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by Lakelark
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lead, Kindly Light
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Lead, Kindly Light

Thank you, mcb. Nothing to do with Newman is entirely straightforward: it is arguable that he was considering becoming a (Roman) Catholic from the time of his association with Keble and Pusey. But the dating of LKL doesn't affect my point about the extra verse. By the time the Hymnal Companion was p...
by Lakelark
Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lead, Kindly Light
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Lead, Kindly Light

mcb described the extra verse of "Lead, Kindly Light" as suspicious. How right he is! This would not be the only instance of an alteration made to a catholic text by people outside the Catholic Church. In this case, I think the additional verse was added to prevent a particular interpretat...
by Lakelark
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Whitaker & Westminster Cathedral!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2869

Re: Whitaker & Westminster Cathedral!!

"modo natum" = "new-born". Perfectly sound Latin. Used in this sense by none less than P. Vergilius Maro. And I wonder how many people realise that the second o of modo is short?
by Lakelark
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday Antiphons
Replies: 39
Views: 9890

Re: Sunday Antiphons

Before this thread peters out, I would like to express my opinion that it has been one of the most informative and revealing threads on this forum for some time. Thanks to all who have contributed: your comments and quotes have cleared my mind considerably.
by Lakelark
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday Antiphons
Replies: 39
Views: 9890

Re: Sunday Antiphons

I was being guided by GIRM para 48, which refers to another collection of psalms and antiphons approved by the Bishops. "Praise to the Holiest" is magnificent, entirely suited to the occasion, etc., etc., but it is not a psalm or an antiphon, nor does it derive from such. A psalm or antiph...
by Lakelark
Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday Antiphons
Replies: 39
Views: 9890

Re: Sunday Antiphons

Gratias tibi ago, presbyter. But I remain confused. You speak of a processional song, and I cannot see that there is any difference between that and an entrance song. And "Praise to the Holiest" does not conform to the norms for that. I grant that it achieved with distinction the purpose o...
by Lakelark
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday Antiphons
Replies: 39
Views: 9890

Re: Sunday Antiphons

...and at Cofton Park it was "Praise to the Holiest".
by Lakelark
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sunday Antiphons
Replies: 39
Views: 9890

Re: Sunday Antiphons

Johnquinn's procedure sounds very similar to one I have just finished working on. I have written 61 Sunday Entrance Songs, based on the Antiphons of Graduale Romanum for Sundays. I have versified and expanded the antiphon, using entirely modern and inclusive English, and provided one or more psalm-v...
by Lakelark
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Valiant Hearts
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Re: O Valiant Hearts

Dear Angela, You will find the text and tunes by googling "cyber hymnal". I was an anglo-catholic for many years. Our Remembrance Sunday was observed with a Requiem Mass at five minutes to eleven. Personally I cannot share your enthusiasm for this hymn. It idealises and sanitises war, and ...
by Lakelark
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Papal Visit
Replies: 301
Views: 63294

Re: Papal Visit

If it really maters who is waving the paw, isn't something wrong?
by Lakelark
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vexilla Regis - "lanceae" or "lancerae" ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4687

Re: Vexilla Regis - "lanceae" or "lancerae" ?

What's more, the Latin lancea is derived from the Greek lonche (two syllables, which I add because I can't do Greek on this word processor). The short o of the Greek becomes a long a in Latin. The word should therefore, I think, be pronounced with the first a of lanceae long - the "lan" sh...
by Lakelark
Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vesting Prayers
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: Vesting Prayers

The stola was originally a long folded garment, worn, in accordance with Roman law, only by married women in classical Roman times. It was a symbol of marital fidelity. In Christian terms, this signifies the fidelity of the priest to Christ the Bridegroom. The virtue of lifelong fidelity is not far ...
by Lakelark
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A Tune I Can't Find
Replies: 6
Views: 2568

Re: A Tune I Can't Find

Well, I couldn't possibly ask for more. Thanks to all who replied. An elderly tenor will sleep well tonight, secure in the knowledge that SSG is corporately pretty omniscient.
by Lakelark
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A Tune I Can't Find
Replies: 6
Views: 2568

Re: A Tune I Can't Find

Dear Hare (and anyone else who may be wondering), Yes. the default note is a crotchet, f-- is a dotted minim, underlined pairs of notes are quavers, and an upper-case letter signifies the octave beginning (in this case) on a top D. Looking again at this alphabetic melange, I see that in the second a...
by Lakelark
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A Tune I Can't Find
Replies: 6
Views: 2568

A Tune I Can't Find

Can anyone help to identify a tune which I learned as a boy? It's Long Meter, in d major, and it goes: d e f f--e g fe d-- e f g a c b ag f-- g g a b a c ba b c D ba D ba g d g fe d-- Thanks in advance to anyone (?)everyone who replies, and apologies for any strangeness in the above attempt to rende...