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by Martin Foster
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mysterium Fidei
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: Mysterium Fidei

The attached setting is taken from the current Latin Ambrosian Missal - which may be useful. As it seems I am unable to post a pdf version - this can be found here http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Music/Jubilate/index.shtml
by Martin Foster
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Imprimatur
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

To try and answer the question to the best of my knowledge. Where an imprimatur is sought it should be from the diocese where the publisher is based. It is not usual for a Bishops' Conference to give an Imprimatur. Therefore there would not have been any collective decision not to give imprimaturs. ...
by Martin Foster
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Singing Community – Part 2
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

The ICET text for the Lamb of God was approved by the Bishops for use when sung in 1980s - it is referred to in the directory 'Music in the Parish Mass'. The ICET text is 'Jesus, Lamb of God... Jesus, bearer of our sins... Jesus, redeemer of the world...' As Presbyter and others will be aware the Bi...
by Martin Foster
Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Psalms
Replies: 30
Views: 26082

Strategies for Responsorial Psalms

Thomas thank you for your thoughtful posting. Strictly (with my Moderator hat) Core Repertoire Psalms are about everything except the Responsorial Psalms - i.e. what psalms would be suitable at Communion - but you raise some valuable points which I hope other forum members will respond to. It is goo...
by Martin Foster
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Another copyright query?
Replies: 26
Views: 22313

To be pedantic - the Liturgy does offer a text intended for singing for Phil 2 in the Divine Office Sunday Evening Prayer 1. Whereas the Beatitudes are not given in the liturgy as a text for singing. I would make (and perhaps should have made) the distinction between texts given in the liturgical bo...
by Martin Foster
Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Another copyright query?
Replies: 26
Views: 22313

I would not want people to think there are no grounds for changing the text of say the responsorial psalm but I do think people should know why they are doing it and the decision be based on some principles. Any change needs to be balanced with the risk of reducing the congregation’s familiarity w...
by Martin Foster
Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Another copyright query?
Replies: 26
Views: 22313

Dear All I think a little bit of understanding is called for. People seem to be surprised that someone working for a large publisher which publishes a wide range of books does not understand the relationship between the Grail Psalter, for which they administer (but do not own) the copyright and the ...
by Martin Foster
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Readings for Sundays in Ordinary Time interrupted by Lent
Replies: 2
Views: 4290

There is a page on the Liturgy Office Website which gives range of dates on which Sundays can occur.

Not that exciting, but sometimes useful!

Martin
by Martin Foster
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Music for Order of Christian Funerals
Replies: 9
Views: 10138

Music for Order of Christian Funerals

The Department for Christian Life and Worship is looking for musical settings of texts sung at funerals. This is to provide simple settings for use in parishes and to offer to publishers for inclusion in participation aids. In particular settings are sought for the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel ...
by Martin Foster
Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Gospel Canticles
Replies: 5
Views: 7452

Webbe's Magnificat

VML

was it Magnificat, magnificat sing the glory of our Saviour!
Webbe arranged Mayhew and word by Mayhew too.

It first appeared in 'Songs of New Life' and did appear in subsequent Mayhew books and I think as separate piece of sheet Music.

Martin
by Martin Foster
Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Liturgical Rites
Replies: 17
Views: 12957

Re: Logical?

sidvicius wrote:
There is a logic to the order of saints.....Men Saints; Women Saints.
Why is that logical? Couldn't they just be alphabetical at this point? Would a female martyr be named only after all the male martyrs?


Perhaps 'structure' would be a better word.

Martin
by Martin Foster
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Antiphons
Replies: 30
Views: 25732

Simple Gradual etc/

It seems to me that the Graduale Simplex or Simple Gradual is intended to provide seasonal antiphons - in a similar way to the Common Responsorial Psalms - so there is good liturgical precedent for such an idea - even a book that has already done the job. The first edition was, I think, published be...
by Martin Foster
Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Antiphons
Replies: 30
Views: 25732

One of the thoughts behind the 'core repertoire' project is to consider that hymns are an addition to the liturgy and may be we need to remind ourselves what the actual texts of the liturgy. Antiphons are some of the main texts for singing in the liturgical books but do they work as they presently e...
by Martin Foster
Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Antiphons
Replies: 30
Views: 25732

Antiphons

A starter: What might be worth doing is for composers to turn their mind to the use of these texts in the context of Entrance Antiphon and Communion Antiphon, rather than the Responsorial Psalm, perhaps using a particular phrase as an ostinato for the assembly to sing. think that's one of the best s...
by Martin Foster
Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Psalms
Replies: 30
Views: 26082

Re: ????!*/@~#!?????

I'm confused (again) - the main point is to establish a repertoire of core music is it not? Thus, wherever we are in the country, if someone has to sing Psalm 117, there will be one, liturgically spot-on tune for it, that everyone knows? Not at the moment - definitely not one. To recourse to histor...