few months ago. There was definitely a setting using the new texts that was written for a parish somewhere in the U...